January 2019

Have you ever felt intense back pain at work from sitting all day? Or maybe you find yourself hunching over or rounding your shoulders frequently, even after you’ve left the office

A few easy stretches whenever you start to feel a knot in your neck or stiffness in your back, can be the key to the prevention of long term disability from occurring. In combination with a good ergonomic office chair, spending just a few minutes moving and stretching each day will help you to be much healthier in the long run.

Something as simple as standing periodically or as easy as stretching your arms overhead often can have major benefits when done on a regular basis.

Below are a few ergonomic exercises and stretches that can be done in the comfort of your office. The key is getting the benefits from these ergonomic exercises is to do them every day at work, so blood is allowed to circulate, and your muscles are never still for too long. It is recommended that you move around every 30 minutes.

Employees spend at least a third of their day at the office so creating a comfortable place for them to take a break or have lunch creates a good company atmosphere.

If possible, select a room in the building with windows and access to an outdoor space. It is also best for the location to be central for all employees. A breakroom in a dark basement that’s nowhere close to the main office isn’t going to be frequently used.

When decorating the space, select fun colors to make it feel less “office-like”, allowing employees to relax during their time there. Adding lounge furniture and large gathering tables make the room inviting and encourage team bonding.

To ensure the break room is usable, provide a fridge and microwave for storing and reheating lunches. (Bonus points for extra appliances!) A coffee maker, coffee supplies, and tea are also a nice touch your employees will appreciate. Lastly, if your budget will allows, providing snacks for when employees just can’t get away can be a life saver! Keeney’s works with Apple A Day to provide fresh fruits and vegetables each week.

Creating an appealing breakroom can be an easy and inexpensive way to show your employees you appreciate their hard work. Contact Keeney’s for everything from breakroom furniture, to compostable plates to snacks for your team.

Having an issue with a product or service you received is bad enough but seeing a 1-800 number as the customer service line is equally as cringe worthy. Communication problems, lack of knowledge and inflexible solutions can make a frustrating situation even more infuriating. At Keeney’s, we feel providing outstanding customer service is essential so we take pride in having an in-office customer service team available to help via phone, email or live chat.

Unlike most call center workers, our customer service team is very knowledgeable about the products we sell and how to use our online ordering system. They are also able to help find specific items quickly and have access to a team of supplies and furniture experts if they aren’t sure of an answer.

Being on-site also means they have the ability to consult the management team on unusual requests and get you a resolution quickly instead of giving you a scripted response or a promise that a supervision will call you back. The team is also in regular contact with our delivery drivers so delivery instructions can be relayed seamlessly.

Lastly (and we feel most importantly), having an on-site team means you receive personalized service. You speak with the same three team members each time you contact us so they are familiar with your company and needs.

Contacting customer service should be a great experience and at Keeney’s you will always be greeted with a friendly, knowledgeable and resourceful team member to help meet your needs.

Office colors make an impression on clients visiting your office and on how your team works within the space.  Generally speaking, warm colors evoke feelings of vibrancy, positivity, excitement, and optimism. Bold colors, like red or orange, usually represent passion, adventure, and creativity. Cool tones are meant to inspire feelings of trust, calm and stability. Cool colors like blue and green are often used to convey quality and reliability.

Neutral colors are the most frequently used in office design and furniture, but can be easily updated with a few bright accents. Check out five easy way’s Keeney’s has added a splash of color to projects:

Bold Accent Furniture or Rugs

Bright Desk Accessories

Unique Artwork

Plants in Vibrant Containers

Colorful Accent Walls