Office Design

  • Standing Desks, Cornhole, and Shooting Ranges– How Does Your Company Build Community?

    Whack! A beanbag smacks against a wooden board, slides through a hole, and the office erupts in cheers! This is the first thing I witness upon walking through the office doors of Salo, a staffing agency in Minneapolis. It’s 11:00am on a Wednesday morning and the staff is playing cornhole (or doghouse, or bagtoss, depending […]

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  • The Best Standing Desks for Your Office

    If you’ve seen the headlines that read “Sitting is the New Smoking,” you’ve probably started thinking about alternatives to your desk chair. Great! We applaud you for that, and we want to help. There is a plethora of standing desk options, and it can be hard to determine which is the best for your unique space. Here we’ve outlined the best standing […]

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  • Exercise at Your Desk Part II: Cubii Product Review

    The Cubii is an elliptical machine that fits snugly under your desk, allowing you to exercise while you work. Last week they finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign that ensured they’ll add to the growing field of office health products, joining the ranks of standing desks (some with their own successful Kickstarter campains), treadmill desks, and Desk Peddlers. When they asked us […]

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  • Standing Meetings Improve Performance

    Standing meetings are on the rise! In 2011, a survey of 6,042 tech companies found that 78% held daily standing meetings (often referred to as the daily scrum). Most of these companies hold standing meetings for efficiency’s sake, and the research supports this. A study in 1998 found that standing meetings are a third shorter than sitting meetings but […]

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  • Exercise at Your Desk: DeskCycle Product Review

    Many people are turning to standing desks to avoid the negative impacts of sitting all day (click here for research on sitting and here for one convert’s story). However, switching to a standing desk requires, well, a standing desk. For many of you, a standing desk isn’t a feasible option for your work space, so what can […]

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  • Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity

    We’ve seen first hand that moving more throughout the day improves work productivity, but scientific studies making the direct connection have been scarce. Most reports on the subject are anecdotal– that is, until now. A year-long study recently concluded that allowing employees to walk on treadmills at their desks improves work performance. This is great […]

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  • Kickstarter’s Standing Desk Innovations

    Standing Desks

    We’re very excited here at the FYS headquarters. Why? Because we just bought some awesome stuff. That’s why. We’re proud to support these standing desk innovators on Kickstarter as they go into their initial production runs. These two sleek designs are very different, and both look awesome in their own right. An obstacle to health […]

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  • How the Doctors Stay Healthy

    We were honored when the group of doctors from Proscan Imaging asked for our help in redesigning their office. Radiologists, like most of us with full-time jobs, spend the majority of their day sitting in front of a screen. Given the accumulating science pointing out the ill effects of being sedentary, they wanted us to […]

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  • Tales from a Standing Desk Convert

    Every now and then, we receive an email that leaves us smiling for days. The below message is from someone who asked if we could help him in his efforts to purchase a standing desk. After consulting with him about his office setup and specific needs, we determined that the Kangaroo Elite desk was the best […]

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  • A Gym for $5000

    The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a 300 acre complex of buildings that once produced enormous warships for the US Navy. No longer commissioned, the buildings and land are being developed for local enterprises in need of industrial space. In charge of developing this expansive property is the non-profit BNYDC. We were recently tasked with the […]

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