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Key Benefits of Biophilic Design

Posted on 29th January 2018 by CPS Interiors

Biophilic design integrates nature and natural elements into the architecture and interiors of our built environment. We need nature in a fundamental way, but over the past 250 years we have designed our cities and interior spaces to not only damage the environment, but alienate us from nature. In an increasingly urbanised world, with cities that are looking more and more ominously like scenes out of Blade Runner, biophilic design has never been more important. The term ‘biophilia’ means ‘love of life or living systems’, and even if we don’t necessarily think we as individuals appreciate nature, our environment actually has…

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Improving Mental Health in the Workplace with Creative Office Design

Posted on 21st December 2017 by CPS Interiors

Mental health is something that we’re still getting to grips with as a society, so it’s unsurprising that office design which accommodates for mental health problems may take a little longer to follow suit. That said, with the war for talent on the rise, millennials choosing happiness over money, and creativity and energy being at a premium in the work arena, companies are starting to take these things into account when considering their office layout. Recently, there has been a great deal of academic development relating to wellbeing in the workplace, much of which has informed and inspired some of the…

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Creative Ways to Maximise the Potential of Your Meeting Spaces

Posted on 30th November 2017 by CPS Interiors

  Meeting spaces, particularly in companies where creativity is the greatest currency, are where new products and services are conceived, course-altering decisions are made and a company’s culture is fashioned. That said, many companies still put little stock in there meeting spaces, opting for bland fit outs and colour schemes that lack the ability to truly inspire the employees which use them. At CPS Interiors, we understand that the best meeting spaces foster collaboration and creativity which is why, this month, we’ll be providing some useful redesign tips to maximise your meeting spaces.   Keep pace with technology These days, technology…

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Have you Considered Standing Desks for your Office?

Posted on 31st October 2017 by CPS Interiors

In this day and age, we all know that a sedentary lifestyle should be avoided at all costs. We are constantly encouraged to exercise for extended periods of time a day, be that before, after, or even on the way to work, but how is this possible when many professionals spend eight hours a day in an office sat at a desk? Well, there might just be an answer: the standing desk. Companies around the world from Google to Microsoft have been investing heavily in these revolutionary work stations, but do they really improve health and productivity? In this article, we…

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5 Ways in Which Co-working Spaces Can Improve Productivity

Posted on 30th September 2017 by CPS Interiors

With many businesses still switching to open-plan offices from the traditional cubicles, and also providing the opportunity to work from home, the question as to whether co-working spaces actually increase productivity is still very much alive. Although the answer may differ from office to office, we believe that, on the whole, co-working spaces do in fact improve productivity. Here are five ways in which co-working spaces in your office could do just that. Collaboration Arguably the most important of all of these benefits – collaboration. Naturally, if the partitions between people and departments come down, conversations and collaboration will be a…

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Do You Know the ROI of Your Office Space?

Posted on 29th August 2017 by CPS Interiors

When considering the layout of your office space, it’s easy to get lost in the details. Having the right ornamentation is important, but always remember to keep this in mind: your office isn’t just a place to house your employees, it’s an investment. In fact, if done correctly, it could be one of the most important investments that your company makes. The layout and aesthetic of your office affects everything from culture to productivity, both of which greatly influence revenue. So, with that in mind, this article will explore the ways in which you can get the best ROI from your…

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How to Create an Amazing Office Reception where Customers Feel Comfortable

Posted on 17th July 2017 by CPS Interiors

First impressions are vital, so when someone walks into the reception area of your office – customer, client or otherwise – you want them to feel at ease. Not only is a reception the face of an office and organisation, it’s also an extension of that organisation’s personality. So, to help you create an area that is sleek, modern and inviting, we have put together some ideas that will make your reception stand out from the crowd. Core identity is one of the most important features of any reception. Making sure the client or visitor knows your values and how you…

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How to Attract Millennials to your Business

Posted on 27th June 2017 by CPS Interiors

Millennials are fast becoming the largest age group within the workforce. With this generational change comes different expectations of what a workplace should be and how it should be run. To ensure that your business and office culture are attractive to the millennial generation, it is important you understand them and make an effort to attract this swathe of new working talent. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the benefits millennial employees bring and consider what and how changes to a traditional office can be made to attract this generation. Advantages The skills and experiences millennials can bring…

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Noisy office? Millennials want a quiet office believe it or not

Posted on 26th May 2017 by CPS Interiors

When asked to think of a modern office environment which would be appealing to millennials, a lot of people will think of a large open-plan office filled with technology and sleek, minimal or quirky furnishings. However, this preconception of open, collaborative working without walls isn’t necessarily what young people want in reality. This style of workplace lends itself to a noisy office environment which can actually be distracting and harmful to productivity, regardless of your age. Everyone wants to do their best in work, and it turns out a quiet office may be more beneficial to employees’ happiness and output than…

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Can office design reduce staff sick days?

Posted on 28th April 2017 by CPS Interiors

Occupational health is a big consideration for any business, not least due to its effect on operating costs and profits. Workplaces can greatly influence factors such as productivity and staff satisfaction, and there has been increasing interest in the effect of office design on staff wellbeing. Indeed, there is some evidence which finds the office environment can impact upon employee absenteeism and staff sick days. With this in mind, we have put together some pointers which can encourage a healthier, more enjoyable office environment. Ergonomics With more and more of us spending the vast majority of the day at a desk,…

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