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Why DeskView, Why Now?

If you took someone that worked in a corporate office in the 1970’s and put them into an office in 2018, they’d likely be in shock.  

From The Beginning

As companies around the world are fighting for the best and brightest talent, they are making drastic changes to the way they design their work space. This trend began in the Steve Jobs era with Apple and the other tech companies that quickly followed suit, catering to a more open culture with flexible work spaces. With the advances of the past half century, we no longer need to be tied to a physical desk – that is unless you’re a trader working on 6+ jumbo screens with Jim Cramer on full blast. The power of laptops today makes work much more fluid and the truth is furniture solutions are just now starting to come around. Enter -- DeskView. 

What's the most productive way?

Over the past 5+ years working in commercial real estate, I’ve seen and heard the changing demands in how corporate executives want their space designed. No longer do companies want walled off offices creating barriers of communication and preventing sunlight from entering the work space – Every 4’ x 8’ piece of drywall means that much less light entering other parts of the office. We want a comfortable, open, fluid environment that allows us to do our best work, which often means knocking down the cubicles and adding more glass and green (plants, not paint! – well, unless you’re Starbucks or Whole Foods). Companies are flipping the office design on its head by placing open work spaces near the outer windows and locating offices and conference rooms on the interior of the space, allowing every everyone to soak up some much needed vitamin D.

What's the most productive way? 

Over the past 5+ years working in commercial real estate, I’ve seen and heard the changing demands in how corporate executives want their space designed. No longer do companies want walled off offices creating barriers of communication and preventing sunlight from entering the work space – Every 4’ x 8’ piece of drywall means that much less light entering other parts of the office. We want a comfortable, open, fluid environment that allows us to do our best work, which often means knocking down the cubicles and adding more glass and green (plants, not paint! – well, unless you’re Starbucks or Whole Foods). Companies are flipping the office design on its head by placing open work spaces near the outer windows and locating offices and conference rooms on the interior of the space, allowing every everyone to soak up some much needed vitamin D.

The Future

When designing an office now executives must think, “how can I make this a space that employees actually want to be in and not just for the 9-5” (because we all know those boundaries are fading). Company culture is a leading factor when deciding where to work. LinkedIn explained in their announcement that "[a]ccording to the 2016 Talent Trends Report….60 percent of candidates say that, first and foremost, they want to know about the company culture and values.” That culture is articulated in the office layout – are your people free to move around and work in comfortable environments or are they glued to seated, stagnant desks hunched over a monitor. To show a more positive, open culture, companies are incorporating more glass into their offices and adding standing desks, fitness rooms (in the space or offered by the building) and healthy food options. Today’s modern office space is centered around concepts of open exchange, happiness, and (of course) productivity.We noticed there was a lack of options for the modern worker for a healthy and halfway decent looking standing desk, which is why we created DeskView. With more glass on the interior and exterior of a space, employees can work from a variety of locations and enjoy the myriad of health benefits of standing while working. Pick a window, press the two levers on your DeskView, set down your laptop, and enjoy the view!