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The HON Product Development team has been busy this winter finishing up several new product launches. Be HON Ready in 2016 by familiarizing yourself with what’s new this month:

VOI®

HON Voi Desks

Voi desks offer a solution for every application of the workplace, including private offices, open plan workspaces, and more.  HON is excited to introduce new standing height storage and worksurface supports, as well as new Double Depth O-legs.

CONTAIN®

HON Contain Storage

The Contain family is growing! Towers and pedestals will now be available in addition to our credenzas. Contain is a streamlined collection of active storage that maximizes storage capacity while elevating the aesthetic of a workstation.

ABODE™

HON Abode Systems Desk

Integrating seamlessly into Accelerate® and Abound®, HON’s new Systems Desk, Abode, provides a durable kit of parts that can be configured free-standing or as part of a workstation.

WORKSTATION ACCESSORIES

HON Accesories

Provide customization of workstations next year with our two new LED tasklights and cable management troughs.  Not only can accessories enhance the visual appearance of a workplace, but they also provide wellness and technology support for employees.

Which of these 2016 HON updates are you most excited about?

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Where Adaptability Lives.

We all have our own unique ways of getting things done, and Abode delivers the versatility and functionality needed for each user to call their workstation home.  With the variety of configurations and customizable storage solutions it puts the users in control of their own environment.  Give everybody more of what they want and make them feel more at home with Abode.  

HON Abode Systems Desk

Great Alone. Better Together.

Abode is more than capable of standing alone, but it also creates a consistent aesthetic when integrated with other HON workstations.  The Abode desk is designed to work seamlessly with HON panel systems, Accelerate® and Abound®. It can also be paired with our Coordinate™ Height Adjustable Base for a more flexible and customizable workspace.

HON's Abode Systems Desk

Ready for whatever the future brings.

Abode delivers an unbeatable combination of adaptability and solid craftsmanship.  Every component is covered by the HON Full Lifetime Warranty to provide even more confidence of ownership.  Bring a consistent look throughout your space and be prepared to respond easily to future changes with Abode.

To learn more about Abode, visit the spotlight page at hon.com.

Valentine ’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t prepared any celebrations for your office yet, we are here to help!  Below are 5 HON-inspired Valentine’s Day greetings that you may share with your coworkers this holiday:

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Your support helps Accelerate my productivity!

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I am so thankful that you are part of our Flock®!

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I appreciate your hard work from the Nucleus® of my heart!

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I hope we stay friends for 10500 more years!

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I can’t Contain my appreciation for you!

What are some of the fun ways you celebrate Valentine’s Day in the office?

Aside from the obvious perks of being in an engineering rotational program, I have also had the opportunity to learn a surprisingly difficult lesson in project management: the challenge of taking on and handing off partially-complete projects. Whether it is in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Engineering, or any other area of a business, knowing how to successfully hand off a project in an ever-changing work environment is a skill that is often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of your everyday job. After a few cumbersome attempts at handing off and taking on projects mid-completion, I have come up with a list of do’s and don’ts.

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DO:

1. Document!

One way I keep myself in check is to document my projects as if I were going to hand them off at any moment. This ensures that there are no misunderstandings regarding what work has been completed and what work remains, including any major roadblocks. Additionally, this documentation can help you stay on track after a long weekend or a few days out of the office, and provides all of the information your manager may need when looking for an update.

2. Save all material in one central location

In the age of technology, it is easy to get lost in notes on your smartphone, shared drives, thumb drives, and, if you’re like me, the post-it notes strewn across your desk. It is so important to keep all of the information that the new project owner will need in a central location.  Use a folder, such as a shared drive or a SharePoint site, that is easy to access and consistently up-to-date.

3. Provide clear and concise information

Keeping all project information accessible is important, but it may also be beneficial to have a worksheet that briefly summarizes the project in 1-2 pages. It is very difficult for most people to read 25 pages of information, graphs, and notes during their already-busy work day, so keeping a 1-2 page project hand-off worksheet is crucial. Project information I suggest keeping on this worksheet include:

  • Accomplishments
  • Lessons Learned
  • Action Plan
  • Challenges & Risks
  • Resource and Contact Information

DON’T:

1. Leave a project without an owner

The most crucial step in successfully handing off a project is verifying that the project will go on without you. Too often projects fall out because of lack of ownership. Signing off on the project is one method of verification, although there are a number of other options as well.

2. Rely solely on E-mail

Once you have a new project owner established, it is very important to meet in person if possible. Although e-mail, conference calls and virtual meetings seem to be the definite future, the Wall Street Journal found that in-person meetings are more effective 85% of the time.

3. Get too attached

Finally, know when to let go of the project. It is very hard when you feel you have put a lot into it. However, it is important to be able to recognize when the project handoff is complete and you can now attend to your new projects. So, let it go! (I know you have all seen Frozen at least once…)

What methods do you find helpful when handing off a project?

The snow is melting, days are getting longer and the birds are returning home from their hiatus down south. As the birds head north, all 30 Major League Baseball teams head south to begin spring training. With the warm up of this American pastime, it is only appropriate to give those non-baseball lovers an analogy between baseball and office furniture to help them understand what they’ve missed and what to expect in the coming years. So sit back and relax, (no pun intended) while enjoying our comparison between baseball and office furniture, HON style.


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Where to start? How about “The Sultan of Swat,” “The Colossus of Clout,” “The Great Bambino,” Mr. Babe Ruth!  The only chair that has stood the test of time and is still famous like Babe Ruth is the Pillow-Soft® Executive High-back chair. It doesn’t matter that today’s ‘players’ are slimmer and lower profile, this big comfy model is still a top seller! As a wise man once said, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”

From the big and soft to the best money can buy, we jump right to the top! Ceres is the top of the line for The HON Company. If you want comfort, style and functionality then you want Ceres. In baseball we call Ceres® the New York Yankees. You may need to spend a little more to get the best, but you will not regret it!

What if you don’t have the extra cash to spend? Then you need to get the most value for your buck. Please welcome in the most transactional line of furniture HON has to offer, basyx® by HON! Reminiscent of the Oakland Athletics this line of furniture can compete with any and all competitors. At times this line will fly under the radar but when the game is on the line and it is getting close to the last out, you know it will be in the hunt for the win!

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