May New & Used Office Furniture Spring 2020

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The COVID Workspace

As we look to opening up our businesses, we need to be conscience of the challenges to our workspace to accommodate this COVID-19 world. 

If you need help creating a design for you and your staff, we are here to help.  Here is a list of services we provide to assist transition in a return to the office.  

  • Add screens to your work surfaces
  • Create a layout that accommodates social distancing throughout your space
  • Add safety screens to your reception station
  • Add automatic door openers to your hallways and entrances
  • Mount respiratory hygiene stations / hand sanitizing stations

It’s impossible to predict what may happen next, but we want you to know we are here should you need to prepare as we get closer to reopening our businesses.  

For your information, here is a list of various articles for your review:

Toronto Star Article – Testing the limits: How Toronto’s common areas might work when COVID-19 restrictions start to loosen 

Vox – This is the end of the office as we know it 

Fast Company – Our offices will never be the same after COVID-19. Here’s what they could look like

D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice. If a renovation or relocation of your office space is in your plans, please contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. By the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

April New & Used Office Furniture Spring 2020

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April New & Used Office Furniture

D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice. If a renovation or relocation of your office space is in your plans, please contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. By the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

March New & Used Office Furniture Spring 2020

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Shhhhh… Quiet Spaces

The Quiet Spaces product line is basically acoustic art for noisy spaces. The open office has tons of awesome advantages, but you can’t overlook the need for controlling the noise. Quiet Spaces is the perfect solution to help reduce noise in your workspace so your team can focus, and it adds some cool design features too! The product line has products that can hang from the ceiling or products that you can apply to walls to help absorb sound.

D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice. If a renovation or relocation of your office space is in your plans, please contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. By the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

Tayco is Launching New Tables and Metal Colours!

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Tayco has just introduced a new tables collection for more collaborative-focused workplaces. Included in the collection are four brand new tables – Norris, Kip, Koko, and Hanna.

Norris  

Kip

Koko

Work from anywhere with Koko. Whether you’re working on a couch, chair or anywhere else in the office, this minimalist laptop table easily adapts to your workspace

Hanna

For every other table application your workspace needs, look to the highly-configurable Hanna, which comes in a variety of base and surface options to suit your needs.
o make this launch even better, Tayco is introducing new metal colours! These new colours will be available on all four of the new tables, and as accessories on all other Tayco products.

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NEW METAL CARD HERE

February New and Used Office Furniture Sale

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Communications  

The key to any business is its ability to communicate.  As part of our consultative approach we analyze your communications needs and recommend options to meet both current and future requirements. From cabling to power, IT infrastructure, videoconferencing and phone systems, we work within your budget to provide solutions that work for you.

Our Services Include:

  • Landline telephony
  • IP telephony
  • Mobile telephony
  • Cloud Computing
  • Audio Visual
  • Video Conferencing
  • Networking and Cabling

Happy New Year 2020!

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Work is an integral part of our life and a good source of happiness; that’s why we wish you personal growth and career advancement, moral satisfaction, warm trustful relationships and wealth in the coming year. Happy New Year!


D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of Choice for the Toronto, GTA and surrounding areas. If a renovation or relocation of your 2,000 – 25,000 sq.ft. office space is in your plans, contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. We guarantee that by the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

Call 416-239-1931, email info@djmcgauleyandassociates.com or visit our website for more information and to complete our contact form.

December New and Used Office Furniture Sale

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Relocation Services  

We manage all the following details so our clients can enjoy a stress-free relocation with minimal disruption to their day to day operations.

  • All site visits to confirm building logistics
  • On-site supervision on move day
  • Confirm access with property management
  • Provide WSIB and Certificate of Insurance
  • Take a detailed furniture inventory
  • Move planning
  • Moving seminar to staff
  • Ordering all supplies including moving bins, labels, IT bags etc.
  • Furniture installations
  • Cutover of communication suppliers
  • Disposal

If you are looking to relocate, you can trust the company that has been successfully relocating other companies since 1992.   Call us today at 416-239-1931.

If you have seasonal staff, and you need to store the furniture and files during the off-season – we can help.
 
Call us today at 416-239-1931 or contact us and save !

November New and Used Office Furniture Sale

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Storage Solutions  – Need Extra Space?  

If you have to store files, furniture or any miscellaneous items and don’t have the space in your current office, we can help.  With climate controlled, secure storage, we will take care of your excess content and keep an accurate inventory for you so you know what’s there.If you are renovating your office and need temporary off site storage, we can help. We will break down your furniture, pack your content and store it. Then, when you need it, we will deliver and place your furniture as requested.

If you have seasonal staff, and you need to store the furniture and files during the off-season – we can help.
 
Call us today at 416-239-1931 or contact us and save value real estate space and money!

Happy Halloween from D.J. McGauley & Associates where no project is too spooky!

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D.J. McGauley is a dedicated team of professionals providing Design and Space Planning, Renovation, Relocation and Facilities Management services to our clients. Based in Toronto, we provide the same excellent professional and personalized service, whether office relocation is down the street or across the GTA.  We work with both small and mid-sized companies to save time and money, as well as enjoy a stress-free corporate transition or corporate renovations experience.

Our Most Recent Project

We specialize in Zombie Research Facilities.

Commercial Office Renovations

Our project management team handles all the details from design to permitting, tendering and construction management. Whether your doing a small reno or a full build out, our experienced team will work with you, building management and trades to ensure your ideas come to reality on time and on budget. We take care of the details while allowing you to focus on your business.

Call 416-239-1931, Email or visit our website and let us help you turn your ideas into reality.

5 Common Mistakes Companies Make When Designing Their Offices

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5 Common Mistakes Companies Make When Designing Their Offices
5 Common Mistakes Companies Make When Designing Their Offices

Planning for the correct amount of storage

Understand what you are storing, why you are storing it and make sure it’s not just a catch all place for all the indecisions your staff make. Storage is too often used to conceal clutter. Effective storage creates efficiencies while creating an environment that is both esthetically appealing and practical.  Different storage solutions can provide time saving functionality that boosts productivity and frees up space for other office uses.

Getting employee input

The right office design will help make your business run better.

Involve employees in deciding how the space will look and feel. Employees often have insights into what an operation needs and may have that wasn’t obvious before but may prove valuable. Their involvement in decision-making gives them a voice in something meaningful which increases engagement and improves performance.

Talk to your employees and ask how the old space has worked. Which features have been good or bad, and why do they feel that way? Don’t assume the old layout is necessarily the best to help drive business. Also consider letting employees name common areas such as conference rooms. That way, they can put their stamp on the space.

If you have the time and resources, consider setting up some common work areas, each decorated in one of the color schemes most popular among employees. They can then try the different settings to see how they feel about them.

Besides giving employees a voice in the new office’s aesthetics, encourage them to discuss practicalities, too. Ask for a wish list of items for the new space, such as a coffee bar or certain type of storage, which could help make work a better place to be.

Plan for growth

It’s hard to know the future. Often, we are planning to grow, but just how much, how many more staff and what’s the time frame.

When you’re designing your office with growth in mind, it’s important to look at ways in which space can be reconfigured to accommodate differing team sizes. 

It’s crucial to incorporate adaptable, flexible spaces into your present office design. These spaces can be used for ad-hoc meetings or general relaxation areas for existing staff but can also be re purposed as more formal workspace when necessary or for events and presentations.

Think carefully about your office furniture too. Once you have invested all your money in your latest technology or spent a fortune on the best talent, it might be tempting to skimp on the furniture budget. 

Not enough open and/or private spaces

One of the most significant decisions in developing a company’s culture relates to the division of office space. Open space, division into offices, team-based division, mixed offices, a small or a big kitchen – each one of these decisions will affect the way the company functions.

In theory, an open space office sounds like a great idea – an open atmosphere, accessibility for everyone and, of course, an optimal utilization of space. Most open spaces are usually quite noisy and are not that conducive to actual discussions. Many people are easily distracted by every phone call, joke or noise around them.

Acoustics

New open concept designs are often filled with hard surfaces like polished concrete, open ceilings and lots of glass, that give a wonderful open feeling to spaces. But there is downside – increased noise levels.

When noise enters the workspace, creativity and productivity go out the window.  That’s why manufactures of office furniture have thrown themselves into designing elements that limit and absorb excessive noise, creating pleasant workspaces that improve performance. The trend for open-plan designs, particularly in new workspaces, has put sound at the forefront of design.

Another way of combating noise in new open-plan workspaces is by incorporating dividing elements which provide privacy and encourage concentration.  There are different wall panels which offer solutions that provide contemporary designs with the possibility of personalization, as well as improving acoustics.  From acoustical wall treatments to innovative furniture options there are many innovative solutions to improving the sound levels in any office environment.


D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of Choice for the Toronto, GTA and surrounding areas. If a renovation or relocation of your 2,000 – 25,000 sq.ft. office space is in your plans, contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. We guarantee that by the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

Call 416-239-1931, email info@djmcgauleyandassociates.com or visit our website for more information and to complete our contact form.