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...

Coffee with the CEO: Alex Kerr talks sustainability, carbon neutrality and environmental efficiency at Kerr

With COP27 drawing to an end, the reality that all our world leaders are failing on their climate change commitments has become a painful reality. As individuals try their best to contribute, those with the most power are failing to put the measures in place that will...

Kerr Office Group celebrates CEO appointment and key hires to drive next phase of growth

Press release - August 2022 South-west based, Kerr Office Group, a developer of inspirational workspaces, is thrilled to announce the internal appointment of Alex Kerr as Chief Executive Officer alongside two key managerial hires to further business development,...

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...
What makes a high-performing workplace?

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....

Office Perks in 2020

Office Perks in 2020

Some might consider ‘office culture’ as just another buzz phrase, thrown around by corporations trying to give themselves a human touch. But establishing a positive office culture is actually a crucial part of successful organisations. Gone are the days of ping-pong...

The business case for investing in your workspace

The business case for investing in your workspace

It is becoming harder to ignore the role that workspace design plays in business and personal productivity. In the property industry this is manifesting itself in increased tenant demand for on-site amenities, high-specification common areas and super-fast...

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...