Too Cool for school?
The “cool” office spaces we all envy a little (The Huggy Bear factor) – the ones with gaming areas, nap nooks / quiet rooms, fully-stocked kitchens with bottle fridges for beer are still the exception and not the norm. You cannot just throw up a basketball hoop and tell your employees go play without first establishing some ground rules and have an idea that the facilities will increase productivity as well as wellbeing.
RAPPORT, THE HIVE OFFICE FITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS MANCHESTER
The cool office above was fitted out for Rapport Creative agency by Select Interiors Manchester Office Fit Out Company has all the ingredients that are described above. Bespoke high table, bottle fridge, banquette seating for informal meetings / early starts
Introducing fun elements can be great for team building and promoting a healthy office culture. The perks should be earned and utilised after employees have earned the privilege, management should set the example and lead from the top
A ‘quiet rooms’ created for the same project, space to hold intimate meetings or for a break in the busy day to re-charge. Designed by Adrian and Chris from Spacemen, full fit out by Select Interiors Ltd
Indeed, management sets the tone. This can be a culture shock for executives as the glass walls of their office have metaphorically and physically been removed. However anecdotal evidence suggests that executives get more from their employees if they are in amongst their teams. It’s important to engage but not too close as to be intimidating
SELECT INTERIORS OFFICE FIT OUT COMPANY FIT OUT FOR MEDIACOM IN SPINNINGFIELDS FEATURES TABLE FOOTBALL AREA & RADIAL MEETING ROOMS WITH TOUGHENED GLASS DOORS
Xbox and foosball tables are great for some offices, but not for others. The key is to be intentional – the right mix of amenities can improve productivity, attraction, retention and, of course, the bottom line. Just keep in mind these are still business decisions with consequences
If you’re going to ask your people to sit on 5ft-long benches like the interior scheme above for Rullion Group Ltd executives need to have embraced the ‘open door’ culture of no barriers and to be fully in the mix. Most executives would probably prefer to maintain full floor-to-ceiling glass offices, but this is increasingly seen as outdated.
Select Interiors Manchester office designers have incorporated informal ‘camp fire’ meeting spaces with AV screens on totems for internal meetings and of course coffee breaks. The areas feature shag pile carpet, feature dropped pendant lighting, high backed sofas with low backed chairs
The design above for Rullion Group Ltd feature high table social spaces and a little more space between desks which conflicted with client brief for capacity.
Select Interiors design team incorporated some space on the ground floor which was underutilised as Boardroom
The new Black is an open-door policy and a willingness to engage with staff “on the floor”. The open-door policy extends to allowing their private offices to be used for other purposes – as mini-conference rooms see example below where Select Interiors Manchester Office Designers and Fit Out Company have designed and rationalised 12,000.00 sqft of office space for Rullion Group over three floors of Mansion House in Altrincham. Rather than packing staff in like people factories, /blog/posts/2016/october/the-days-of-highly-structured-formal-densely-packed-people-factories-with-strong-hierarchies-and-corporate-monoculture-are-thankfully-coming-to-an-end/
The scheme above incorporates a system called Activity Based Working (ABW), which does away with personal cubicles and corner offices. Instead, employees can choose to work in a variety of spaces, from private meeting booths, casual seating area to a coffee bar / high table social space
The ideal ‘cool’ office is an environment where great ideas blossom and a sense of community thrives with wellbeing an objective and factor forming an integral part of the design brief.
If you want ‘The Huggy Bear Factor’ as well as an ergonomic, efficient and productive office environment you better call in the Select Interiors Ltd design team Umair & Carl… 0161 445 4040
BIZ SPACE ARNOLD OFFICE DESIGN AND FITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD MANCHESTER
Select Interiors have won and started a roll out of refurbishment projects for expanding office and property group Biz Spaces. Select Interiors fit out Manchester are currently refurbishing all the communal spaces, bathrooms and kitchens at Biz Spaces Arnold in Nottingham. Working in conjunction with Kate Yates director of Territory Interiors in Altrincham as part of a national roll out of refurbishments, Select Interiors are to be awarded another project in Altrincham. Services provided by Select Interiors Ltd include drawings. Planning, submission of full drawings for Landlord and Building Control approval, electrical, data, lighting, kitchens, sanitary ware, ceramic tiling, decoration, blinds and flooring
OFFICE DESIGN FOR KNIGHT FRANK BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD MANCHESTER
Select Interiors Manchester are proud to have been invited to design a scheme for property company Knight Frank for office design and fit out for a project on New Bailley Street & three further projects in Chester
SELECT INTERIORS MANCHESTER OFFICE DESIGN AND FIT OUT COMPANY ARE CURRENTLY DESIGN A NEW OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT COMPANY BRUNEL
Brunel are a global service provider with over 11,000 employees in 104 offices across 37 countries.
NEW MANCHESTER OFFICE FOR THE EXPANDING RECRUITMENT COMPANY CALIBRE SEARCH, OFFICE DESIGN AND FITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD
The combination Boardroom Table and Ping Pong was supplied and installed by Select Interiors Ltd as part of a full design and fit out for Calibre Search’s new office in the Northern Quarter Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd
A new Manchester office for expanding Recruitment Company Calibre Search Ltd. Select Interiors are designing and fitting out their new office, scope of works including; partitions, glazed seamless partitions, electrical, data, suspended ceilings, desks, pedestals, screens, flooring, decoration and graphics
SELECT INTERIORS ARE DESIGNING AN EXCITING NEW INTERACTIVE PLAY AND PRESENTATION SPACE FOR THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY IN MANCHESTER
Select Interiors are designing an exciting new interactive play and presentation space for The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The 3D model is currently on the drawing board with interior design graduate Umair Rana and Select Interiors Ltd Managing Director working in collaboration to bring this exciting project to fruition
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