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Aug16

The New Victory of Walls?

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Almost half of British workers in open-plan offices are dissatisfied with the noise levels, and want more control of the temperature and light levels in their environment, according to a recent survey for Savills and the British Council for Offices.

Jun07

Call Time On Sexist Office Design

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Former CEO Azeem Azhar, writing in the Financial Times (£), has claimed that buildings reflect the men who usually design and commission them, and demands the male bias in office design needs to stop.

Mar15

Seven Ways to Think Outside the Office Box

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Innovation in office design is not about who can have the wackiest workspace. It’s about designing environments – and working policies – that help you get the most from your staff, while also boosting their involvement, investment and creative thinking.

Dec09

Five American Office Design Trends

Five American Office Design Trends

The OfficingToday website has listed a handful of major new trends coming to office design in 2016. Do you want to be among the most fashionable workspaces, attracting the highest calibre of staff? If so, you might want to take a few of these on board.

Oct01

If Music Be The Food of Productivity, Think On

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New research by Sage One, the payroll software company, into ways British office workers say their working lives could be improved claims music is the top additional benefit staff are looking for to boost morale, followed by flexible working hours and ‘chatting with colleagues.’

Jul10

Dis Visitor Chair

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Dis Visitor Chair

The Interior designers at Enaflo HQ are currently considering these beautiful chairs for two projects.

May09

Manage The Friendly / Innovative Balance In Your Office Design

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The trend in modern office design is towards making the office a friendly environment on the basis that friendly, relaxed workers are likely to be more creative, more innovative and more productive. But a new study from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, takes issue with this premise, claiming that work friendships can contribute to a lack of creative diversity in the office.

Feb10

The Garage Theory of Office Design

Ditch the sleek, go for garage grunge.

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That’s the controversial message from Meg Osman in a recent article on office design for maximum creative productivity on bizjournals.com.

While every company – and every designer – is chasing the next big thing, whether it be ergonomics, offices that provide all the comforts of home, on-site gyms and sleep-pods, or office 2.0 connectivity and technology, Osman argues that designers are missing a trick about grungy, overstuffed garage spaces: they’re where some of the biggest companies in the world had their best original ideas.

Nov05

The Five Design Must-Dos of the 21st Century

The Five Design Must-Dos of the 21st Century

A new feature in the Huffington Post identifies the five most significant trends in office design that have made their mark so far I the 21st century – and which continue to be good practice in designing your office. When considering designing your office space, you’d be well advised to keep these trends in mind – unlike many other fads in corporate design, this handful don’t look like they’re going anywhere any time soon.

Sep01

Squabbling Building Syndrome

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Do you find yourself squabbling with your co-workers? It could be down to your office design, according to new research from Sweden.

A recent study shows that - particularly for women - the risk of conflict at work increases in so-called combi- and flex-offices.

Jul11

Get Back To Basics, Workers Beg

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Office workers are far from convinced of the merits of recent workplace innovation trends, according to new research from the British Council for Offices.

Apr09

Has The Google Effect Been Detrimental To Offices?

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Everyone who’s looked into designing their offices knows about Google. The tech giant that started with a search engine and now has a whole umbrella of web-enabled products and services decided to take a flamethrower to the traditional office concept too (because it’s Google, that’s why), and has since become famous for the arguably ‘whacky’ elements of reinvention which have been rolled out across its offices worldwide, and which include slides from floor to floor, occasional ‘sleep suites,’ ping-pong tables, pool rooms and more.

Jan07

Modern Office Design - Beware Isolating Introverts

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2016 began with the British Psychological Society’s Occupational Psychology Division holding its annual conference in Nottingham, and one of the key presentations there, from business psychologists OPP, claimed modern office design had a tendency to favour extrovert working patterns and practices, at the expense of the comfort of introverted colleagues.

Nov05

Hospice in the Weald, Pembury

Design & Refurbishment of Reception Area Donated by Enaflo Interiors

Hospice in the Weald, Pembury

Hospice in the Weald, Pembury provides care for patients, families and carers to ensure they are as comfortable and as happy as they can be, during a difficult period.

Aug04

Talkin’ ’bout Your Generations

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With an ageing population working longer into what would previously have been their retirement years, and workers from several generations from Baby Boomers, through Generations X, Y and T (Generation Twitter) all likely to be working together in the same office environments, Tamy Cozier in Metropolis Magazine Online asks a very pertinent question.

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