Can Having the Right Lighting Improve Productivity?

Everyday, we encounter light - no matter where we are, both artificial and natural light has a dramatic impact on our bodies and minds. Light is a necessity for the human being to live life and ensuring you have the right kind of lighting for your needs will help you see a drastic improvement in your productivity and mood. Getting the balance is crucial, read on to find out more:

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What’s the Hype About Hygge?

Hygge, the Danish concept taking the UK by storm. Pronounced 'hue-gah', what's stopping it from being embraced within the work space? Typically known as something which cannot be defined, but rather a specific feeling. Derived from the Norwegian word for 'well-being', it is the epitome of cosiness and allows you to be fully present in the moment, comfortable and at ease.

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Four Mistakes That You Must Avoid In An Office Fit Out

More often than not, some offices are seen as the only hubs accessible to support all the activities for bringing businesses a step closer to their visions. That being so, an office fit out is highly mandatory to keep both the workplace and the staff in good trim always. Now, whether you finish it yourself or hire an office fit out company in Dubai for the task. You might want to avoid these four missteps to resume working as soon as possible.

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Guest Blog | Reducing the Environmental Impact of Your Office – a Brief Guide

It is becoming increasingly apparent that we all have a responsibility to alter our habits to fight the ever-worsening environmental crisis. Businesses are no exception to this since commercial practices contribute significantly to emissions and pollution globally. However, it can be challenging to figure out how to make a difference, especially if your company has limited resources. With that in mind, here are some tips for making your office more environmentally conscious.

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Guest Blog | Benefits of Taking Regular Work Breaks & Your Entitlement to Them

We all know how good it feels to stop and take a break when you are working. Often, staff can feel under pressure not to take as many breaks as they should, or to cut them short in favour of working harder or longer hours. Whilst this might seem like a more productive use of your time, the truth is actually something very different. In this article, we take a look at why its good to take those breaks, as well as outlining exactly what you are entitled to.

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How to Calculate How Much Office Space You Need in The Hybrid World

Let me start by telling you about the International Olympic Committee (IOC): in 2019, the IOC opened its new headquarters, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Costing around $150 million and taking six years to construct - within nine months the space was almost empty as the staff at IOC, like many workers around the world, were working from home.

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How to Create an Inclusive Culture for Remote Workers

With the current epidemic effecting every area of life, from social events, lockdown, reduced travel, even some shops closing their doors temporarily - the list goes on - and the one very pertinent area its affected is where you work. With the vast majority of those employed being forced to transfer their usual work habits to work-at-home habits, as the country went into lockdown. This made it even more critical, and more challenging for the HR department. Especially, as life smooths out once again, and maybe your fellow co-workers - or your employees prefer remote working, and the question is: How can you make sure that the culture of the office is inclusive for those working-from-home?

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3 of the best ways to stimulate the return to work

Return to work. These could be the words that your employees are dreading of hearing. After over a year of going through various lockdown stages, the workplace is starting to open up again with employers, maybe you included, trying to encourage your employees to return to work. Whilst working remotely has had its difficulties, you and the rest of your employees may have found that you have all easily slipped into a new routine, that you all enjoy having less travel time and that the thought of returning to work is very overwhelming and daunting. However, as an employer, this is when your employees need you the most to encourage and motivate them back into the office. Read on to find out the 3 best ways for effective stimulation to the return to work.

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Guest Blog | How has Coworking Space Transformed Businesses?

When it comes down to developing business, huge corporations and companies enjoy coworking spaces for the same reasons that aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers do. They have incredible networking possibilities and access to some incredible inventive skills. Coworking spaces also provide some financial relief (because the cost of setting up an independent office can be substantial) and creative inspiration is never far away! Now working in the space of co-workers has given a rise to small businesses, individual contractors and other workers the space to work in their own comfort and ease, to get the work done and to interact with their local business community.

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How to Pick the Right Paint Colours for Your Office

Across the world, there are so many different hues and tones of paint. Each one can look different in different lighting, some hues have darker undertones whilst some can look a lighter/darker shade depending on where it goes in your office. A sometimes forgotten aspect to choosing paint colours in your office is the psychological effect that different shades have on the brain - some can soothe and some can stimulate however you don’t want to be over-soothing or over-stimulating! Read on to find out right paint colour for your office.

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