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Paul Murrett
472 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Vice President Sales & Marketing at Prentice Office Environments
Interests: Interior design, furniture refurbishing and repair, office installation and reconfiguration
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How many times can you read 50 Shades of Gray? Perhaps it is time to add something else to your reading list. Don't worry about the light reading —we always make time for that. But in 2013 you might want to look for a few books that challenge you a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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As the new year approaches – and with it the inevitable wave of good intentioned self-improvement plans -- The Wall Street Journal identified 10 strategies for advancing your career in 2013. (Read them all here.) There a re a few gems in this list including, How to Treat Workplace Stress,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Okay, So you buy into the notion that we need to be more active in the workplace, right? Well, without running out the gym, how do you do it? The Washington Post's infographics department tested 12 exercises for a week to see which ones real people could incorporate into a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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There was a terrific article recently in theWall Street Journal about workplace distractions. It accurately points out that there are a number of factors that lead to being distracted in the workplace. Some of there are our of our control, for instance, the density and openness that accommodates the contemporary... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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There seems to be a lot in the press recently about work being accomplished in non-traditional work environments. In March he New York Times had a story about the striking new headquarters for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offices in Seattle. Part of the story dealt with the openness... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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He who sits the most dies Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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The best meetings are collaborative meetings. Unless you work somewhere where only one person has good ideas, then you want contributions from everybody. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Short Deadlines Make You Think Straight Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Okay, lets assume that one of your resolutions for 2012 is to read more (By the way, does anybody resolve to read less?). And, for the purposes of this post, let's also assume that you have resolved to read more worthwhile books and not just a lot of pulp fiction... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 4, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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It's that time of year again. That time when we take inventory of our faults & shortcomings and resolve to — and I really mean it this year — change. There are the popular ones like losing weight, exercising more, reading more, eating less, and calling our mothers/sisters/parents more. And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Is loyalty in the workplace dead? Lynda Gratton, a workplace expert, proclaimed that it was. In The Financial Times, she said that it had been “killed off through shortening contracts, outsourcing, automation and multiple careers.” via www.nytimes.com This article isn't new — it was published in the NY Times last... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 18, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
Paul Murrett is now following Mark Greiner
Nov 11, 2011
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No, not that kind of change. Not the loose change in your pocket or purse, we're talking about the change that is swirling around us. Almost everybody agrees to three points regarding change: Everyone wants change, nobody wants to change — and it is inevitable. Look around you. How much... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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We all know this phrase. We used it as kids to start races (although, to be honest, more than a few of us started running right after "set"). But let's spend a bit of time on"Ready" as in, "Is Your Workplace Ready?" This is an important question to ponder when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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And now for something completely different. This phrase is familiar to those of a certain age -- and, perhaps, a certain sense of humor. Monty Python used this phrase to transition from one sketch to another. But this post isn't about The Ministry of Silly Walks, lumberjacks, dead parrots or... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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We use to design offices, now we design workplaces. Here is the difference. Previously, the emphasis was usually focused on the individual. That is, what an individual needed (storage, workstation size, guest seating, etc.), and how to isolate the individual from other individuals. Then a number of "standards," or an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
Paul Murrett is now following Diane MacEachern
Mar 31, 2011
Paul Murrett is now following REUBEN
Mar 31, 2011
Paul Murrett is now following DWR
Mar 31, 2011
Paul Murrett is now following Design Editor
Mar 31, 2011
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Jim Hackett, Steelcase’s CEO, is fond of quoting this from his old coach at Michigan, Bo Schembechler. The legendary coach was a firm believer that every day you either improve or get worse, but you never stay the same. It’s an interesting proposition and it begs the question “How are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Like a toddler that incessantly repeats a new sound, I have been asking this question for years now. My children laugh out loud now when they hear me. After all these years they know that it is shorthand for “don’t waste your money on something cheap.” More than just about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Enter “Smoke Signals” into Google and you will get 1.5 million results. “Printing Press” garners 12 million and “Telephone” will get you 87 million. But things sure have changed in the last ten years. Now, enter “social media” into Google and you will see about 187 million results. Impressive results... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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Next time a company brags about their sustainable packaging, ask why they aren't growing it themselves. Steelcase, a Michigan-based office furniture company, is doing exactly that as part of a partnership with packaging startup Ecovative. The plant-based packaging foam, set to roll out this month on Steelcase's Currency line, is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog
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[Update: James Ludwig, Steelcase's chief designer, has sent us some intriguing information on pricing and demand, added to the bottom of this post] IDEO and Steelcase have just announced what might be a revolution in classroom design, a school desk that seamlessly adapts to whatever happens in class. If you've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Prentice Office Environments Blog