How To Make Hot Desking Work for Your Company

Hot desking can have many benefits for your business and is especially useful for companies that have small offices or for organisations who implement flexible working schedules for staff. However, there can be a variety of barriers to the successful …

Why Are Office Kitchen Areas So Important?

Interior design trends are clearly showing that kitchens are becoming the new domestic hub. This trend is now spilling over to the work place and it’s easy to see why.   A well designed kitchen area, breakout space or canteen, …

Getting Through Winter at the Office

Most staff will be waking up to dark mornings and leaving the office in the dark. It’s cold and rainy, so commutes are even more miserable and there’s less to do during leisure time outside of the office. Christmas is …

How Can I Manage Stress At Work?

On Stress Awareness Day, we look at some ways that stress at work can be managed   Don’t stay silent If your workload is too overwhelming, talk to your manager or a colleague. Explain to them why you’re struggling, especially …

Ergonomic Tips for Teachers

Although teachers are not necessarily sat down for as long as office workers, they are still just as susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)     Standing for extended periods of time, bending or crouching down to low desks and chairs, …

How Can You Improve Children’s Spinal and Postural Health at School?

Is your classroom ergonomical?   Musculoskeletal disorders and back pain account for 31 million of lost working days due to absenteeism. The costs to the economy are huge and perhaps that’s why prevention or intervention for these issues tends to …

How Does Tiredness Affect Performance at Work

Research from Westfield Health has found that almost half of employees regularly turn up to work too tired to function effectively; it goes on to state that despite this, 86% feel that they are not able to openly communicate with …

What Are Employee’s Top Priorities in Terms of Benefits and Working Environment

Do you really know what makes your staff tick?     Research by co-working developer, Areaworks, has found that flexible and comfortable working zones are a top priority to employees. Half of the workers surveyed wanted to swap fixed desks …

The Importance of Staff Input in Office Design

System management: sort, straighten, shine, standardise and sustain.   For a lot of companies this formula equates to tidiness, efficiency and uniformity. In many institutions, this system is extremely beneficial. However, it has increasingly spilled over from operating theaters and …

What’s The Best Height Adjustable Desk?

Looking to buy height adjustable desks? Need some more information about the best types of sit/stand desks? Read on.   There is plenty of information available about the multitude of ways that sit/stand desks are beneficial for both staff and …