Tips for maximising space in a small office

small office design layout

Your office layout is the most basic consideration. Can you make small changes to your current layout? Are you working in a cellular environment but find most of your activities are collaborative? Do you need to think about making your space more open plan? Does your current furniture support your way of working? Are you making use of each piece … Read More

How are agile working and flexible working different?

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What is the difference between agile and flexible working? For years the terms have been used interchangeably. Here we take a look at the difference and provide a simple definition of each and give a clear explanation on how they differ. Flexible working arrangements, which have been around for a long time refer to flexible working hours. These are usually … Read More

5 tips for designing office layouts

designing office layouts

Efficiency, wellbeing and productivity of employees are all objectives that are high on the agenda for the majority of businesses and a critical factor for achieving these objectives is the layout and planning of your workplace environment. Office layout planning is the process of aligning working functions and furniture to efficiently utilise space and maximise efficiency. When designing an office … Read More

5 tips to improve your workstation set up

bad workstation ergonomics

Here are a few ideas from Officeworks co-founder and qualified Osteopath Tim Hanwell on proactively improving your workstation setup to increase wellbeing and boost productivity. At Officeworks we see the benefits of moving around and leaving your desk at lunchtime which include breaking up a long day of sitting, a change in posture, fresh air and giving your eyes a … Read More

How to sit-stand correctly

standing desk position

As the UK sees a rise in demand for Sit-stand workstations, KI and Officeworks have created a flyer, and a video guide to help users best adjust their new sit-stand furniture. Following in the footsteps of the Scandinavian countries, research shows that sit-stand workstations and meeting tables can improve productivity and wellbeing, but without proper guidance these potential benefits could … Read More

Free office layout and design assessment

Free workplace layout and design assessment

While office space matters more than you think, your business’s most important asset is your people. To help them feel valued and give you and your customers 100%, the importance of the working environment shouldn’t be underestimated. To avoid the pitfalls of poor planning Officeworks offers its clients a free Expert Walkthrough – a no obligation office layout and design … Read More

Boosting productivity through workplace design

better productivity through office design

Taking the time to understand how a business environment affects an employees’ performance is crucial for an effective workplace design. And it was just this topic that was discussed and debated at a recent Officeworks business breakfast held at the Shard. Co-hosted with Leesman who provide the largest independent measure of workplace effectiveness, insights were shared into what are the … Read More

Workplace design trends for 2016

office layout and design trends 2016

What has become increasingly apparent is that the office isn’t just a place to work; it’s a constantly evolving space which needs to act as a driver of competitive advantage. So is it time to move in these design directions as predicted by Workplace Insight to keep workers engaged and get the most out of your office space? This is … Read More

Generation Y – who are they? And why are they different?

office design for generation Y

Generation Y and the Workplace – is this generation different or not and what does it mean for space and ergonomics? Much has been made of the perception that Generation Y individuals are different from previous generations. Evidenced, for example, by the way they act, connect and operate within office environments. However, our research suggests that in many ways they … Read More