The anatomy of the perfect office chair

June 12, 2017
If you’re looking to update your work chair, you’ve come to the right place. To help you pick out the ideal seating solution for your workstation, here are the five key features of the perfect office chair.   Lumbar support Lumbar support is one feature that your chair simply can’t be without. Unless the model you go for offers a sufficient amount, you could be doing your physical wellbeing more harm than good. Lumbar support refers to the curvature and shape of the ...

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Is it time to make your office feel more like home?

June 5, 2017
Whether you’re a manager or an employee, as an office worker, it’s likely that you spend a large portion of your day in your place of work. As much as you may enjoy what you do, you might sometimes sit at your desk missing the the comfort and familiarity of your own abode. So, if you find yourself feeling discontented, it might be time to make your office feel more like home. In this blog, we look at three simple ...

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5 tips for a perfectly organised desk

May 30, 2017
As the saying goes, a tidy desk makes for a tidy mind. So, if your workstation is looking a little on the messy side, it might be time to get organised. Below are five tips to help you arrange your office desk to sheer perfection.   1. Invest in an under-desk pedestal When it comes to getting organised at work, you’re not going to get far unless you’re fully prepared with suitable storage solutions. And while your office is probably furnished with an ...

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What are your workers really saying about your office?

May 22, 2017
It can be tricky to know what your employees are saying about their work environment. Even if no one is speaking up, you shouldn’t assume that everything is fine. To help you figure out what your workers truly think, keep reading.   It’s messy and unorganised A messy and unorganised office is a huge no-no for many members of staff. A workspace that’s chaotic and unkempt can cause workers to feel unsettled, leaving them unhappy and dissatisfied - which can mean their productivity ...

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4 things you only realise when setting up your first office

May 12, 2017
Moving into a commercial workspace for the first time is an important milestone for many fledgling firms. So, if you’re planning to move into offices in the near future, you’re no doubt excited about what lies ahead. However, there’s a lot to get to grips with when you make this transition, so it’s essential that you’re prepared. In this blog, we look at four things that many bosses only realise when they’re setting up their first office.   Finding a suitable ...

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Tidy desk or messy desk: does it matter?

May 10, 2017
Are you a stickler for neatness when it comes to your office desk? Or do you have a more laissez-faire attitude to your workspace? Does being an everything-in-its-place kind of person make you a better, more organised worker? Or does having a relaxed attitude to the leaning tower of documents on your desk free you up to focus on more important things? Here we explore whether it’s better to be a neat freak or a slob in the office.   Vohs’ study While ...

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The Basics of Health and Safety in the Workplace

May 5, 2017
When it comes to health and safety in the workplace, it can seem like there is a lot to get your head around. However, despite this being a complex and extremely important topic, it’s not necessarily as difficult to suss out as you might think. In this blog, we go back to basics to help you make sure your workspace is a safe, healthy and pleasant place for both you and your employees. Create a safe, comfortable environment First and foremost, you’ll ...

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How to make your reception area more inviting in 5 simple steps

April 26, 2017
It might be a cliché, but it’s true that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. This means that when you’re designing your office, it pays to put some extra time and effort into getting your reception area just right. This is the first thing that visitors to your premises will see. Whether they’re prospective employees, customers or investors, they are bound to make judgements about your business based on the look and feel of this ...

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How to harness creativity through office design

April 18, 2017
  Creativity can be vital to a business’s stability and growth. Creative thinking can help solve problems, come up with improved ways of doing things and innovate new and unique products and services. You may have hired workers based on their cool video CVs and lateral-thinking responses to your interview questions, but are you really getting the most from them on a day-to-day basis? One way to ensure they’re living up to their potential is to review your office design. Start ...

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Are managers and employees at odds over office noise?

March 30, 2017
When it comes to office design, open plan remains by far the most popular layout - and it’s not hard to understand why. This style of work area represents a highly efficient use of space, and it’s also effective at encouraging collaboration between colleagues. However, open plan offices do have their drawbacks, and it seems as though executives and employees may be somewhat at odds when it comes to what works and doesn’t work in these environments.   Study findings that may ...

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