Employees discussing workplace culture

Workplace culture and the office of the future

Wednesday, 5th May 2021 – Insights

Culture is an organisation’s character or personality. Created by its values, rituals, attitudes and behaviours, it’s ‘the way things are done around here’. It can be both a positive and a negative force and can shift with changes in the leadership team, financial performance, systems and processes, people and the design and use of the workplace itself. It’s what makes one organisation different from another.

Staff collaborating in balanced workplace

The balanced workplace and the office of the future

Thursday, 25th March 2021 – Insights

As individuals and organisations start planning their return to the office environment over the next few months, the workplace needs to reflect people’s changed priorities. The post-pandemic office needs to be a balanced workplace which supports people in all aspects of their lives. Organisations which fail to adapt and create the right balance will struggle as their people vote with their feet.

office meeting in balance workplace

What is the balanced workplace?

Wednesday, 17th March 2021 – Insights

Over the past year, expectations around work have fundamentally changed. As people start planning their return to the office, the workplace needs to reflect our changed priorities. Organisations which fail to adapt and create the right balance will struggle as their people vote with their feet. A balanced workplace supports people to lead lives where all aspects of their existence – work, family, friends, hobbies and personal values – feel supported. But what does it actually mean?

Settings in office design

Workplace settings and the office of the future

Thursday, 11th March 2021 – Insights

With the roadmap out of lockdown published, many organisations will be busy planning their back-to-work strategy. After almost a year of working largely from home, many individuals are itching to get back to the workplace to see their colleagues in person, while others may be concerned about missing the peace and quiet that their home environment offered for focused work.

cat a vs cat b fit out

Today's workplace – more office design choices than ever

Wednesday, 17th February 2021 – Insights

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the role of the office but it’s also accelerated the rise in the variety of fit out and workplace options for employers looking to tempt their people back to a physical workplace.

Cat b vs cat a plus fit out

What is Cat A Plus fit out?

Thursday, 11th February 2021 – Insights

While the pandemic has fundamentally changed the role of the office, it’s also accelerated the rise in more diverse fit out options for tenants. Discover the difference between Cat A and Cat A Plus fit outs ».

Open plan office design to support social capital

Social capital and the office of the future

Monday, 18th January 2021 – Insights

Social capital has never been so important. Defined as the combined value of your people, their networks and their interactions, social capital is the glue that brings people together. It’s the ability of your people to create positive interactions with one another, to relate in different scenarios and, most importantly, to foster a deep sense of trust throughout your organisation.

Breakout area design with natural light

Designing offices for humans; don’t forget workplaces are for people

Monday, 18th January 2021 – Insights

Your office isn’t just a home for your brand and business, but a home away from home for those who work there.

Office fit out for workplace wellbeing

What is 'social capital' in the workplace?

Wednesday, 13th January 2021 – Insights

Social capital can be tricky to define and even more difficult to measure. However, in the post-COVID workplace, creating a culture that’s rich in social capital will pay dividends for years to come. Discover easy ways to boost social capital in your workplace.

What are the top five people-focused workplaces in the UK?

Friday, 8th January 2021 – Insights

Discover our favourite workplaces that put a focus on their staff wellbeing »

Landlords, tenants and the office of the future

Monday, 9th November 2020 – Insights

We've engaged with landlords, asset managers and tenants to understand what they want from their commercial properties to maintain a competitive edge.

What the home can teach us about office design

Friday, 23rd October 2020 – Insights

We spend so much time in the office, so it's only natural we'd want to feel comfortable. There are proven benefits to providing those extra creature comforts in your workplace to help make your teams feel at home.