Every year that I’m in business is a blessing … because I love what I do! I’m especially excited this year because next month I will begin my 45th year as an office furniture and design expert. Needless to say, I’ve seen a lot in 45 years! As the saying goes, the only thing that is constant is change. And, that’s certainly true of the evolution of the office.
In the 60s, businesses encouraged communication and collaboration, which was made easier with an open layout design. However, the potential for distractions and lack of privacy presented issues with that layout. By the time I began selling office furniture in the 70s, the idea of flexible, semi-enclosed work-spaces were gaining popularity. The invention of the cubicle allowed the semblance of privacy while maintaining the open space feel.
The next big change came with the new millennium. The advent of technology transformed the office culture and brought a new ideology: flexible working. The idea that employees didn’t need to be in the office in order to do their job created a new workplace environment and gave birth to shared work-spaces.
Technological advancements also changed the way I do business. It allowed for Alliance Corporate Services‘ innovative space planning process, a more efficient and collaborative way to design and furnish an office. Our interactive method to office design and planning allows our clients to craft an entire work-space in a fraction of the time it took when I started. Here’s how it works …
Working as a team, from separate offices, we browse the Alliance product library, which has hundreds of thousands of products to choose from. Based on your taste, budget, space, and time frame, we narrow the search. Once you’ve made all of your selections, Alliance will send you a 3D model of your office layout, complete with images, manufacturers’ links, colors, fabrics, measurements, and more. You can view, share and edit that album before making any final decision, or any financial commitment.
Technology allows us to provide a service that has endless benefits to our clients. Contact me to get started on your next project. There’s no solution more efficient and cooperative for an office design project!