The Open Office Floor Plan: Pros & Cons

Current workplace trends are moving away from traditional closed-door offices. Innovative businesses are now embracing an open office floor plan. This also includes senior management at many large companies, like Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings gave up his private office for a more collaborative workplace. Which is what an open office floor plan provides. So, is an open office floor plan the way of the future? The verdict is still out. Gensler believes that employees in an open office layout are as productive as those in private offices. But they have extra benefits such as greater creativity, collaboration, and cost […]

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How to educate your employees on office sustainability and “green” initiatives

Why office sustainability? Businesses have started to realise the importance of sustainability and “green” initiatives in the workplace. And it’s no surprise–according to the Australian Government, by 2021, Australians could save more than $600 million on our water and energy bills just by using more water efficient appliances and products! As these efforts become publicly encouraged in our homes and workplaces, it’s important to educate your employees on office sustainability and “green” initiatives. Sustainability initiatives don’t only have financial benefits such as energy conservation, studies have also determined they increase employee retention, productivity, and engagement. Yet a lot of companies […]

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The Best Offices in Australia in 2018

An innovative and progressive office space is something that has dramatically increased in importance in the modern business environment – and one that’s common across the best offices in Australia in 2018. In order to attract the top candidates, the best talent, and the hardest workers, emulating elements of the offices on this list can help make your business a sought after working environment. Atlassian Atlassian are often cited as the authority on office culture and workplace innovation in Australia. The international startup headquartered in Martin Place, Sydney, have always been praised for their open-plan working environment, which greatly encourages […]

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Improve Your Office Environmental Footprint With These Simple Tips

The environmental sustainability of office spaces is a topic that has recently taken great precedence in the global market in recent years. In reducing your office environmental footprint, your business can reap the benefits of green-star ratings, word of mouth marketing from your ethical focus, and simply having a company with a healthier moral conscience. There are many steps any office can take to actively reduce their footprint, with varying degrees of success in implementation. Below are some of the more effective methods that can be applied in most office spaces, to actively reduce your carbon footprint. Employee education At […]

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Plan your next renovation with this office fitout checklist

The key to any successful office fitout is in the planning. We’ve put together this step by step guide to help you achieve a stress free office fitout that actually sticks to your budget. Keep these steps in mind when you’re discussing your proposed fitout with your fitout specialist and main stakeholders. Step 1 Do you need to move? It’s common to assume your business needs a new space as soon as you’re starting to feel growing pains, whether that be a lack of meeting rooms, cramped spaces, and a kitchen that’s obviously overcrowded during lunch. But it’s important to […]

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How to focus better in an open place office

Many modern businesses have championed the push towards more open plan offices that are communication-friendly. And while this collaborative shift has certainly revolutionised the way projects are implemented, it hasn’t come without its drawbacks. When the need arises for individual concentration on a particular activity, quality can be lost when an office’s plan opens the worker to a plethora of distractions. As a result, it can be important for an office fitout specialist to create a space that promotes focus when necessary in an open environment. Below are a few ideas to get you started on the right foot, but […]

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How to use partitions in an open plan office

Partitions have been a mainstay of office design since the rise of offices. Creating individually compartmentalised workspaces has proven fruitful in creating a culture of success and efficiency in the workplace. However, as offices and businesses have continued to become more agile – and communication-focussed – partitions have virtually disappeared in the modern open plan office. This is good for when open communication is required, but can hinder the efficiency and quality of the individual work produced in a workspace. Finding a workplace partition that effectively balances these two sides of the coin is the ultimate ideal in a modern […]

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Create an engaging education space with these 4 tips

With the rise of private education centres, like General Assembly and Academy Xi, innovation within classroom spaces is becoming a critical element to attracting and retaining students. How can a classroom be best constructed to facilitate modern day learning? Which are the right steps to take and how can you incorporate technology in your next office fitout? It’s important to understand the specific goals and motivations of your class to optimise the space for their needs, but these tips will you help achieve the foundations of an education space that’s geared toward improved and effective learning. Technology With the rapid […]

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How “Smart Home” technology will impact your office

We live in an age of technological revolution, and technical innovations are going to continue to impact our office environments. Just like in your work or personal life, where everything can be repurposed as an app or a website, this sudden explosion of technology can certainly be utilised in your approach to office renovations and fitouts, especially as a tool to optimise employee productivity. One technology that is seeing a massive surge in popularity right now is ‘smart-home’ technology, like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, which both aim to make day-to-day home life just that little bit easier. To increase […]

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The exciting innovations shaping the future of interior design

Interior design is an art form that is always moving and evolving into new innovations. As a result, it can be overwhelming to keep track of new trends and revolutions that are shaping its future. From new technology, to psychological suggestions, there are more and more differing perspectives and researched-back ideas that are progressing interior design. Our office fitout specialists stay on top of these trends, and we’ve found three of the most exciting innovations that we believe have the potential to reshape the future of interior design. Smart Homes One of the truly exciting innovations that’s growing prominence in […]

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