Five considerations for space management optimisation in the modern workplace

The modern workspace must be collaborative, productive, and inclusive for all.This concept of space management may seem simple enough, but there are aspects that require careful consideration before you can truly harness the power of your workplace. What is space...

10 ways to deliver a brilliant workplace experience in a hybrid world

Does hybrid work? As we move into the second half of 2022 and the fears that Covid is likely to cause any further WFH restrictions subside, our attention has turned to how well our hybrid work experiments are working (or not). Whether you’ve implemented a 3/2 model,...

The impact of employee engagement in your workplace

More than ever, leadership teams find themselves debating how they can best keep their team engaged and productive in the workplace. In this article, find out more about ‘employee engagement’ and what can be done to improve on your current situation. What is the...

Improving working lives – how Kerr’s design strategy creates workspaces that support productivity

With Gen-Z team members now joining millennials and Gen-X in the workplace, designers are now challenged to deliver office environments that are inclusive for diverse teams.  For an office design to truly be a force for good, it must be thoughtful, well-considered,...

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...
Is agile working?

Is agile working?

Flexible working. Activity-based working. Remote working. Unassigned seating. Recognise these office design buzzwords? Has your company embraced any of these concepts in order to create an environment that supports you to be happier, healthier and more productive?...

The big business of coworking

The big business of coworking

The big business of coworking Currently preparing to make its initial public offering, coworking giant WeWork is presently valued at of $47 billion. With over 5,000 staff in 280 locations, across 86 cities in 32 countries the rapidly growing business is a force to be...

Who cares about workplace wellbeing?

Who cares about workplace wellbeing?

Workplace wellbeing. A growing trend that has no doubt been doing the rounds in your office. Whilst not an entirely new concept, this focus on the needs and general wellbeing of staff is dominating office culture and changing the way that people work in offices across...

Great flexpectations: the era of flexible working

Great flexpectations: the era of flexible working

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. What was once the exclusive domain of office managers and HR departments last month entered the political arena...

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...