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....

Hot desking: hot or not?

Hot desking has become a top office trend in recent years, supporting a more flexible and agile approach to working. The system involves multiple employees using a single workstation, during different time periods. As Consultancy.co.uk points out, hot desking is said...

Why start-ups should care about on-site facilities

Looking for the perfect office? Whether you’re a start-up searching for your first premises, or an established business hoping to relocate, there’s a lot to think about when identifying the kind of space that’ll work best for you and your team. For start-ups, a...

Perk up your employees!

In today’s candidate-driven market, the employee benefits your company offers are key to attracting and retaining top talent. These benefits come in all shapes and sizes, from flexible working options and free exercise classes, to cycle-to-work schemes and staff...

Promoting employee well being in the workplace

Promoting employee well being in the workplace

Are your employees happy and healthy? Promisingly, more and more business leaders are realising that they have a big part to play in promoting workplace wellbeing and ensuring their team are able to strike that golden work-life balance. Seeing as we spend so much time...

You snooze, you…win?

Nowadays, our economy is largely focused on employee outputs, not inputs. And in this so-called knowledge economy, performance is more about ultimate results, and less about the amount of hours clocked. In this knowledge economy, an article on The Conversation...

Performance conversations: how to make them work

Awkward, uncomfortable, a painful necessity… these are some of the common ways employees and employers describe performance-related conversations. For employers, it’s a careful balancing act of identifying strengths, and giving constructive feedback without offending....

Co-working spaces: why they work for young professionals

Co-working spaces: why they work for young professionals

Any discussion on the future of the workplace is likely to mention the rise and growing significance of co-working. Co-working spaces are popping up across the globe. In fact, there are claims that the UK is among one of the most responsive European countries for...

Ready to embrace the four-day working week?

It’s completely rational to think that more hours at our desks means more work produced, and that means higher productivity levels. But what if we told you that less is more when it comes to getting the most from your team? Pitch the idea of a four-day working week to...

Does your desk let the team down?

What’s your office desk like? Is it a minimalist space, with no more than a mouse, keyboard, bound notebook and pen? Is it personalised with plants and photos of friends or family? Or is it a more messy affair – we’re talking paper piles resembling the Leaning Tower...

People switch off to energy saving efforts at work

How are your energy saving habits at home? We’ve taken a quick poll of the Kerr team, and it’s fair to say most of us are bordering on pedantic when it comes to cutting back on energy usage (to the extreme of setting timers on showers!). Anyway, there’s nothing bad...

The healing power of plants

The healing power of plants

It certainly feels like spring is in the air, what with the lighter evenings and warmer-than-average temperatures. But Mother Nature could very well be having us on – let’s not forget most of the UK was buried in snow March last year. Either way, we’re sure you’re...