When it comes to day-to-day operations in business, most owners and managers often have their bases covered in terms of accommodating their customers. However, is your business ready for every emergency? Most parents have countless stories about awkward (and often inopportune) diaper-changing situations but the question is, can your business handle these particular emergencies? While baby changing stations are common in daycares and retail establishments, many large employers such as Google and Disney also offer amenities such as dry cleaning services and daycares for their employees. If your organization is somewhere in between a small business and Fortune 500 company, this post is definitely worth your time. Having a solid baby changing solution not only keeps your customers happy but also your employees which are both considered the lifeblood of any organization.
When searching for a great baby changing station, here are several ideas to guide your search:
Versatility at a Moment’s Notice
For diaper-changing situations that demand an adaptable solution, the Economy Series Wall Mounted Baby Changing Station by Foundations is available in a horizontal or vertical model since every organization’s layout is different. It also offers a baby seat mount option so you don’t have to worry about monitoring one baby while changing the diaper of another.
Active seating (aka flexible seating) is all the rave in the academic furniture community. The idea that all students are comfortable in the same type of environment is definitely antiquated. Teachers want students to learn in an environment where they are comfortable and most open to their instruction. The best way to accomplish this is through a variety of options for where and how they do their work. A solid active seating arrangement helps to maximize both student learning potential and your school’s furniture expenditures while creating a fluid and dynamic learning environment for changing curriculum.
Here are several ideas to help guide you through your active seating search:
Adaptive Desks for Adaptive Chairs
One way to keep your students engaged is by providing a standing height table solution to complement active seats. The Apex Series Double Student Stand-Up Desk by Marco Group provides a standing height table that is sturdy and easy to move. In addition, it offers ample space to study and take notes, supports a dry-erase option, and is height-adjustable to accommodate sit or stand learning preferences.
There is no doubt that classrooms have evolved in the last few decades. Today’s students are just as likely to spend a class period collaborating with a group, working with technology, or teaching a “flipped” lesson as they are to listen to a lecture. As our learning practices have changed, so should our classroom environment. One learning core aspect is the student’s seating solution. Flexible seating is one way that school administrators and teachers have begun to adapt the classroom space to meet all students’ needs. Having a comfortable and flexible seating solution not only helps maintain student focus but also allows your classroom to remain fluid with the continuous evolution of learning best practices.
Here are several flexible seating solutions to help your students maximize their learning potential:
Rocking Around the Classroom
For early childhood and elementary school learning environments, rocking chairs have been gaining popularity as a classroom seating option. Floor rockers are an excellent addition to any classroom library or small group workspace. The Zuma Floor Rocker, available in two sizes, allows students to rock back and forth silently while reading or working. What better way to help students develop a love of reading?