The Future of the Workspace

As we head into another lock down and finding ourselves being instructed to work from home, it’s no surprise to find that feelings of frustration and concern and the consistent  wondering, “when this will all end and when will things return to ‘normal?’’’...

Sitting comfortably? It is more important than you think.

Economists have long since predicted the arrival of the 15 hour work week, as technological advances make the conventional 9 to 5 grind a thing of the past Of course, in the age of COVID-19 organisations have been forced to abandon traditional ways of working in...

Has the world of work really changed?

The world of work has been turned on its head. The challenges the world is facing currently has brought about a paradigm shift in how businesses and people work. It is causing organisations to totally rethink how they use space and the role of the ‘workplace’ in both...

COVID-19 and the workplace: A message from our Managing Director

In a time of disruption and uncertainty, businesses are having to adapt fast to the rapidly evolving economic and political climate. As experts in workplace strategy and design, we are very aware of the changing nature of work and the everchanging requirements of the...

Ten shifts for 2020: The future of work (Part 1)

We’re always seeking out the most up-to-date research and insight to support our workplace design offering, ensuring we are always providing clients with solutions that are fit-for-purpose and enhance an organisation and its’ people at the most strategic level. This...

What makes a high-performing workplace?

Where do you start when trying to create a high-performance workplace? Recent research has discovered that key to establishing a high performing workplace is through establishing a high-development culture, where the growth of individuals is highly valued....

A double shot of distraction

[addtoany]Forever looking for ways to drown out the office din? Noisy desk neighbour killing your productivity? It turns out that the background noise driving you crazy can actually be used to your advantage! Research conducted by Edith Cowan University reveals that...

Four-day working week: demand is on the up

[addtoany]Back in March, we wrote a blog tackling the topic of the four-day working week (don’t worry, we don’t blame you for not remembering). In it, we discussed how a New Zealand financial firm moved all its staff to a four-day week, recording big boosts to...

How to find the perfect office

[addtoany]Relocation on the cards? You probably don’t need us to tell you that finding the perfect space for your company and team can be hard work. There’s so much to think about – where do you start?   A good place to start, in our opinion, is taking the time...

Employees prepared to quit over poorly designed workplaces

Employees prepared to quit over poorly designed workplaces

[addtoany]It’s no surprise that the workplace environment has a huge impact on an employee’s performance. If employees don’t feel comfortable in their surroundings, then they’re not going to produce their best work – it’s as simple as that. A poorly designed workplace...

Employees prepared to quit over poorly designed workplaces

It’s no surprise that the workplace environment has a huge impact on an employee’s performance. If employees don’t feel comfortable in their surroundings, then they’re not going to produce their best work – it’s as simple as that. A poorly designed workplace can...

Top tips for keeping your team engaged this summer

At last, summer is finally here! And here we are, sitting at our desks, staring out at blue skies, day dreaming of lounging on a white-sanded beach. It’s little surprise, really, that productivity plummets 20% during the summer months, Forbes writes. Which, at the...

Want loyal employees? Here are the conversations you need to have

When was the last time you sat down with your employees, one to one, and had a good ol’ catch up? Regularly touching base with your employees is a chance to find out how they’re getting on, talk about progress and address concerns. This helps to keep communication...

What does the perfect office look like?

Open plan, heaps of natural light, comfy chairs, fixed desks, a cafe and free snacks. If you haven’t guessed already, we’re describing the perfect office. Well, this is the perfect office according to 1,000 employees and 500 business owners quizzed by...

Break recruitment traditions, boost workplace diversity!

The benefits of having a diverse workforce can’t be understated. Research tells us that companies made up of people with different backgrounds, skills and experiences perform far better than their less-inclusive counterparts. These companies are more innovative and...

Retaining top talent when your company relocates

Retaining top talent when your company relocates

Thinking about upping sticks and relocating your company? There are many potential reasons why you might be considering a move. For instance, you might have outgrown your current space, you want access to new markets, you’re keen to limit your overheads, or maybe you...

Addicted to work: survey reveals unhealthy work habits among Brits

‘Survey finds nearly 1 in 10 UK employees are addicted to work,’ is the heading of a recent article on the BusinessNewsWales website, which discusses a new report from Love Energy Savings. We can all agree that the word ‘addiction’ carries negative connotations. Even...