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How To Stay Active During Your Workday

How To Stay Active During Your Workday It can certainly be difficult to stay active during your workday when you work 9-5 Monday to Friday and have little opportunity to get moving. The day goes too quickly, or some days, too slowly, and the last thing on your mind is hitting the gym. Staying active during your workday doesn’t have to be painful, time consuming or even strenuous. The secret to staying active is all in how you manage your time. By the end of this post you will not only be more knowledgeable about Australia’s current health standards, but you will also leave with a few easy ideas to get some physical activity in your day. First, let’s have a look at the facts:...

Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up A Productive Workstation

It's an art form, really, setting up your ultimate productive workstation. When you have a dedicated space, you feel ready to take on the world. Whether you work from home or have a designated workstation at the office, it's important to make sure you not only have everything you need to do the best job you can, but also that you are properly supported throughout the workday. So let us talk you through how to set up your ultimate productive workstation. Consider Your Desk Layout The arrangement and placement of office furniture is vital to support the kind of work you do. It’s all about you. Your own personal preference and working style. Want a more compact and streamlined work space for a single monitor?...

How to Improve Workplace Collaboration

How To Improve Workplace Collaboration Effective collaboration is one of the most important part of business success. In fact, according to a handy infographic by Clinked, 96% of executives cite a lack of collaboration or ineffective communication as the reason for workplace failures. Today’s workforce is mobile, connected and places emphasis on collaborative work to get the job done. So how can you improve workplace collaboration? Build an Effective Team There’s always that one group of people in the office who are known as the ‘dream team’. They are highly organised. They hit their mark every time and seem to have fun doing it. So, how do they do it? It’s simple really . . . They have gotten to know each other as individuals...

7 Benefits of Activity Based Workplaces

7 Benefits of Activity Based Workplaces Global companies like Microsoft and Google have fitted out their workplaces with Activity Based Workstations years ago and have reaped the benefits since. It’s no secret that the headquarters of multi-million dollar companies are renowned for their modern hubs with state of the art technology. Even renowned banks like BankWest, Macquarie Bank, NAB and the Commonwealth Bank have forgone traditional cubicles in favour of turning their offices into Activity Based Workplaces (ABW). The end result being a workplace with surprising benefits for both the employee and company.   1. Increased Productivity ABW’s are all about you and your workplace . . . . . It’s about people, place and technology working together in a more productive and enjoyable  way. ABW’s...

Celebrating the Opening of Our New Manufacturing Facility

New Manufacturing Facility
On the 11th of August 2017, we hit a new business milestone. All staff and the media turned out to celebrate the opening of our new manufacturing facility. We were delighted to have Mayor Mark Jamieson officially open our brand new 7500sqm manufacturing facility in Yandina with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The facility represents a $30 million investment in our future, as well as the future of manufacturing and economic growth on the Sunshine Coast. The event was attended by all staff at the Yandina facility and had ample media coverage from WIN News, 7 News, View News Sunshine Coast, The Sunshine Coast Council and The Sunshine Coast Daily. Which you can still catch the coverage on our and their respective Facebook pages. After 30...

4 Great Tips For A Green Office

If you want to know how to turn your office into green office then you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start and there are often assumptions that you have to make some big changes to see big results. We’re here to tell you that’s not true. You can start making smaller changes to your office right now. After all, it’s the little things that add up. We hope you find these green tips helpful. We certainly did! In fact, we’re gearing up for the 2017 Keep Australia Beautiful Week from the 21-27th of August. How about you? To find out more about how you can get involved in Keep Australia Beautiful Week, visit their website. You...

6 Health Benefits of Standing Desks

Chances are the whole reason you’re here is because you're curious about the whole Standing Desk trend that’s ‘all the rage’ right now. Some people say, “Sitting is the new smoking” in terms of how bad it is for our overall health. Our society is becoming so health conscience that it’s hard to discern what is just a passing fad from what is really good for us. Let’s start with what we do know. Bottomless stores of research confirm that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to our long-term health. The Australian Health Survey 2014–2015 revealed that only 55% of Australian adults aged 18–64 years meet the level of physical activity recommended by current guidelines (150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity...

5 Ways to Make Your Office Look Better Than Your Competitors

Look Better Than Your Competitors
5 Ways to Make Your Office Look Better Than Your Competitors We’re going to let you in on a little secret today. Looks do matter. Standing out from your competitors is crucial to your business’s success. Loyalty is earned, not bought and the best way to keep your clients coming back is to leave them with a good impression. So, how do you give them a good impression? Create a Welcoming Reception Area The very first thing a client will notice is your reception desk. It should be the focal point of the room, so select modern and stylish fixtures to complement your reception desk. Add homely touches like a wall mounted TV and bright artwork. Add some life and oxygen into the room with...

8 Unhealthy Office Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

Unhealthy Office Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity Do you sit all day? Drink too much coffee? Have a messy desk? We're sorry to tell you this, but you probably don't have a healthy lifestyle. When you think about it, the time we spend in the office often exceeds the amount of time we spend at home. When you occupy an environment for an extended period of time it’s easy to slip into unhealthy occupational habits. Especially if they’re habits your co-workers have as well. Unhealthy habits are like a virus and before you know it you have a whole office infected. Unhealthy office habits aren’t just bad for employees, they’re bad for productivity and business operations as well. There are a few simple changes the everyday...

Case Study: Telstra Business Centre

Telstra’s new Business Centre for the Sunshine Coast is up and running after only 1 Month of planning, design and installation. BFX worked with Brad Reid Design Group to produce a series of truly stunning and functional spaces. The open plan work spaces were designed by pairing sophisticated office screening with a layout that fosters a productive and bright work environment. With these new workstations, break rooms and meeting spaces, the Telstra team can work individually, collaboratively and even rest in style. Floor Plan Project Details Project Name Telstra Business Centre for Maroochydore Project Partners Brad Reid Design Group Project Scope 57 workstations with screening, breakout areas, meeting and quiet rooms at the new Head Office in office spaces. With more than 48 Urban screen workstations,...

Castel Stacking Chair Approved to AFRDI Blue Tick Standard

The Castel Sled Base Stacking Chair has been approved to AFRDI Blue Tick standard. BFX continues its commitment to supplying quality furniture that has been independently tested by AFRDI (Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute). The Chair was tested at Test Level 4. Test areas include: • Strength • Durability • Stability The chair is available exclusively through BFX, both online or in store. It comes backed by a 5 year warranty and is available now in a variety of modern colours. View Certificate #mpcth_cta_SZbop.wpb_call_to_action .wpb_button_a .mpcth-cta-arrow {border-color:#0033ff} #mpcth_cta_SZbop .wpb_button_a {background-color:#0033ff}View the Castel Sled Base Stacking ChairClick Here Share

BFX Campaign Raises Money for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation

Thank you to all BFX customers who purchased a red Quickship chair during the recent campaign to raise money for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. A total of 405 red chairs were sold which raised over $2000. The proceeds of the BFX campaign will go towards educating children about their personal safety and assisting young victims of crime through financial support. Connie Glover from BFX was proud to present the proceeds of the campaign to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Operations Manager, Ken Searles last week. Share
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