2024 Office Design Trends

2024 Office Design Trends

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Office design over the years has evolved. Many companies are ditching the cubicle farms, harsh lighting, and lack of team space and instead are beginning to take note of their workplace design. Corporate America is now looking at what their employees want and how they can achieve satisfaction. We expect 2024 workplace trends to emphasize elevating employee well-being, productivity, and collaboration. To help you achieve your office goals, Cummings Properties has formulated our list of 2024 office design trends. What We Expect Offices To Look Like In 2024: Adaptive Layouts In 2024, we expect to see more flexible and versatile office structures. This includes creating areas that can be used for any work-related activity and meeting while fostering collaboration and teamwork among all office members regardless of where they are…
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How Can I Create A Collaborative Workspace In The Office?

How Can I Create A Collaborative Workspace In The Office?

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No matter who you are, what your job title is, or which company you work for, chance are that you and your employer will benefit if you collaborate and work with others both in and outside of the office. For so many all across the globe, the practice of working together as a unit is needed in order to create successful products or services. Whether a team or company is big or small, having a physical space where employees can connect in person can be highly beneficial in facilitating the sharing of ideas and development of innovative solutions for clients.  In order to help you cultivate a collaborative workspace in your office that not only boosts productivity but also increases employee happiness and retention, the office space experts at Cummings…
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Do I Need An Office Space For My Business?

Do I Need An Office Space For My Business?

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Leasing a commercial office space offers you and your business an incredible opportunity to accommodate your employees, products, services, and customers while offering great flexibility. However, deciding whether or not your business needs this space can take time and effort, especially if you are new to the commercial real estate market. This difficulty is why the team of commercial real estate professionals at Cummings Properties has come up with our top tips to help you determine if you need an office space for your business. Top 3 Reasons To Lease A Commercial Office Space You're Experiencing Rapid Employee Growth Are you noticing a significant uptick in your hiring efforts? If so, it could be a perfect time for you to lease a commercial office space. Having a dedicated office space…
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Benefits of Commercial Office Space Amenities

Benefits of Commercial Office Space Amenities

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All the leading companies in the world are looking for new ways to employ and retain the best of the best in terms of employees, and one excellent way is through office space amenities. Ever since the pandemic and the subsequent return-to-the-office wave, employees and businesses alike are discovering that office space amenities are not only for a mid-day cup of coffee but also aid in encouraging employee interaction, making their workplace more interactive and enjoyable. Cummings Properties is proud to offer a wide range of commercial office amenities that can help you create a stellar workplace culture, providing employees with an environment in which to thrive. Top Reasons To Provide Your Company With Commercial Office Space Amenities: They Help Establish Connections Commercial office space amenities help facilitate social connections…
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What Office Rental Size Is Right For You

What Office Rental Size Is Right For You

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When searching for an office space, the first and most essential task is determining the amount of space your company needs. During this process, you may ask yourself, how do I know what that number is? This then brings about questions such as: How much square footage will we need as a team to be comfortable? How much office space per person? How many meeting rooms should we have? What does our growth projection look like? At Cummings Properties, our team of professionals has had the pleasure of helping thousands of clients and companies estimate their office space needs and wants. Throughout this process, we have learned how to assess companies' spatial needs properly, while also taking into account their desires, which now allows us to help you determine what…
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How To Plan Your Return To the Office

How To Plan Your Return To the Office

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With new technology and tools, and an increased want for collaboration and innovation, the drive to return to an office space is greater than ever before. Both business leaders and employees are looking for creative spaces to increase productivity and enhance their work/life balance. Because not every company is one and the same, however, creating a plan that is unique to you is the key to fully optimizing your return to the office. Whether you are in the process of figuring out your workspace strategy, configuring an inspiring in-office environment, or looking to get back into the office full-time tomorrow, the team at Cummings Properties has compiled our top tips to help you plan for a successful return to your office space. 3 Ways To Successfully Return To An Office…
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Office Space Must Haves

Office Space Must Haves

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From Google’s offices fully equipped with mini-golf courses, slides, and stunningly creative decor to an office space filled with natural lighting and industry-themed paintings, having an office space that perfectly fits your company and employees can go a long way toward providing your team with a comfortable space. With the new rise of the “return to office” movement, there is more emphasis than ever on cultivating an environment in which your employees will be motivated and creative. That is why the expert team here at Cummings Properties has provided you with our top tips to help you design a creative and inspiring space that will foster a team atmosphere and generate excitement among your employees about going into the office. Top 6 Office Must-Haves: Open Space The wave of the…
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How In-office Work Is On The Rise

How In-office Work Is On The Rise

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“Cigna announces plan to bring employees back to the office” “JPMorgan ends remote work for senior bankers” “Federal workers called back to the office” These and other recent headlines point to the fact that the pendulum is beginning to swing strongly back to an in-office work environment. Disney, Starbucks, General Motors, and UPS are among the many major companies across greater Boston and the country that reportedly no longer allow employees to be fully remote. Top 3 Benefits To In-Person Work: Collaboration and Synergy Zoom and other virtual platforms were indispensable to many businesses at the height of the pandemic. The video format enabled a higher level of connection and conversation than one could gain from a simple phone call.  These platforms’ technology, however, tends to make conversations more stilted,…
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