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Why investing in sit-stand desks could be a waste of money.

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-May-2016 13:42:10 / by Jim Fidler posted in Productivity, Agile Working, Office Furniture

There is a lot of talk around the topic of sit-stand desks and the potential health benefits for you and your team. The often quoted ‘sitting is the new smoking’ has become a battle-cry for some and employers may feel under pressure to embrace them just to toe the line!

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New Ways of Working Part 3 - Open Plan Areas

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Oct-2015 15:51:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Productivity, Agile Working, creativity, New Ways of Working

Introduction to the Open Plan Office.

The Open Plan area within an office space is an essential element of an Agile Working environment.

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What are the best Colours to use in an office colour scheme?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2015 09:38:17 / by Jim Fidler posted in Productivity, design trends, Office Design, creativity

There have been a number of studies on the psychology of colour. Which Office Colour Scheme make employees work longer hours; come up with more creative ideas; get along with their colleagues? Here are a few of the theories that have gained credence in the workplace.

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7 low-cost ways to rocket your office productivity levels

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Aug-2015 07:00:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Productivity, Office Fit Out, Design Inspiration

Boosting profit margins is always a key goal of any business, and apart from having a complete corporate shake up there are plenty of ways in which the average business can tap into their most valuable resource - their staff.

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How to introduce Agile Working without causing a riot?

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Jul-2015 07:00:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Agile Working

The first reaction from employees to a suggestion of Agile Working is often “No way – you mean hot desking – I know someone that worked for a company that introduced that and it was a disaster. Nobody had their own desk or office, there was nowhere to go where you could get peace and quiet. If you got in late there was nowhere to sit, etc. etc.”

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How to choose your office fit out supplier

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2015 17:47:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Office Fit Out, Relocation


INTRODUCTION:

Relocating or refurbishing your business premises is not likely to be something that is done often. It is also very likely to be a significant cost to your business, whether you have 40 staff or 400. This makes selecting the right office fit out supplier absolutely vital.

Get it wrong and you may experience budget overspends, business disruption, missed deadlines and a design solution that doesn’t consider future requirements. However, get it right and you’ll be the proud occupier of an inspirational workspace that motivates staff and increases productivity.

So what do you need to know when you are looking to appoint a supplier to deliver this crucial project?


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7 Common Myths about Agile Working

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2015 13:15:55 / by Jim Fidler posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Office Fit Out

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7 things to consider when designing a productive office space

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-May-2015 15:33:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Office Redesign, Productivity


There are a number of elements within the work environment that have been found to have positive effects on productivity. In this post we cover the 7 most important factors for any office redesign project to address.

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How to increase productivity with an office redesign

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-May-2015 13:12:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Office Redesign, Productivity


INTRODUCTION:

Employee productivity is dependent on many factors, some of which are affected by their individual circumstances and others that can be influenced by the business. We all know a good night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast and a good journey to work can have an impact on employee’s productivity. But so can the physical space in which they work. The work environment has a big impact on employees ability to focus (and stay focused) and their overall productivity. 

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