Blog

26
May

How to adapt your office for the return to work

It’s fair to say that the global coronavirus pandemic has knocked all UK businesses sideways. While we’re all trying to make sense of our new ‘normal’, it’s essential to think ahead to your office layout – what changes will you have to make to ensure employees feel comfortable and safe?

We believe communication and socialising shouldn’t be comprised in the workplace; after all, it plays an essential role in the day-to-day running of any office environment. Without interaction, employees can feel isolated and disconnected from their work and the team members around them.

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29
Apr

A guide to setting up your home workstation

We’re all wondering when lockdown restrictions will be relaxed, but while we’re awaiting further instruction, it’s essential to tackle your home workspace. We could be in lockdown for many weeks or even months to come, and suffering from neck, shoulder and back pain shouldn’t play a part in your daily workday.

There are many small workspace adjustments you can make to ensure your home office is suitable. There are many obstacles to overcome when working from home during this lockdown period – juggling homeschooling, keeping focused and productive and generally not climbing your walls. So don’t let an uncomfortable workspace distract you further.

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06
Apr

How MBFurniture is operating through coronavirus

The processes in which businesses are now functioning around the world has changed dramatically over the last few weeks and isn’t showing any signs of changing any time soon. So, just like any UK business, we’re finding new ways to interact with our clients, it’s important to us that you understand how projects can now work online and the processes we’ve now put in place to manage your office re-fit coherently.

A lot of our processes can be managed remotely, which is good news – so if you’re interested in how we will handle your office project, keep reading below.

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29
Feb

Alternative workspace ideas from Workstories and Senator

According to the recruitment company Jackson Hogg, 49% of UK workers are based in open offices – and while the open office space presents many advantages when compared with the grey cubicle era of workspaces, it still presents some consistent disadvantages.

The open-plan office space can be noisy, with little to no privacy. And while the lack of privacy can help the creative and collaborative juices flow – it can be detrimental to focused project delivery. Also, you have to take into account people work differently – some might relish working in a noisy and chaotic space – but others might prefer a quiet corner where they can knuckle down and complete some of their best work.

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31
Jan

The importance of natural light in your office

The last thing employees want when they’re stuck in the office 9-5 each day is unnatural, fluorescent lighting. Designing an office where you take advantage of natural light is a must – not only for shining a light on your space effectively but for the wellbeing benefits for your staff, too.

There are many benefits of natural light; the positive effects are abundant on employees alone. Read on to find out more about the importance of natural light.

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31
Dec

Office design tricks to improve staff productivity

Willis Towers Watson conducted a study and results highlighted that 70% of employers improved their physical environments to encourage healthy behaviours. To promote employee engagement, employers realise that staff are a product of their environment and that health and wellbeing are vital to keeping employee engagement levels high. The study showed employers started reshaping the physical environment to encourage healthy behaviours. 

How did they shape the office environment? They added healthy foods and alternative break out spaces, ergonomic task chairs, monitor arms, sit/stand workstations, and appropriate lighting.

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15
Nov

How workplace design can help you retain employees

Would you want to work in an office environment that didn’t enhance productivity? If you were sat in a grey office space, would you feel excited to turn up Monday through Friday to perform at your job?

No, we didn’t think so.

As an employer, you have the power to change your workplace environment for the better.

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26
Nov

The benefits of modular office space designs

Whether you’ve got a small or a large open-plan office space, modular furniture designs can help you cultivate an office environment to be proud of.

These office designs can help shape a chaotic office space into a creative and thriving hub.

It makes use of every inch of your office

The great thing about modular office furniture is that its versatility means it can slot into any office space. You can configure your furniture however you want to ensure you and your employees get the most out of it.

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08
Sep

Can workplace design strengthen employee engagement?

Over the last five years, workplace trends have had to adjust dramatically to reflect the changes in mass office culture. Offices are now offering flexible working, and aspiring to offer a collaborative working environment for their employees.

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12
Jul

Best of the UK: Top 3 inspiring office designs

There are some beautiful offices all over the world, but the UK alone has its fair share of enviable office spaces; an increasing number of employers are realising the benefits of offering a truly inspiring place to work for their staff members.

What benefits are triggered when you’re surrounded by inspiration? From an increase in productivity and happiness, your employee turnover can lower and the working environment becomes a lot more collaborative and productive. With social ‘collision zones’ encouraged throughout all the offices we’re about to show you – how could you not want to work at these businesses?!
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