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Posted on Friday, November 09, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

When managing a design/build project, having a consultant who understands your needs can be make or break. In this blog we give a quick rundown of workplace consultancy basics and introduce best practices you should consider. So, if you are wondering where to start, read on. ..

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

Did you know the average cost of workplace absence is £554 per employee per sick day? An employee in the UK is absent on average 4.3 days of the year! One way to reduce absenteeism and up performance is to rethink your office space.  ..

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

Let’s face it - your current office layout is bland, isn’t it? ..

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

‘Sustainability’ is more than a buzzword for business. A company’s green credentials are a huge draw for the rapidly growing market of ethical consumerism. Taking advantage of this trend, entrepreneurs the world over are ‘going green’. This year, with biophillic design trending, architects, fit out specialists, and interior designers are seeking new ways to bring the outside in.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

Did you know you spend longer in your office chair every day than you would on a flight to New York?

It’s time to make a change.

It’s no surprise that just two hours of sitting at a desk puts you in a slump. You are probably not sitting comfortably right now, but comfort at work is an issue so often overlooked. A third of employees has suffered from work related ailments, such as back and neck problems, at some point in their careers.

Not only is this bad for morale, it also has a profound effect on productivity. In this day and age, there’s no reason why this should be the case. This is where ergonomics comes into the conversation.

Ergonomics flips the old attitude of fit-user-to-furniture on its head. Instead, it designs the workplace environment around the user. So, while many companies view quality desks and chairs as optional, the ergonomic office says it’s essential. It’s time to start thinking about making the workspace fit the person, not the person fit the workspace.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

Employees spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in the office; therefore a bleak, grey design is unlikely to inspire creativity and encourage your workforce to be productive. According to a recent study, ‘25% of employees who took part said that the interior office fit out was hindering their performance. Whilst over half of those who took part said that their performance would improve if their office was designed to fit their needs’ (letsreachsuccess.com). It is essential for employees to be productive and feel proactive to bringing in new business and going beyond expectations for clients.  ..

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

The project manager is the glue that holds a design and build project together. They ensure that team members know what they are doing and set deadlines for task completion. Organisation is integral to this role, making sure that the correct resources are in place and individual tasks are undertaken in a given time frame. Project managers are there to put the plan in motion. Therefore, it is vital that they are good at communicating ideas and can be trusted to carry out the plan. ..

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

Office culture is integral to business. It sets behavioural norms, drives office values and enhances the corporate brand. More than that, it defines how effectively teams interact. From Silicon Valley giants to start-ups all over the globe, businesses owners are beginning to see the value of using space planning and office design to build dynamic work cultures. ..

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

As 2018 gears up for ever greater AI innovations, experts are predicting workplace disruption on an unprecedented scale. Some say this age will be defined as the 4th Industrial Revolution, but what does this mean for our everyday work? This article focuses on how these trends will affect retail, offices and logistics environments. ..

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Jacob Morgan

When it comes to buying office furniture, it's easy to get carried away by the latest fad. But take caution: refitting the office can be an expensive business. Before leaping right in, take stock of your essential needs. Here are our 7 top tips. ..