Mid-year review: Looking back at the market 2024 workspace predictions

There was much anticipation of significant changes for the UK office and workspace sector in 2024. As we reach the mid-year point, we’ve revisited those workspace predictions from the start of the year to see how they’re shaping up

Businesses must be braver when balancing colleague flexibility with the needs of the business

It’s time for businesses to put a clear strategy in place when it comes to hybrid working to boost productivity. This is the leading message in our latest whitepaper; Evolving Workspaces 2024. The paper argues that for hybrid working to work effectively, a structured...

A landlord’s guide: driving ROI from your commercial property

Achieving a strong return on investment (ROI) is crucial to long-term profitability and success in the commercial property market. A robust ROI can lead to increased profitability, stable income and the ability to expand your property portfolio. Challenges that have...

Is remote work to blame for the UK’s dwindling productivity?

When Zoom mandated workers back to the office for two days a week, the irony wasn’t lost on many of us. None-the-less, the trend of encouraging ‘structured hybrid working’, to include significant face-to-face working, is hard to ignore. First Amazon and Meta, then...

Introducing the Kerr promises (and why we knew it was time for us to refresh our company values)!

Here at Kerr, we pride ourselves on understanding the value of a great workplace culture, with complementary culture consultancy as a well-established part of our workspace solutions offer.  Having grown at pace over the last few years, increased our team size...

Kerr Explainer: What is a plug and play office?

Popular amongst small and fast-growth businesses, the "plug and play" office concept has become a flexible, modern work solution. In this guide, we'll delve into the attractions of a plug and play office and why you may want to consider one for your next space.  What...
5 trends to embrace to make your workspace Gen Z compatible

5 trends to embrace to make your workspace Gen Z compatible

As the first digitally native generation, Gen Z has very different expectations when it comes to their workplace experience than other generations before them – not just in how they work, but also in their work environment.  With research by Forbes revealing that...

Why Gen Z are driving a return to the office

Why Gen Z are driving a return to the office

Are the perks of working from home fading this year? Recent research suggests that 40% of university students and graduates prefer in-office working. with less than 1/5 applying for remote jobs. Will Gen Z be the ones to remind the other generations that coming into...

The challenge of an open-plan office

The challenge of an open-plan office

Current ways of working revolve around what Deloitte insight describes, as “true collaboration”.  Open-plan offices have been designed with this in mind for many years. And as a result, they have been linked to enhanced team communication and socialisation at...

How Neurodiverse Is Your Workplace?

How Neurodiverse Is Your Workplace?

2022 saw a boost in neurodiverse employment, which will burgeon in the year ahead. But are office workspaces suited to support neurodiverse employees to do their best work? In this exclusive interview with Work In Mind, Sarah Payne, Head of Design at Kerr Office Group...

Six greener ways of working in modern workspace design

Six greener ways of working in modern workspace design

As a purpose-led company, sustainability sits at the core of our design principles - it is something we consider in every aspect of our client projects. And as you’d expect, many clients now ask us how we can help reduce their carbon footprint. As Cop27 draws to an...