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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5 easy ways to motivate your staff

March 22, 2017
Having a motivated workforce is a must for all organisations, so if you think your personnel are lacking purpose and inspiration, now’s the time to take action. There are many different ways to give your employees a morale boost, and here are five of the simplest and best.   Make your office an enjoyable, stimulating place to be   Office design is about much more than simply providing enough workstations for your personnel to use. With a few clever touches, you can create ...

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Could ‘healing offices’ be the holy grail of workspace design?

March 15, 2017
From the purely functional and often drab to the imaginative, attractive and airy, the world of office design is undergoing a period of profound change. Bosses are increasingly switching onto the benefits of providing appealing and stimulating environments for their personnel. By being more responsive to the needs and preferences of their workers in this way, organisations hope to achieve a range of goals, from enhancing morale to reducing sickness absence and boosting productivity.   One of the latest and arguably most ...

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5 office design trends you’ll see in 2017

March 9, 2017
There’s no denying the importance of effective office design. Get the setup of your workspace right and you stand to raise morale among your employees, increase productivity and even reduce absenteeism. A practical and stylish space could also help you recruit and retain the best workers. Highlighting this fact, in a global study of nearly 8,000 workers conducted on behalf of Robertson Cooper, a third of respondents revealed that the design of an office would influence whether they decided to ...

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First Impressions – what does your reception say about your business?

March 6, 2017
Have you ever thought about what first impression your business is giving? Research shows that we form a first impression in just 0.1 second. This isn’t a lot of time to ensure the first opinion is a good one. So, take a look at your reception furniture what does it say about your business - what would your opinion be if you were entering the premises for the first time?   It’s not just the place people judge but those greeting them ...

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How to create an organised classroom in 3 simple steps

March 2, 2017
Regardless of whether you’re in your first teaching job or you’ve been doing it for years, it can be tricky to get the hang of creating and maintaining a perfectly organised classroom. Letting your study space fall into disarray can be chaotic and unsettling not just for you, but your pupils too, so it pays to think carefully about how you can keep your room neat, tidy and clutter-free. For some handy hints and tips, keep reading. 1. Use effective storage ...

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3 workplace resolutions for 2017

February 14, 2017
Is your office décor uninspiring and drab? Are you not getting enough exercise during the working day? Do you find yourself constantly searching for missing documents? Whatever your problems in the office, the new year is the perfect time to make some changes. With this in mind, here are three useful workplace resolutions that could benefit you in 2017 and beyond.   Move around more Sitting is now being likened to smoking by some experts in terms of the the level of ...

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Organised Mess – How Your Zodiac Organises You

February 1, 2017
From your love life to how successful you become, some things in life are written in the stars. But did you know that the stars are also to blame for how messy or organised you are?   Yes, you read that right! If you’re someone who tries hard to be organised but just can’t bring yourself to sort your wardrobe into colours or arrange your filing cabinet into alphabetical order then you’ll be relieved to know that it isn’t actually your fault ...

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