Hybrid vs Hoteling: what's the difference?
We talk a lot about hybrid working here at Hotbox - hardly surprising for a company specialising in making products designed to power a hybrid workforce - and we know a fair bit about helping companies cross different cultural divides.
The Real-Estate Question - are you ready to go back to the office?
The pandemic shook up the way we work like few things ever have before. Even though the phrase 'the new normal' popped up swiftly, things are still anything but - especially when it comes to office space.
Sit? Stand? Both?
Wherever you find yourself setting up to work, you want a workspace that's not just functional, but that promotes good ergonomics, too, and utilising a stand-up desk is something many workers find beneficial. But, before you order one for your office, it's important that you understand what kinds of standing desks are out there ‚Äî and which ones might be best for your needs. Fixed stand-up desks, for example, remain in a standing position and may not be adjustable at all, so you need to make sure the height is right for you. Adjustable sit-to-stand desks make it easy for you to move from sitting to standing throughout the day, which experts agree is idea. A standing desk converter can be placed on your existing desk and may be fixed or adjustable, and a swing arm adapter is another way to work while standing at a desk or table you already have. And that's just the beginning! Learn more about the types of standing desks from¬†Quill¬†in this handy infographic.
Shrugging off the myth of the average worker
Analysing and forecasting work behaviours relies on a lot of generalisation and reliance on 'averages'. But the idea of an 'average worker' is a myth. Who is this mysterious person who always takes exactly¬†5.8 sick days a year?
Q & A with Barry Jenkins from BroomeJenkins
We are very excited to be launching our brand new product, Hotbox 4, at this year's Clerkenwell Design week (24-26th May) Hotbox 4 is the product of a fruitful relationship with BroomeJenkins that began in 2019 with the design of our backpack Shuttle.
Wellbeing in the workplace - Five top tips
Valuing people and helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle is essential for every business. Whether you have a handful or hundreds of staff, there are many ways to improve their wellbeing. We found a few ideas for providing a good working environment for both mental and physical health.
Helping you find co-working spaces with a sense of community
There are lots of co-working spaces out there, but the market is getting crowded. Well-known workspace providers like Regus and WeWork are facing competition from smaller providers and hotels and pub desks. In future, you may even be able to pick up a latte and work at a hub at Starbucks.
6 space saving desk designs for home workers
A survey by¬†AlphaWise, Morgan Stanley Research, says workers in the UK, Spain, Italy, France and Germany hope to work from home for two days a week post-pandemic. But if WFH will be permanent, how will it work for people living in small spaces?
Visual and sensory cues for wellness and restoration
In the third and last of my interviews with Oliver Heath of Oliver Heath Design, we discuss the use of colour. A subject close to every designer's heart!
How businesses can benefit from biophilic design - an interview with Oliver Heath
Why should businesses care about biophilic design? In my second interview with biophilic design adviser Oliver Heath of¬†Oliver Health Design,¬†we discuss the evidence that biophilic design works and the benefits for businesses when they introduce it into workspaces.
Celebrating Organisations That Empower Women
How do you find businesses or organisations that invest in, empower, and support women? To celebrate International Women's Day 2021 (IWD) and its theme #ChoosetoChallenge, we've done some digging for you. Here are five resourceful organisations and five supportive businesses that help women to prosper.
What Is Biophilia - And Why Is It Trending? - an interview with Oliver Heath
Biophilic design has become a talking point for anyone interested in the future of the workplace. But what is it and why all the interest? I asked biophilic design expert¬†Oliver Heath,¬†founder of sustainable architecture and interior design practice¬†Oliver Health Design,¬†to explain.
How a creative collaboration launches a new product
The world of work is changing as the world begins to adapt to life post-pandemic and whether we work in an office full-time or part-time, or from home full-time, or rent a corner of a shared office, we need to be more organised.