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Designing Your Office

 Whether you are a new start up or a well-established company moving into new digs or renovating your existing ones, your office design is a big deal. How you do it can mean the difference between happy, productive employees and miserable ones. A lot should go into your design choices. Along with the space you have to work with, you should consider your employees’ workstyles, responsibilities and needs. Make the effort to get their input, because it does matter!

Traditionally cubicles have been the most popular office design, but these days many firms are going with a completely open design. The thought is that it encourages team work and bonding, but many employees hate it for it’s lack of privacy and loudness. If your employees need to work on complicated projects, make lots of phone calls, or hold meetings with clients, an open floor plan may not be a good idea. Cubicles offer the privacy and quiet they need while not being completely isolated from others. If you do decide to do an open floor plan, make sure your design also includes quiet spaces for meetings and phone calls. Whichever floorplan you choose, take your employees’ comfort into consideration. Ergonomic chairs and a high quality climate control system will be very appreciated. A comfortable lunch room with vending machines or a small kitchen is also a great addition.

If you’re unsure where to begin with your office design, consult one of the many commercial interior design firms that are out there. Use Google to research and get reviews and ask around for recommendations and referrals. A good firm will have a portfolio for you to look at and client testimonials. Don’t simply pick the one with the lowest price, go with the best designs and most creative firm. Remember, you get what you pay for.

When you’re ready to chose a firm, read the contract over thoroughly and have your lawyer do the same. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about things you don’t understand. Continue to stay involved once the work begins, and if the firm does not discuss things with you or makes you feel shut out of the project, speak up immediately! If there are problems with the job, contact their local professional society or licensing board to file a complaint. They do take them seriously! Open communication on both sides is the key to success.

Locating Vacuum Tech Info

There may come a time when you need to get some info about what is going on in the vacuum tech industry. If this is the case, it is important that you know exactly where to look. This info might not be as easy to find as you think. It is always a good idea to keep yourself apprised of the latest developments in the world of vacuum tech if you are closely involved with that industry. There are a number of sources you can use to provide you with the most current and accurate info concerning vacuum tech. Here are the most popular ones.

1. Get in touch with some of the leading companies in the vacuum technology industry to find out if they offer a newsletter.

You will find that some companies involved in the vacuum tech industry will produce a newsletter every month. The newsletter will include important info about what is happening within that specific company or in some other area of vacuum tech. These newsletters will not cost you anything. They will also give you info that may not be readily available elsewhere. It is very simple to subscribe to some of these newsletters if you are interested. Go to the company’s website and click on the newsletter section. You can then enter your email address so you can start receiving the newsletter.

2. Blogs can also be a wonderful source of vacuum tech news and info.

You can find out just about anything on blogs. This includes the latest news regarding vacuum tech and sputtering sources. Spend a few minutes searching online and you should be able to discover a wide variety of blogs that deal directly with vacuum tech news. However, it would be wise to check the credentials of the blog’s author. You need to find blogs that are written by someone with credibility within the world of vacuum tech.

3. Look for magazines that deal with the topic of vacuum tech.

Online searches will help you to discover various publications that will provide you with the news and info you seek concerning vacuum tech. Some of the articles might be available for free on the magazine’s website. However, you might need to subscribe to the magazine in order to get articles in their entirety. Many vacuum tech magazines will give you an introductory offer so it will not cost much.

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