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We spend a third of our lives at work, so it’s important we learn how to be able to enjoy our time at the office more. It doesn’t have to be all deadlines, targets and workloads, you know. Here are ten top tips for making the office more fun. Implement even some of them and … Read the full post …

In terms of interior design, the workplace has become a bit of a battlefield in recent years. Since the 90s, the trend towards open plan offices was a reaction to the “chicken farm” cubicles that had come to represent the modern office space since the 1950s. However, in recent years, even that trend has been … 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 …

Something as simple as sitting can’t be bad for you… Right? Actually, health professionals have known for a long time that sitting is bad for your health. Sedentary (i.e. mostly seated) work means we spend less time doing a cardiovascular activity like walking and more time periods where our muscles are inactive. Not only that, … Read the full post …

A lot of business owners don’t give the design of their office much thought. Of course, they want it to look professional, but often that’s as far as it goes. But the design of your office can be an important influencer in the success of your business, so doesn’t it make sense to pay it … Read the full post …

Choosing the right furniture for an office isn’t a simple case of opening up a website and picking the desks that make the biggest statement. You have to consider a host of factors, including price, ergonomics and space. Office furniture styles change in trends but often those trends are led by other developments. During the … Read the full post …

You might be surprised at the signals you’re giving people by the state of your office desk. Lily Bernheimer, an environmental psychology consultant, is currently working on a book called ‘The Shaping of Us’ in which she looks at the environmental psychology of the spaces we use. She identified 5 distinct ‘types’ based on the … Read the full post …

You’ve probably heard of ergonomics before and it’s likely you also know it’s got something to with how you sit at your desk and such. However, much of the information available online about ergonomics is filled with jargon. There’s a reason for that. ‘Ergonomics’ is literally a science; “the applied science of equipment design, as … 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 …

  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 …

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 …

You’ve probably been there; you’re trying to diet or at least cut down on your sugar, but you arrive at the office to find a massive tray of muffins, or a cake for someone’s birthday, new baby or leaving do. You want to avoid it, but social pressure kicks in – what if it looks … 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 …

Silicon Valley tech startups, as well as many creative industries, have ushered in an entirely new way of looking at the office space. Once infamous for the dreaded cubicle or shuttering teams away in separate rooms, the office space of the future is flexible, open and spacious. This highlights a trend for many employers 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 …

Your desk is the epicentre of your working world. You spend hours there every day. Why is it so drab and boring? Liven up your desk and you stand a good chance of livening up your attitude to work. You’ll be more comfortable, more productive and maybe even have a little fun in the workplace … 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 …

Making a great impression on your first day in a new job is important. New employees want to hit the ground running and show their new colleagues what they are capable of from the minute they set foot in their new office. Every week, brand new employees sit down at Malbec Walnut Office Desks and … Read the full post …

Working in a very small office space can be hugely challenging. The limited space can make it harder to organise the layout and it can be difficult to pack in all the equipment that you need. This can cause a problem for your business. There is a direct correlation between working environment and productivity. There … Read the full post …

The way in which you sit at your office desk could be causing neck strain. This can lead to neck pain, headaches and even pins and needles in your arms. This is not something that you have to put up with. You can make minor adjustments to the way in which you sit at your … Read the full post …

Do you get up from your desk with a stiff neck and tingling arms? This could be a sign that you are suffering from desk fatigue. This new postural problem is becoming much more common as so many workers spend hours at a time sat in one position at a desk. The fixed posture puts … Read the full post …

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  • Chassis

    This is the body of a computer desk, which may encase the computer hardware.

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