What is the office’s role in a hybrid work world?
Worker preferences have shifted markedly over the past two years towards hybrid work model. Though employees desired fully remote flexibility mid-2020, only 37% of the workforce now feels more productive at home than in the office (as opposed to 48% last year). And though 88% still want to choose their working hours, a third don’tWięcej Read more
What do office tenants want in a hybrid world?
Hybrid is the new reality. Employers need their workplaces to lure teams back — to capitalize on collaboration, socialization, and other functions that only happen human-to-human in the office. Safe, clean, functional, and flexible is the vision. The right retrofits and upgrades can make the hybrid office the staple needed in this half-remote model. So…Więcej Read more
5 essential hybrid office investments
79% of the workforce want to be in the office at least once a week. Hybrid office is the way forward. Because the right workspaces and meeting areas can help draw employees back, we deem the following investments and retrofits essential in the new world of work. Quick look: 5 essential hybrid office investments ExcellentWięcej Read more
Flexible. Modern. Acoustic. Office pods, the ultimate amenity to land tenants for hybrid work model.
Though there is no roadmap, landlords and employers are leading the way forward in our new hybrid reality. Employers want modern workplaces that will lure employees back to work. And employees want safe, productive, engaging spaces. Office pods are part of the puzzle, offering unique bottom-line benefits to the owner-operator while satisfying immediate tenant needs.Więcej Read more
Is the open space office burning people out?
The office helps separate “work” and “life.” Without it, many of us struggled to disconnect from our jobs in 2020. Factor in home office environments that were less than ideal. Jerry-rigged ergonomics like working at the kitchen table. The distractions of family members, roommates, and pets. The isolation of not seeing colleagues face-to-face. The resultWięcej Read more
So… what’s it like inside hushHybrid office pod?
Did you hear? HushHybrid has arrived. Our all-in-one videoconferencing office pod. Fully furnished. Fully equipped. With an optional VESA mount and LED video light strips for ultimate video call ease. We laid out the pod’s technical features in our last article. Check it out if you missed it: Videoconferencing just got better with hushHybrid! TheWięcej Read more
5 ways to prevent open office burnout
Most people are excited to get back into the office and gain more separation between “work” and “life.” But open floor plans can contribute to burnout. Our last blog scratched the surface of this problem (Read: Is the open space office burning people out?). Let’s dig a little deeper to unearth more practical fixes. KEYWięcej Read more
Videoconferencing just got better with hushHybrid acoustic office pod for hybrid work!
We’re thrilled to announce the latest addition to our office booth line – hushHybrid. Fully furnished, fully equipped, and comfortable acoustic office pod, hushHybrid is a single-person booth for successful video calls. Compact and mobile, slightly larger than hushPhone, slightly smaller than hushWork. Small yet spacious, hushHybrid has the perfect dimensions for tight layouts. HybridWięcej Read more
Higher productivity in a 'green office' – how does it work and how to make it work?
The green office is not just a slogan based on the trend of being fashionable and eco-friendly. This is today a sign of a modern approach to business. Bringing nature into the workplace does not only make it more pleasant. This is a real – several percent or even higher – increase in employee efficiency,Więcej Read more
Emotions in the workplace - 5 ways to stay calm in any situation
Not everyone has to be a haven of peace, but at work it’s good to have at least some control over yourself. Admittedly, a lack of emotion is somewhat suspicious and certainly passé these days, but an excess of emotion is nevertheless interpreted as a complete lack of professionalism. So before we burst into tearsWięcej Read more
HushMeet – acoustic box series for meetings
Project meetings, recruitment interviews, creative meetings, teleconferences with clients, internal staff training, arrangements requiring privacy, and even informal office chats – all these activities need a place in the workplace – preferably silenced and isolated from the open space. One conventional meeting room in the office is definitely not enough in this situation, but severalWięcej Read more
6 advantages of HUSH booths you need to know
HushPhone, hushMeet, hushMeet.open and other acoustic enclosures from the Mikomax HUSH range are versatile, practical and stylish solutions for any modern office. They improve working comfort by improving acoustics in the company, they are a functional meeting place in the office space, and they are also perfect for the relaxation zone. These are just aWięcej Read more
Pivot space - a new trend in office arrangement
New recommendations for the office space organization, resulting from the pandemic, significantly influenced arrangement trends in modern office design and equipment. On the one hand, workplace ergonomics and comfort are important, and on the other – safe work in the office. In this situation, the emphasis is on the flexibility of arrangement and the PivotWięcej Read more
More often at home or in an office building – how does office work change?
The coronavirus has made us all live in a new reality: both domestic and professional. Learning and working remotely, limited opportunities for meetings and free movement, detailed guidelines on disinfection and social distance – each of us has been affected by changes that nobody had expected a year ago. Circumstances related to the pandemic haveWięcej Read more
How to ensure the safety of employees in the office?
Office work under the new sanitation regime involves procedures that none of us would have thought of a year ago. The current epidemiological situation allows for stationary work in the office, but requires compliance with strict rules set by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. How do you organise your office work to ensure the safety ofWięcej Read more
Etiquette of the videoconference - Savoir-vivre in virtual communication with customers
In the new business reality, the rules of which are dictated by the coronavirus today, videoconferences for companies have become virtually a standard of communication. Apart from knowing and being able to operate different videoconference applications, one should also know how to avoid social blunders while communicating with customers, contractors or coworkers in this manner. Więcej Read more
A safe place to work and video conferencing
We fight the coronavirus and other microbes everywhere: in clinics, shops, schools, streets and offices. After several months of forced closure and home office, employers were faced with a major challenge – how to provide their employees with a safe place to work and comfortable conditions at the same time? An innovative solution is anWięcej Read more
Remote work or office work – how to work efficiently anywhere?
The working environment has an enormous impact on our efficiency and well-being. Therefore, it comes as no wonder that many people accustomed to work at a bustling office are unable to focus during so-called home-office or remote work. On the other hand, those who value calm often have problems performing their duties in a companyWięcej Read more
A small teleconference room – hushMeet.L
What must not be missing in any office? Most employees will probably answer that a coffee machine. That’s true! However ...Więcej Read more
Small booth for working in a standing position – hushWork.sit&stand
HushWork.sit&stand is the product matching our times. In one small booth there are solutions to many office problems.Więcej Read more
COVID-19 – office work under new conditions
The claim that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down is hardly an exaggeration. A great deal of things have changed – including the nature of office work. As the lockdown was introduced in Poland, most duties were performed from home. Today, many employees return to offices, which usually entails a necessity toWięcej Read more
Back to the office - the new reality without an expiry date
What changes bust me made in our office space? How to take care of our employees' comfort? Read in the latest Hush ebook.Więcej Read more
5 reasons to outfit your client’s space with acoustic work pods
Modular, mobile, soundproof work pods allow the architect to set up a functional office within half a workday, satisfy long-term financial goals and aesthetics, enable participatory space planning, and bring nature within reach. Here’s how… Więcej Read more
The hidden ergonomic benefit of work pods
How acoustic work pods afford two vital kinds of movement — triggering cross-pollination and engendering a more active, inspired office.Więcej Read more
Quiet but not too quiet: the acoustics of the office work pod explained
Noise is the #1 complaint heard in open offices. No pun intended. Companies like ours — with teams who seek to enact effective office design — have been studying the issue since it became quickly apparent following the boom of ‘open.’Więcej Read more
How to give employees autonomy in the open office
A call for optimal workspaces — balancing the noise and restoring autonomy.
The need for autonomy — control over how we work and live — is a basic human one. Without it, we feel stressed out and unhappy. This is especially true at work. And especially understood in the open office. Więcej Read more
Mikomax Smart Office official statement on formaldehyde emission from products.
Formaldehyde is not a novelty for us – Mikomax Smart Office has been designing and producing office furniture for 30 years. Some others have been doing it for only a couple of years. Więcej Read more
Workspace Dubai Fairs
On 17-19th September 2019, we exhibited our Hush product line at Workspace at Index at Dubai World Trade Center. We had attended several trade shows, but this was our first time in Dubai. It was a unique opportunity for us to verify our assumptions about the local office design trends and exchange views on the requirements of the modern workplace dynamics. We have learnt that the local market is receptive to innovative solutions and up-to-date with modern workplace trends and design.Więcej Read more
How do we reconcile the need for both privacy and collaboration in the office?
Each of us has a unique preference regarding the nature of our work environment. Some of us need quiet to work at our best. Some of us need a little bit of sound and energy to find flow. Many of us like a mix of different environments, or office acoustics, throughout the day. What the ‘ideal’ work environment looks and feels like is a subjective matter.Więcej Read more