HAT Collective Announces New “Happiness at Work” CEU

CEU Part of Several New Resources Available to Help Interior Designers “Work Your Way” 

HAT Collective is announcing a new and timely Continuing Education Unit (CEU) course for commercial interior designers entitled, “Happiness at Work: How Choice, Flexibility and Control in Office Design Builds Happiness in the Workplace.” Approved by the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), the course qualifies for 1 CEU credit and can be delivered virtually or in person. The CEU is part of several new resources HAT Collective is making available to the design community.

“HAT Collective was launched with the belief that people are happy and more productive when they are empowered to work how and where they want – and when employers provide them the tools and resources needed for success,” said HAT Collective Vice President Libby Ferin. “This CEU brings that thinking to life. The pandemic has blurred the lines between work-from-home and the workplace. Now more than ever, employers and workers alike need happy and productive workplaces, whether that’s at an office or the home. Our CEU dives deep into how this can be accomplished. It is the first of several knowledge-based resources we’ll be delivering to the design community moving ahead.”

Some of the CEU’s learning objectives include the science and psychology of happy workplaces, and how choice and control can lead to worker happiness. Notable research cited includes the fact that the physical workspace makes up 30 percent of the employee experience, and that 25 percent of employees say they do not have the proper tools to be successful in their job.

In direct alignment with the CEU, HAT Collective is introducing several new resources. This includes a new in-house Design Services team that can assist with space design to create productive and happy workplaces. A new Look Book, infused with inspirational quotes and imagery, can spark creative design ideas for using HAT Collective product solutions. It is available for free download. Other resources include an online configurator tool; a robust image gallery; newly revamped showrooms across the country; and a traveling HAT Collective “Pop-Up” Road Show, where HAT Collective representatives can meet on-site at a designer’s office location.

Ferin notes the array of virtual and in-person resources are in line with HAT Collective’s “work your way” brand ethos. “The workplace has been fundamentally changed and continues to evolve. Today, flexible solutions are the key. Designers can access these solutions in ways that work best for them – no matter where that may be.”

Designers wanting to schedule a Pop-Up Road Show at their office, or to visit one of HAT Collective’s showrooms, can contact their local HAT Collective representative. The “Happiness at Work” CEU can also be requested by calling 408-437-8770 or visiting the HAT Collective Find a Rep web page.

For Home Office environments, HAT Collective offers an array of product solutions, including:

A modern and functional work-from-home office comes to life through the Elle table. Electric-powered, users can select their own desired sitting or standing height. Ample surface space allows for an ergonomic monitor arm, while power and cable cords can be neatly managed and concealed.

When space at home is at a premium, HAT Collective’s MOVEL is an ideal WFM solution. Available on casters and with a non-electric height-adjustable feature, workers can sit or stand as they choose without being encumbered by a power source. Built to commercial-grade standards, the tilt-adjustable surface top allows for easy stowaway when not in use.

For workplace environments, HAT Collective allows for personal or team collaboration needs, including:

HAT Collective’s M-Series Quad Table provides employers and workers alike with a flexible workplace option. When multiple tables are grouped together, they are ideal for large group functions. Alone, the tables easily accommodate individual or up to 4-person teams and can accommodate distancing needs. Height-adjustable, they provide workers an ergonomic option while tasking.

Workers can easily adapt their personal workstation with a height-adjustable table and dividers, which assists with enhanced privacy and acoustics. Adding an ergonomic monitor arm and a mobile storage unit can offer even more flexibility, enabling workers to work their way.

About HAT Collective

HAT Collective specializes in design-forward, ergonomic, and highly customizable workspace solutions for the contract furniture market. Our sophisticated product lines showcase craftsmanship and design innovation, effectively improving wellness and increasing productivity. Whether you prefer mobile, adaptable or stationary solutions, HAT Collective empowers you to create your ideal workspace. In addition to product excellence, we are always working to make life easier for our network of dealers. We prioritize quick shipping, customer service, and exceptional levels of support. At HAT Collective, we remain committed to excellence and affordability. In the traditional office or the home office, sitting or standing, together or at a distance, our refined product collection lets you work your way. HAT Collective’s parent company, Innovative Ergonomic Solutions (IES), maintains its headquarters in Easton, Pa., with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Denmark and Asia. The brand also operates six showrooms across the U.S. HAT Collective is one of several brands from IES. More information can be found at www.hatcollective.com.