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Should I stay or should I go? Image

24 November 2021

Should I stay or should I go?

My lease is expiring – what should I do?   If your lease is expiring within 18 months the …

The office isn’t dead. It’s just furnished better Image

25 October 2021

The office isn’t dead. It’s just furnished better

The workplace needs to combine the best of the office and the home   Interaction have long …

Xledger: Employer of The Year Image

27 September 2021

Xledger: Employer of The Year

What does it take to be an Employer of the Year?   It takes a special kind of business to win …

Office fit-out: what type do I need? Image

16 September 2021

Office fit-out: what type do I need?

What is an office fit-out?   Are you about to embark on an office-fit out project? Wondering …

What does Gen Z want from their workplace? Image

26 August 2021

What does Gen Z want from their workplace?

Understanding complex generational differences   Conventional wisdom says if you’re a Gen-Z, …

Bring Your Dog to Work Day (25 June): The Rise of the Four-Legged Colleague Image

25 June 2021

Bring Your Dog to Work Day (25 June): The Rise of the Four-Legged Colleague

In celebration of Bring Your Dog to Work Day   25th June this year is Bring Your Dog to Work …

Workspaces of the future: Rocketmakers, Amdaris, and Mayden Image

14 June 2021

Workspaces of the future: Rocketmakers, Amdaris, and Mayden

What do the workplaces of the future look like?   It’s a question many are grappling with. …

The last push: going back to the office Image

27 April 2021

The last push: going back to the office

Navigating the last months of lockdown before going back to the office   Now that lockdown …

5 office design mistakes to avoid Image

14 April 2021

5 office design mistakes to avoid

The five worst office design decisions you want to avoid making.   When designing your office, …

Covid vs. Creativity by Carla Faria Image

15 March 2021

Covid vs. Creativity by Carla Faria

A creative breaking point?   There was a moment, back in spring 2020, when many of us did a …

Workplace design tips for the modern employee Image

15 March 2020

Workplace design tips for the modern employee

Workplace design for the modern employee can be complex…   …and how an office space is …

Dissecting creativity with James Caig Image

06 April 2021

Dissecting creativity with James Caig

Our Head of Research and Strategy, Deborah Wilder, got the chance to follow up with James Caig to …

The creative workspaces of world-famous visionaries Image

10 March 2021

The creative workspaces of world-famous visionaries

Creative workspaces – and what makes them so inspiring   Office design is not a new concept. …

Café Culture in the Workplace: Pros and Cons Image

01 March 2021

Café Culture in the Workplace: Pros and Cons

In the UK, 95 million cups of coffee are drunk everyday… …and we think this significant rise …

Biophilia: the benefits of life in the office Image

15 March 2021

Biophilia: the benefits of life in the office

What is biophilia? We explore the benefits of life in the office. The statistics   A global …

2021 workplace technology guide Image

23 February 2021

2021 workplace technology guide

What does your business need to thrive?   COVID-19 has changed the face of the workplace. …

The top 5 things we miss about the office Image

11 February 2021

The top 5 things we miss about the office

The top 5 things we miss about working in the office…   …the office is usually a hub of …

The philosophy of the workplace Image

16 February 2021

The philosophy of the workplace

What the world’s leading thinkers can tell us about how and where we work    The idea of …

Designing better behaviour Image

26 January 2021

Designing better behaviour

The impact of Choice Architecture on culture    In 2008 Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. …

Sedentary habits: how to break free Image

13 January 2021

Sedentary habits: how to break free

We are more sedentary than ever   As we find ourselves in the midst of another lockdown, most …

2021 – where will your business be when lockdown lifts? Image

06 January 2021

2021 – where will your business be when lockdown lifts?

2020 made many businesses re-evaluate their workplace strategy: we certainly have been busier …

Social distancing in your office Image

19 July 2020

Social distancing in your office

Covid-19 Social Distancing Workplace Design Services…   Interaction can prepare your office …

Yoga in the Workplace: 5 Easy Desk Poses Image

22 April 2019

Yoga in the Workplace: 5 Easy Desk Poses

It’s a known fact that physical activity can energise you during the working day…   However, …

Neurominorities: Tapping Into Hidden Talent Image

25 February 2018

Neurominorities: Tapping Into Hidden Talent

As many as one in ten people are thought to be neurodiverse…   …and firms are being urged …

Workplace Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Concern Image

03 January 2019

Workplace Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Concern

How can the workplace impact the happiness or wellbeing of its employees?   Poor mental health …

A-Z of Workplace Design & Build Image

03 August 2018

A-Z of Workplace Design & Build

A new year is upon us, so is it the time for change?   If you’re thinking about updating your …

The office dogs debate Image

19 July 2020

The office dogs debate

Taking the lead: Is the advent of the office dog just a current fad… …or is it a vital part …

Cyber-Slacking in the Workplace Image

11 December 2015

Cyber-Slacking in the Workplace

6% of the UK-based workforce spends more than an hour of their working day on social networking …

Together at the table: an insight into the community table Image

19 October 2016

Together at the table: an insight into the community table

Providing an insight into a workplace design trend that’s bringing …

What is pro-working? Image

19 July 2019

What is pro-working?

Pro-working; an effective solution beyond co-working  We have all witnessed the …

A Guide To Virtual Reality in Design Image

19 August 2018

A Guide To Virtual Reality in Design

Everything you need to know about Virtual Reality in office design.   Virtual Reality …

The Rise of Resimercial Image

18 November 2017

The Rise of Resimercial

2017 saw a significant rise in the use of “Resimercial” design, where residential and …

2019 Workplace Design Trends: Ones To Watch Image

07 January 2019

2019 Workplace Design Trends: Ones To Watch

A new year is upon us…   …and that means that our designers are getting excited about the …

Can workplace colours affect the way we work and think? Image

18 December 2020

Can workplace colours affect the way we work and think?

Complexity in colour: can workplace colours really improve employee wellbeing and productivity? …

A guide to Enhanced Capital Allowances; how your business can benefit Image

18 February 2018

A guide to Enhanced Capital Allowances; how your business can benefit

A guide to utilising Enhanced Capital Allowances for your new workspace   Our clients want to …

The Meeting Room Revolution Image

18 October 2016

The Meeting Room Revolution

Meetings just got more exciting; we provide an insight into the meeting room revolution  …

Diminishing Connections: Safeguarding Mental Health when working from home Image

10 December 2020

Diminishing Connections: Safeguarding Mental Health when working from home

This year has been challenging for us all both personally and professionally   A recent study …