How the Right Office Can Make Employees More Productive

A company’s culture shapes the day-to-day operations and impacts the type of people you work alongside. Giving the right impression by providing an inviting office space can enhance a company’s culture and ease stress on the employees. The right office can further motivate employees and impact their performance. Here are some ways an office can be enhanced to make employees more productive:

1. Natural lightingStudies have shown that sunlight exposure is associated with productivity by providing vitamin D and increasing alertness and motivation. Having an office that provides lots of natural light can feel more inviting. Employees often feel more at ease when they can get a break from blue light from computer screens and florescent light bulbs.

2. Comfortable Seating – No one wants to have to work seated on an uncomfortable chair all day. Having the right chair at your desk can help decrease lower back pain and improve blood flow. Providing comfortable chairs for the entire office can actually increase productivity because employees feel that they can comfortably sit at their desks for longer periods of time.

3. Up-to-date Technology – No matter what industry you work in, access to the internet is imperative. A network that responds quickly and reliably keeps the company’s operations flowing. Having a slow internet connection can be both frustrating and inhibiting to creativity. When your tools don’t move as fast as you do, your entire day is stymied.

4. Break room – An inspiring break room can help foster a community that encourages creativity and high energy. A comfortable break room can encourage employees to meet and communicate to share ideas with each other.

Making minor changes in the workplace can have huge impacts on the company as a whole. When employees feel more comfortable, morale can improve as well. If you are looking for an office upgrade, Barrister Executive Suites makes sure each of their offices are fully furnished and ready for your business. Learn more about full-time office space in Southern California.

Ninth Consecutive Year Winning “Best Of” Award

For the ninth consecutive year, Barrister Executive Suites was awarded The Signal’s “Best Of” Santa Clarita Valley Award for Best Executive Suites & Offices. Readers of The Signal vote on businesses in various categories each year, and Barrister’s Valencia location has consistently been recognized for excellence.

barbidavisThe Santa Clarita Valley area Suite Manager, Barbi Davis, was spotlighted in The Signal for her efforts in helping businesses with turnkey office space that is customized to fit a wide variety of business models. Barbi and her team work diligently to provide superior executive suite solutions to businesses, which is evident in the many awards they’ve collected over the years. Barbi has worked at Barrister for 25 years, and her dedication to the mission of Barrister is apparent in how she is constantly working to deliver the best experience for tenants in Valencia.

Barrister’s Valencia office space location was established in 2004, and has quickly become one of Barrister’s shining stars. Located in the  Valencia Gateway Office Park, the Summit at Valencia has convenient access to I-5 Freeway and Highway 126, just 10 minutes north of the San Fernando Valley and 30 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. Tenants enjoy close proximity to Championship Golf Courses, Newhall Ranch and Valencia Town Center. These inspiring offices have lots of natural light, high ceilings, and come equipped with all of the amenities needed to run a business efficiently.

The onsite staff is friendly and professional, we’re proud to receive so many compliments on our amazing Team. Clients also enjoy all of the included amenities such as conference rooms, employee lounge/break room, telephone & internet service, and free parking. This location also has a relaxing outdoor courtyard with ample seating and water feature, which is very popular with Tenants. It’s a relaxing place to enjoy your lunch, or host a business networking mixer.

Learn more about this executive suite and other suites located throughout southern California on our executive office suite locations page.

 

Cookies for the Brave!

In remembrance of our fallen firefighters and countrymen on 9/11, Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. staff presented their South Bay firehouse heroes with some delightful treats.  Spearheaded by the Corporate Volunteer Council of South Bay, we are proud to have Terry Ray, Barrister’s Area Manager, serving as Treasurer. Barrister staff from all 26 locations wrote “thank you” notes to the firemen and women to accompany packages of cookies, contributed by Ana Blaisdell, Barrister Suite Manager, and other local bakeries, which were decoratively displayed on a fire hydrant (pictured above).

 

Terry Ray, South Bay Area Manager and  Sarah Clemens, Suite Manager of Marina Del Rey personally hand-delivered these gifts to 20 local fire stations within the South Bay area including Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes and San Pedro.

 

“This is a great opportunity for us to recognize the heroic efforts of our local firemen,” says Sondra Hollis, Suite Manager of Barrister’s Brentwood location.

 

“We thank them for their amazing effort, dedication, and heroism,” says Bonnie Ogilvie of Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.’s corporate office.  “They really are heroes for risking their lives on a daily basis in order to save the lives of others.”

 

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is proud to acknowledge the brave efforts and contributions of our local heroes, and share in the community spirit to remember the many brave souls who sacrificed themselves on this day 13 years ago.

 

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Thank you for joining us in West LA!

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. thanks all who attended the Business Networking Mixer on Thursday, August 21st.  Barrister revealed the beautiful renovations to Suite 400 on the 4th floor of 11500 Olympic Boulevard.  The reception area and main conference room were reconfigured with glass to enhance the entry with natural light, new artwork, furniture, carpet, and reception desk.

 

The turnout was wonderful. It was great to see so many familiar faces.  Barrister thanks the West LA Chamber, brokers, other local professionals and tenants for showing their support by attending the event.  

 

While attendees enjoyed some great business networking, food and cocktails, Barrister had a raffle drawing.   Congratulations to our friends and raffle prize winners: Robert Donin, Gene Fisher, Molly Smulian and Jaime Alvarado. 

 

Click here to see all the photos of the party!

 

“This was an excellent event. We were very pleased with the outcome.  Business networking is just one more way that Barrister adds value to their tenants’ business. We’re very pleased to be partnered with the Barrister team.”  Said Mark Hazan of Ramcal Management, Inc.

 

If you were unable to make the party, please feel free to stop by anytime to tour the property.  For more information, or to refer a client, please contact Dawn Thompson, Suite Manager, at (310) 312-4540 or email dthompson@barrister-suites.com.  We welcome you to visit in person or via our website: www.barrister-suites.com to view our portfolio of Class A locations.    Barrister Executive Suites, Inc., 11500 Olympic Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

 

The Grilled Cheese Truck is coming to YOU!

On August 6th, The Grilled Cheese Truck will be located outside of our very own

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. in Ventura!

 

Be sure to make your way for a deliciously cheesy lunch!  This is open to all!

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Where: 1500 Palma Drive, Ventura, CA 93003

When: August 6, 2014 |  11:00am – 2:00pm

 

 

Visit www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com to see the mouth-watering menu.  For any questions about the location of the truck or Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. in Ventura, please call Ashley Hutchins at       805-654-0600 or email ahutchins@barrister-suites.com

 

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Grand Re-Opening at Airport Spectrum!

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.’s Grand Re-Opening of the newly remodeled LAX location was a success!   On Thursday, June 19th, 2014, guests were invited to “Take flight with Barrister” as they revealed the beautiful renovations throughout the suite on the 7th floor of 5757 W. Century Blvd.  The reception area and hallways throughout the floor have been updated with new furniture, carpet, wall covering, and reception desk.  Several interior offices were also reconstructed.  The current tenants and their clients are very pleased with the new contemporary look.

 

Barrister thanks the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce for their help in the ribbon cutting of the refurbished floor.    It was such a pleasure seeing so many familiar faces at the party.  Guests enjoyed a variety of foods and cocktails from around the world, great networking with other active local professionals, and an exciting raffle drawing.  Prizes included an iPad Air, a delicious bottle of wine, and the grand prize – a trip for two on Southwest Airlines.  Congratulations to Dean Kumagawa of Independent Capital Management Inc., the lucky winner of the Southwest Airlines prize!

 

For more information on Barrister’s LAX location at 5757 W. Century Blvd., 7th floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90045, or to refer a client, please contact Ana Blaisdell at 310-338-0031 or email ablaisdell@barrister-suites.com.  If you were unable to make the party, please feel free to stop by anytime to tour the property.

 

You are welcome to visit our website www.barrister-suites.com to view our location portfolio.  To see all the photos from the party, click here

 

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. extends their gratitude to all who attended!

 

Ventura Chamber’s The Mix! Progressive Mixer / Poker Run

Get your poker face ready!  On April 23, 2014, starting at 5:00 pm, 30 Ventura Chamber member businesses are joining forces with the Ventura Chamber of Commerce to put together the first ever Progressive Mixer & Poker Run. 

 

There will be 7 stops, including: Plan B Wine Cellars, ServiceMaster Elite Restoration, Surf Brewery, Four Brix Winery, ending at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.  At each stop, attendees will receive a playing card and a stamp.   The mixer will end at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc., where attendees can present their best poker hand of all the cards received at each spot.  Best hand wins the grand prize!!

 

Event Details:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5:00 pm: Be sure to visit all stops by 7:30 pm

7:45 pm:  Final stop at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. – 1500 Palma Drive, Ventura, CA 93003

 

This event is FREE and open to the public

 

Visit http://ventura.chambermaster.com/events/details/the-mix-off-market-businesses-progressive-mixer-poker-run-3904 for details on all participating businesses.

 

Contact Ashley Hutchins, Area Manager, for details on Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. in Ventura: ahutchins@barrister-suites.com or call 805-654-0600

 

Be sure to make the final stop to show your hand!

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Mixer and Ribbon Cutting in Thousand Oaks!

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. employees and Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce members inaugurate the opening of Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. in Thousand Oaks
Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. employees and Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce members inaugurate the opening of Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. in Thousand Oaks

 

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their newest location in Thousand Oaks by hosting a “Networking at Night Mixer” and Ribbon Cutting on    February 19, 2014.  Barrister, the originator of the executive suite concept, is the first major provider to bring its unique office solutions to Thousand Oaks.  Barrister’s new 199 W. Hillcrest Drive location is strategically located along the city’s main commercial thoroughfare and offers convenient access from the 101 & CA 23 freeways. With the property located adjacent to The Oaks shopping mall, clients are surrounded by unlimited amenities, including restaurants, banks and shops.

 

Barrister opened its doors to the new location in October 2013, after an intense renovation project, which now provides an impressive reception area, conference rooms, and highly efficient work space designed to accommodate any work style.  Upon arriving to the event, guests were immediately impressed by the professional workspace environment designed with a mix of contemporary and mid-century modern styles.

 

Barrister joined forces with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce by hosting the “Networking at Night Mixer,” the chamber’s monthly networking event.  The turnout was wonderful, with great support from Chamber members, brokers, and other local professionals.

 

Several delicious dishes were catered by Buca de Bepo, while Barrister provided various appetizers, desserts and drinks.  Special thanks to Extenda Communications and United Imaging for donating several raffle prizes!  

 

“We are so appreciative of all the local support to our newest addition to the Barrister portfolio and we look forward to the continued support of our Thousand Oaks neighbors” said Ashley Hutchins, Area Manager.

 

If you were unable to make the party, please stop by anytime to tour the property.  For more information on special deals, or to refer a client, please call 800-576-0744 or email: leasing@barrister-suites.com

 

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. extends their gratitude to all who attended!