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How To Introduce A Clean Desk Policy For Agile Working

Keeping a clean desk while working from home The introduction of home-working (a form of agile working) caught many organisations on the hop, forcing them to implement an agile-working policy at breakneck speed. There wasn’t time for innovation. But as the road map to cautiously ease Lockdown 3.0 is followed, organisations have time to be …

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Are You As Agile As You Think? Part 1

Agile working won’t just happen unless it is implemented as part of a carefully considered strategy. The potential application for that methodology is broad which invariably means that a business can manifest its own interpretation of what it means to ‘go agile’.

How Interior Design Can Reflect Business Culture

What does the future hold for office life and is it time to stand up and ditch the office chair? Where once the idea of ‘the office’ was a fairly fixed notion – fluorescent lighting, bland, utilitarian furnishings and a cubicle-like desk set-up – the landscape today is varied and ever-changing.

Why There are Competing Priorities in ‘Agile’ Cultures

Scrum is a project management method from the Agile school of thought. As you are in the interiors industry you have probably heard the word agile used already, but this agile is a different agile and the two agiles can create conflicting priorities.

Q&A with Hotbox

For companies such as Hotbox, Clerkenwell Design Week is a place to meet fresh faces and to be inspired by new design concepts. Hotbox founder, Jamie Rothwell, sits down to discuss the CDW experience and its impact on Hotbox’s bright future.

Q&A with Forster Inc.

Forster Inc. is a London-based interior design consultancy with an edge, priding itself on placing people at the core of its residential and commercial design. We sit down with its founder, Rachel Forster, to discuss the ideal workspace, forthcoming workplace trends plus its collaboration with Hotbox.

Beachtowelling, The Curse of an Agile Workspace

I was very lucky to have had a week off recently somewhere sunny and warm and when I’m away there is nothing, I like more than lying on a sunbed or sat in a beach side bar watching the world go by. I am always fascinated by human behaviour and how people’s behaviour does not change whether in work or at play, at home or abroad.

Why Brand Experience Strengthens Customer Loyalty

Some businesses tend to focus on their external customers, without considering the fact that employees are customers too. Successful businesses understand that their employees are the brand’s most valuable resource and will equally treat them as valued customers by investing in their wellbeing.

5 Top Tips for Bringing ‘Home’ Into Office Design

At Forster Inc., we firmly believe that great design should be accessible to everyone, regardless of budget or circumstance. Using the big trendsetters as inspiration, we can translate this look into a design that works for single company offices and smaller businesses.