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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

More Than Just Office Furniture...

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I'm sure you're aware of our credentials when it comes to supplying top of the range office furniture, but I bet you didn't know what else we can do for you? If you're moving into a new office, or need to completely re-vamp your current one, Verve Workspace can do a lot more than just supply and install your furniture. We offer a full fit out service, and supply everything from partitioning and carpets right through to cycle and smoking shelters.

You can create more private spaces or individual offices within your building by putting in partitioning - the perfect solution to noise or privacy problems, it's an excellent way of introducing walls into your office. Using partitioning is a relatively cheap and flexible way of breaking your office up into smaller and more manageable spaces.

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A lot of people often underestimate how much time and money can go into certain aspects of an office fit-out. Things such as the carpets, ceilings and blinds etc. are often delegated to various different companies, which leads to more points of contact and, more often than not, higher prices. But wouldn't it be so much easier if you could leave all of these to one company? We can provide you with almost anything you need for your office fit out - fully project managed and with just one point of contact. Whilst we don't claim to be experts on everything you'll ever put in your office, we are experts on office logistics. Our sales team have a wealth of experience in office fit-outs which, when coupled with our knowledge of office furniture and fittings, can help you to really get the most out of your office. And, to top it all off, if you let us handle everything for you we can offer you excellent discount opportunities.

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No Office Is Too Big!

We can guarantee that your entire project will run far smoother if you have only one point of contact supplying everything you need. It will reduce your workload, and make sure that everything runs in line with everything else. Whilst we are happy to project manage everything for you, we also understand that you will want to keep an eye on how things are going, so we are at your beck and call to make sure that everything runs exactly as you would expect. If you have any doubts then please feel free to give us a call, and we can discuss how we can help you create an office space you'll love!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Open Plan Offices

open plan officeAs business practices develop and progress, the requirements of the office and the use of space will develop and progress accordingly. The popularity of open plan office spaces have increased dramatically in recent years as companies look to new methods of improving productivity. The importance of maintaining a happy workforce has been described as the driving force behind the development of open plan offices, with the social element of the workplace becoming the focal point of the new layouts.

It's thought that open plan offices were initially developed to allow managers to keep a closer eye on their employees, but as practices changed over time and more workers gained increased autonomy this became less of a priority. Instead the focus was shifted onto creating open and sociable working groups. Clusters of desks became a popular site, with teams of up to six or eight people working together and embracing the social side of the workplace. The office is now a fine balancing act: encourage the sociability of a relaxed team atmosphere, whilst maintaining a productive and efficient workforce.
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One effective method for maintaining this balance is the use of desk mounted screens. By dividing clusters of workers and creating obviously individual workstations within a team environment, clear boundaries can be set. This encourages workers to be separate and to work individually, but in maintaining proximity to other workers they still have the social element of their team atmosphere. This also helps to encourage positive relationships around the office - as friendships can develop and make everyone's work life more enjoyable and thus boost productivity. Equally however, people can of course just as easily not get along. Working in close proximity with the same people can lead to disagreements or feuds, so it's also important to manage the nature of these relationships to prevent them from becoming counter productive. Again, the open plan office is a balancing act - which it's very important to get right!

Your needs for an open plan office will generally depend on the nature of your business: your need for privacy, how relaxed the environment is and how well you want to be able to watch over your employees (not that you'd ever admit to it!). Whatever structure and ethos you want to create around your office, we can help you to achieve it. All you have to do is let us know what you're trying to achieve and let us do the rest! We have a free space planning and CAD service that can help you create the office of your dreams - whether that means it's open plan or not!