Office Design

Depending on who you talk to, office technology is either the gold-paved pathway to efficiency and happiness — or a source of unfathomable frustration. Of course, it is neither one nor the other, or rather, it can be both at the same time. Instant messaging apps, popularised by Slack, can help pool ideas...

We are turning into an increasingly wasteful society. In the US alone, the EPA has estimated that only around 30% of waste gets recycled; the rest gets tossed into landfills across the country. That’s around 164 million tonnes of pure waste every single year. In the UK, meanwhile, waste from households and industry...

Office fires can be caused by anything from faulty machinery to complacent workers. Regardless of who or what is to blame, when fires occur, workplaces need to quickly spring into action to ensure worker safety and potentially minimise any damage caused. Still, that fateful question remains; what can be done to...

It’s a much-debated topic and a growing trend, but most companies still don’t seem to take a deliberate approach to flexible working. Instead, they just offer a vague middle ground of “flexible working” on a case by case basis. There are strong arguments for encouraging remote working and, conversely, arguments for...

A large proportion of businesses in the UK are started from people’s homes. For some, particularly online businesses, they never move from there. Working from home can be a great way to keep costs down when a business is new. However, not all homes are ideal locations for your business operations. For others, as...

Designing a flexible office space is a great way to make the most out of your premises. You can combat the rising costs of offices by making yours scalable and fit for purpose no matter what. Designing a flexible office space is a great way to make the most out of your premises. You can combat the rising costs of...

Startups.co.uk’s new study reveals the areas in London that you would absolutely love (and loathe) to cowork in. Based on a range of office-must-have data points including how easy it is to travel to work, how fast the internet is, how much coworking desks cost and how many other shared working spaces there are in...

We covered Technology and Smart Buildings sand its effect on the future of work in session 6 of the Coworking London Conference. In a study by Korn Ferry Global, 67% of CEO’s felt their technology will create greater value in the future than their workforce and 44% say that AI, Robotics and Automation will...

Commercial offices never seem to have a reputation for feeling inviting. Cubicles, white walls, and fluorescent lighting just don’t make things feel very warm. They’re built for function and most of the time companies are pretty happy to leave them that way. Unfortunately, having an office environment that doesn’t...

We covered Workplace Wellbeing and its effect on the workforce in session 5 of the Coworking London Conference. The opening keynote came from Bertie Van Wyk, Workplace Specialist for Herman Miller.  Workplace stress costs an estimated $200 billion in USA in loss of productivity and absenteeism which can be...