Biophilia: blending nature into the office space

Whilst the outdoors has many mental and physical health benefits, it can be difficult to integrate this into your workspace. However, there is a solution by incorporating Biophilia within your office. It may sound philosophical, but its so much more than this as its been proven to support cognitive function, and both psychological well-being and physical health. As the pandemic continues to make WFH a more favourable position, making small changes in your space to include the biophilic concept could help to encourage your employees to come back into the office.

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New year; New Office Trends for 2022.

As the past two years, in terms of office spaces, have provided a rollercoaster ride for the use of our offices. 2020 brought the office home and introduced the remote working era. 2021 continued with some remote working but as the pandemic flattened, also allowed for some in-office working. What will 2022 bring?
To put it simply, offices will be seeing efficiency, functionality and comfort as the top priorities as the need to adapt to methods such as hybrid working rise in popularity.

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Guest Blog | How Workplace Design Influences Productivity

When it comes to workplace design, seemingly trivial adjustments and enhancements can lead to big improvements from a productivity standpoint. If you are interested in approaching workplace design more strategically to ultimately increase your bottom line and improve the well-being of your workforce, the following suggestions will help point you in the right direction.

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4 ways you can add an artistic touch to your office space

Art - 'the expression of human creative skill and imagination. Typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power'. Adding a deeper philosophical meaning to both the culture and aesthetics of your office space, art is something which can be enjoyed by all - something that leaves a lasting impression on anyone entering or leaving the building.

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4 reasons why your office should have a social space

The workplace has always been an important place for people, especially now, after over a year of being physically distanced when working from home. As the trend shifts from having a 30/70 ratio of open space to closed-off space to now having 50/50 or in some cases 70/30 collaboration space - the social space is an important part of this. Having a social space links with the concept of flexible working, and is about boosting collaboration between employees allowing a more relaxed approach in comparison to the previous formal arrangement. As gen Z continue to make changes to the work approach, it has become increasingly popular to meet at Starbucks for a good coffee whilst having a meeting. This engagement across a social setting often allows for a different experience rather than across a desk in the office.

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A guide to managing your desk cables and wires.

A clear desk resembles a clear mind, we are often reminded. Organization is a key player on the productivity team, and in particular a tidy workspace. Considering we spend on average, over 50% of our time at our desk, it's important that it is organized effectively so that time is not wasted searching trying to find the right cable to charge your computer for example. Equally, we all know what it's like to work with that stubborn wire in the way, that just won't budge. It's easy to spend so much time trying to work around the cables on your desk, rather than finding an efficient way that works for you.

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Guest Blog | How office signage is beneficial to staff and clients

Despite the move to remote-/hybrid-working, the office is still alive and well. It’s just largely taken on a new function as a place to meet rather than a place to do tasks. This means that now is the perfect time to review how it functions. With that in mind, here is a quick guide to office signage and how it benefits staff and clients

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