Month: March 2023

March 2023 Welcome Spring New & Used Office Furniture

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Check our our March 2023 Welcome Spring New and Used Office Furniture Mailer.

March New & Used Office Furniture Sale 🌿…/new-used-office-furniture…

Introducing NEW Document Handling Services

Document Scanning and Data Capture Services with Hosting Services

  •  Easy access to documents regardless of their source
  •  Scalable, workflow solutions with flexible search capabilities
  •  Streamlined collaboration between departments enabling faster and better service to clients
  •  Secure web-hosting and retrieval
  •  System, application and document level access controls complete with user tracking
  •  Monthly security/penetration testing
  •  Customized reporting capabilities
  •  CSAE/SSAE SOC compliant services

Document Shredding/Destruction Service

  • Cross-cut shredding to destroy documents thoroughly
  •  Destroy electronic media completely
  •  Clear valuable office space
  •  Align with your retention policies
  •  Support your green initiatives
  •  Shred documents in bulk
  •  Secure Certified Document

Complaint Hard Drive Shredding Service

  • Compliant destruction program
  • Protection of confidential business information with a compliant destruction program, a critical part of a well maintained records management program.

Contact Us to Learn More (416) 239-1931

D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice and now we’ve added Document Handling. 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 project a successful reality.

Michael McGauley
DJ McGauley & Associates Inc.
Office 416-239-1931
Mobile 416-917-5389

5 Common Mistakes In Office Design

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1 Cramped Layouts and Clearances

Companies move into new office space and suddenly realize that, despite looking great on paper, their office furniture won’t fit into the actual space. Usually, this is a result of the plan drawings presented by the realtor not aligning with the actual dimensions of your unique furniture and office equipment.  When real-world accuracy of the dimensions is not considered when drawing out a new floor plan on paper, results can be catastrophic.  Buyer’s remorse sets in, and then crisis management takes over.  We design spaces which deal with all your clearance and dimension issues and create a real-world plan that gives you exactly the space you need.  

2 Lack of Sound Deadening

Many offices today are open-concept designs, with hard surfaces like polished concrete floors and walls, exposed open ceilings and lots of glass. They look great, but the downside is increased noise levels. Voices bounce off the hard surfaces and soon everyone can hear every word of everyone else’s conversations. When noise overwhelms the workspace, productivity declines. Utilizing sound-deadening elements that help limit and absorb excessive noise. Adding fabric dividers between desks, suspending felt artwork from the ceiling, acoustical wall and floor coverings, and a drop ceiling helps to keep the noise levels down.  Also, custom sound booth installations, known as phone booths, can offer staff a soundproof space for private conversations.

3 Poor Lighting

Often when people make modifications to their offices, they don’t think about their practical lighting requirements. Dim light makes it hard to see and strains the eyes. Florescent light can be overly harsh and can trigger migraines and other health issues. We engineer the lighting plan for the exact number of lumens you require in a space. We plan your computer monitor location and overhead lighting configuration to avoid shadows on your desk and to ensure the space is bright and inviting.

4 Inadequate Equipment & Storage Space

In many office environments, storage becomes a catch-all place to conceal clutter. Thinking critically about storage requirements and implementing esthetically appealing and practical storage solutions can provide time-saving functionality that boosts productivity and frees up space for other office uses. The same logic applies to office equipment.  A large photocopier in a small room may work for making copies, but it leaves no room for supplies and no flat surfaces for collating documents. If someone has special job-related needs, it’s worthwhile to have a one-on-one private consultation to ensure the space works for them individually. But remember, while it’s great to have staff input for unique situations…it’s not practical to seek a company-wide consensus on every space being created. 

5 Not Planning for Growth

When building out a new space, always consider your projected growth over the next 5 to 10 years.  Are you acquiring enough space to suit the projected growth? How is the balance between private offices and open workspaces?  What about meeting rooms? Do you have enough for onsite staff and for remote workers who may come in just to use a meeting room? While growth rates are hugely hard to predict, it’s better to err on the side of a little more than you need, than just what you think you need now. 

At D.J. McGauley & Associates, we think about all the things you may not consider when designing your office.

Michael McGauley
DJ McGauley & Associates Inc.
Office 416-239-1931
Mobile 416-917-5389