Category: Workplace Trends


Post-COVID trends: what’s next for office design?

In the last few months, the workplace for many of us changed. We became home workers – seeking out the best places around the house to work our 9-5. As we slowly emerge from this forced home working experiment, businesses are asking ‘what’s next?’ for office design and office life in general.

At MBFurniture, here’s what we think lies ahead for office design.

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How to inject personality into your office space

You can have the best job in the world, but it still can’t make up for the fact you work inside a soulless office. 

In short, giving your office a retouch here and there can increase worker happiness and productivity, and it can help you attract (and retain) staff members. Who doesn’t want to work in a vibrant, playful office? 

If you’re wrapped up in calculations, figuring out whether this is something your organisation can afford, they absolutely can. You don’t need to spend big to create an impact. From changing the colour scheme and sprinkling a few potted plants around to entire office refits – injecting personality into your office space needn’t be break-the-bank expensive. 

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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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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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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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What are ‘collision zones’ and why does your office need them?

It sounds brutal, ‘collision zone’, but it’s just a buzzword for a chance meeting between your employees. It’s all about creating spaces around your office environment that can encourage inter-team collaboration.

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3 furniture solutions for small offices

Just because your office is small doesn’t mean you can’t have impactful office designs. There are many tips and tricks you can implement to use the space as cleverly and as uniquely as possible.

We’ve gathered together three furniture solutions for small offices below, to help inspire your creativity.

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7 ways you can immediately become more productive at work

Work can be a drag. Particularly if you feel you’ve got too much work to do or you hate your office environment. It can be hard to self-motivate, but most of the time, it’s down to you to get the best out of yourself on a day-to-day basis.

So how can you become immediately more productive at work?
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Happy Office Design Essentials: why you should embrace standing desks

Height adjustable desks are not new; famous, future looking organisations have been using them for quite a few years now. (Think Facebook, Twitter, Google.) However, the standing desk has yet to become truly mainstream in offices up and down the country.

If your organisation is planning an office move or redesign, it’s worth considering if standing desks could be incorporated.

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