Posts tagged ‘office design’

Creating a home office is such an exciting time. Finally, you have a room all of your own, which you can furnish and tailor to your very own needs. Fantastic! If you plan to meet clients in your home office, or even if you just want to create something special for yourself, considering the choices … Read the full post …

Wowing a client is not just a good thing to be able to do in business; it’s crucial. As much as it might not feel like an audition, it is, and if you want to ensure that all important ‘yes’, you need to go into it prepared. Here are 7 ways you can make an … Read the full post …

Flexible office space on a budget

September 5th, 2018

Thinking about the way people work in your organisation is crucial to your bottom line. Research has shown that a more flexible working environment inevitably leads to happier employees, increased productivity and a more dynamic business. Technology is often the driving force behind a more flexible working ethos, and it’s becoming increasingly common to see … Read the full post …

It’s a catch 22 situation; you want your office to look plush and you want your employees to feel valued, but you’re up against a tight budget and can’t splash the cash on designer touches. What can you do? Thankfully there are some ways to give the impression of a more luxurious working environment, without … Read the full post …

Just as our natural environment can have an impact on how we feel, so the environment of an office can affect the mood, motivation and inspiration of those inside it. While it’s not always possible to take your staff for a walk on the beach to relax them during the day, it is achievable to … Read the full post …

Unless you’re in a trendy start up or cutting-edge tech firm, chances are your office is a little bit boring. We’ve all seen the images of Google and Co, with their pool tables and slides between floors, and thought how we wish our own offices could be so fun. And not just because we want … Read the full post …

Back in the 70’s, artificial plants were all the rage. From faux ferns to plastic cheese plants, homes and offices everywhere sported bucket loads of them. But after a while, their dusty leaves and plastic stems fell out of favour, and people stopped loving the look of them. As with any trend, things tend to … Read the full post …

When you’re furnishing a home office from scratch, one of the first things to ask yourself is whether you’re going for a modern, all brand-new look, or if you’d prefer a vintage or antique style. Antique furniture is rapidly rising in popularity, and with a clean slate to work with it can be tempting to … Read the full post …

You might not realise this, but the office furniture you supply your staff with could be harmful to their health and safety. As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that you take all appropriate action to keep your staff from coming to harm during the course of their work. In the … Read the full post …

When you’re running a business, you’re always watching the bottom line. Balancing profits against costs is tough and often it’s unnecessary expenditure that goes out the window first. Each purchasing decision has to be justified and if it can’t improve your bottom line, it’s probably seen as frivolous. However, if you know that the office … Read the full post …

There are a number of small changes you can make to be happier at work, ranging from renewing your sense of purpose to getting a new workstation. Here’s a look at the ten best ways to improve workplace happiness. 10 tips to a happier workplace 1-   Sense of purpose: Re-orient your goals. When you start … Read the full post …

  If you’ve ever browsed office furniture or read articles on office health, you may have seen the term ‘ergonomic’ crop up from time to time. Put simply, ergonomic relates to something which ensures comfort and efficiency in the workplace and is often used in relation to furniture designed to make working more comfortable for … Read the full post …

The two buzzwords in call centre recruitment are ‘performance’ and ‘retention’. As a call centre manager or owner you need to get the best performance from your staff so that your business can thrive in this competitive sector. You also need to retain your best staff and stop them leaving to work for your competitors. … Read the full post …

Encouraging productivity in your workforce rarely stems from a top-down approach. Targets may help to gauge productivity levels, certainly, while also helping to give direction to staff. However, you’ll find that productivity is often self-generated – contended staff will always work harder. If you create the right environment, one which empowers and inspires your team, … Read the full post …

Newly graduated? Welcome to the working world! If you’re about to start your first office job, you may be concerned about what to bring with you. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you start your first job with ease. 10 things you need on your desk for your first office job Your own … Read the full post …

Fatigue is the enemy of office productivity. A fatigued worker lacks motivation and makes more errors. They are also less likely to be innovative and contribute fewer ideas on improving your business and taking your service forward. The good news is that you can minimise fatigue by ordering next day Kudos Office Desks and setting … Read the full post …

As an employer, you’re tasked with an array of responsibilities. However, one of the most crucial is looking after your staff. It’s not only a good thing to look after the people who work for you, it’s also important to your bottom line. High employee satisfaction means better retention rates and less money spent on … Read the full post …

Is it time to drag your workplace into the 21st century? If your office furniture is looking dated and shabby it could be sending out the wrong message about your business. Do you want your clients and employees feel that you are moving with the times? Perhaps it’s time to arrange an office make over … Read the full post …

Office design trends come and go like any other fashion, but some top trends are likely to last more than others. Office interior design trends are often driven as much by new business cultures and HR practices as they are by more general fashion and style fads, which means there are some office trends worth … Read the full post …

Top tips for team building

August 12th, 2018

It has long been recognised that the most successful businesses are run by a brilliant ‘team’. Yet, there are very few business leaders who truly understand how to create effective teams in the business environment. They may pay lip-service to team-working and may even organise team- building exercises. They do not, however, realise that the … Read the full post …

We read lot about back pain caused by poor posture at work. However, for many office workers, wrist pain is a huge issue. The nature of working at a modern PC requires multiple and repeated small movements. This can, over time, cause inflammation and damage which can cause pain. You may see this referred to … Read the full post …

Give some careful thought to your choice of colour scheme for your workspace. Don’t fall into the trap of choosing what is on offer at the building supplies merchant. By carefully selecting a suitable colour scheme and kitting out the work areas with next day Blaze Office Desks you can create an uplifting, inspiring environment … Read the full post …

Much has been said in recent years about the open plan office. First of all, it was the latest trend, and employers were encouraged to break down those walls and open up their spaces. It wasn’t long, though, before people started noticing the disadvantages of open plan working and a slew of internet articles started … Read the full post …

Do you work at a desk job? If so, you might sometimes feel as though the remote workers, freelancers and sole traders you know have it good. While they still work from a desk a lot of the time, they may appear to have a little more freedom than you. However, there are downsides to … Read the full post …

Sitting at your desk all day could be slowly killing you. If this sounds over-dramatic, consider that health professionals warn that a sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity, diabetes and even cancer. Just sitting all day has been linked in recent studies to cardiovascular problems and not sitting correctly at your desk can cause musculoskeletal problems … Read the full post …

Choosing the right desk is one of the most important decisions you can make. You spend so much time at work that you need to make certain you are comfortable and organised enough to the job well. A poorly-designed desk can cause pain and discomfort and lead to you becoming easily distracted from your work. … Read the full post …

We live in a highly image-conscious age and what we look like is sometimes valued more highly than what we do. Whatever you feel about the modern focus on appearances, you need to be aware that the concept also applies to the work environment. These days a business has to worry about its appearance just … Read the full post …

Employers are increasingly recognising the benefits of enabling employees to work from home. They cut down on the costs of running a large office and the employees are able to juggle home and work commitments. At the same time, large numbers of people are starting up businesses online and are operating these from their homes. … Read the full post …

The importance of a stylish, professional and ergonomic office cannot be underestimated. The way your office is designed can have a big impact on productivity levels and employee engagement. As well as designing an office as a pleasant place to spend time, it’s important to keep up with the latest trends and fashions in interior … Read the full post …

Making the switch from working for someone to freelance is an exciting step. Not only will you get your own freedom but you’ll have the benefit of working from home too. However, working from home comes with its own pitfalls, and it’s important that you start off strong by investing in a desk. A good … Read the full post …

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