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What You Need To Know About Choosing An Office Colour Scheme [2017]

Choosing Your Office Colour Scheme
Updated from Best Colours For A Relaxed Office 2013 Choosing your colour scheme can either be one of two things . . . . it can be the most neglected part of setting up your office or it can be the most fun!   Let’s set the scene . . . . You’re a small to medium sized company. You’ve set your budget, calculated your costs and searched for months and months until, finally, you’ve found the perfect building to set up your business. You’ve got a blank canvas on which you can paint the masterpiece that will become central to your successful business operations. But you’re stuck . . . . . how do you even begin trying to decide how your office should...

3 Easy Ways to Create a Fun Office Culture

When most people think of a fun office culture, they automatically think of Google’s state-of-the-art headquarters that more closely resembles an adult playground than a workplace. Okay, we’re not going to lie. Google’s offices do look pretty cool and according to PayScale, 86% of Google employees say they are either extremely satisfied or fairly satisfied with their job. Why? Because they love the atmosphere they work in. Atmosphere is more than just music, lights and décor. Its about people. Just like office culture is more than just how an office looks, it’s about how it feels. At its roots, office culture is about employees sharing the core values of the company and believing in not only what they are achieving, but also what the company...

Our Top Tips to Master Your Work Life Balance

Master Your Work Life Balance
Are you struggling to stay sane? Now we realise that’s a bit of a loaded question . . . . But I think we can all agree that it can definitely be challenging to maintain a good work-life balance. We’re human beings, we get stressed, we get over worked, we get frustrated and we get burnt out. Between our careers, partners, kids, friends, social commitments, home life responsibilities and somehow fitting in exercise and our hobbies, can we ever truly be satisfied that every aspect of our lives is getting enough attention? According to research by The Australian Institute, two thirds of Australians feel that their current work hours are negatively affecting their health, wellbeing and relationships. It was reported that 38% of Australian employees...

How To Stay Active During Your Workday

How To Stay Active During Your Workday It can certainly be difficult to stay active during your workday when you work 9-5 Monday to Friday and have little opportunity to get moving. The day goes too quickly, or some days, too slowly, and the last thing on your mind is hitting the gym. Staying active during your workday doesn’t have to be painful, time consuming or even strenuous. The secret to staying active is all in how you manage your time. By the end of this post you will not only be more knowledgeable about Australia’s current health standards, but you will also leave with a few easy ideas to get some physical activity in your day. First, let’s have a look at the facts:...

Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up A Productive Workstation

It's an art form, really, setting up your ultimate productive workstation. When you have a dedicated space, you feel ready to take on the world. Whether you work from home or have a designated workstation at the office, it's important to make sure you not only have everything you need to do the best job you can, but also that you are properly supported throughout the workday. So let us talk you through how to set up your ultimate productive workstation. Consider Your Desk Layout The arrangement and placement of office furniture is vital to support the kind of work you do. It’s all about you. Your own personal preference and working style. Want a more compact and streamlined work space for a single monitor?...

How to Improve Workplace Collaboration

How To Improve Workplace Collaboration Effective collaboration is one of the most important part of business success. In fact, according to a handy infographic by Clinked, 96% of executives cite a lack of collaboration or ineffective communication as the reason for workplace failures. Today’s workforce is mobile, connected and places emphasis on collaborative work to get the job done. So how can you improve workplace collaboration? Build an Effective Team There’s always that one group of people in the office who are known as the ‘dream team’. They are highly organised. They hit their mark every time and seem to have fun doing it. So, how do they do it? It’s simple really . . . They have gotten to know each other as individuals...

4 Great Tips For A Green Office

If you want to know how to turn your office into green office then you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start and there are often assumptions that you have to make some big changes to see big results. We’re here to tell you that’s not true. You can start making smaller changes to your office right now. After all, it’s the little things that add up. We hope you find these green tips helpful. We certainly did! In fact, we’re gearing up for the 2017 Keep Australia Beautiful Week from the 21-27th of August. How about you? To find out more about how you can get involved in Keep Australia Beautiful Week, visit their website. You...

5 Ways to Make Your Office Look Better Than Your Competitors

Look Better Than Your Competitors
5 Ways to Make Your Office Look Better Than Your Competitors We’re going to let you in on a little secret today. Looks do matter. Standing out from your competitors is crucial to your business’s success. Loyalty is earned, not bought and the best way to keep your clients coming back is to leave them with a good impression. So, how do you give them a good impression? Create a Welcoming Reception Area The very first thing a client will notice is your reception desk. It should be the focal point of the room, so select modern and stylish fixtures to complement your reception desk. Add homely touches like a wall mounted TV and bright artwork. Add some life and oxygen into the room with...

8 Unhealthy Office Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

Unhealthy Office Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity Do you sit all day? Drink too much coffee? Have a messy desk? We're sorry to tell you this, but you probably don't have a healthy lifestyle. When you think about it, the time we spend in the office often exceeds the amount of time we spend at home. When you occupy an environment for an extended period of time it’s easy to slip into unhealthy occupational habits. Especially if they’re habits your co-workers have as well. Unhealthy habits are like a virus and before you know it you have a whole office infected. Unhealthy office habits aren’t just bad for employees, they’re bad for productivity and business operations as well. There are a few simple changes the everyday...

Case Study: Telstra Business Centre

Telstra’s new Business Centre for the Sunshine Coast is up and running after only 1 Month of planning, design and installation. BFX worked with Brad Reid Design Group to produce a series of truly stunning and functional spaces. The open plan work spaces were designed by pairing sophisticated office screening with a layout that fosters a productive and bright work environment. With these new workstations, break rooms and meeting spaces, the Telstra team can work individually, collaboratively and even rest in style. Floor Plan Project Details Project Name Telstra Business Centre for Maroochydore Project Partners Brad Reid Design Group Project Scope 57 workstations with screening, breakout areas, meeting and quiet rooms at the new Head Office in office spaces. With more than 48 Urban screen workstations,...

Tips for Healthy Office Chair Setup

Nichole Hamilton - Physiotherapist Seat Height The first and most important tip is how to set your chair height. Your chair height really needs to be set according to your own trunk height with the desk. So if you have your elbows at ninety degrees that's where your keyboard and desk should be aligned. If your seat is too low your hands will be too high which will course tension build up through the neck and shoulders. If your seat is too high you will end up in a slump posture which again can create issues. So adjust your seat height so that when you are at the desk your elbows are comfortably at ninety degrees. Armrests The next tip I would like to share...

Castel Stacking Chair Approved to AFRDI Blue Tick Standard

The Castel Sled Base Stacking Chair has been approved to AFRDI Blue Tick standard. BFX continues its commitment to supplying quality furniture that has been independently tested by AFRDI (Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute). The Chair was tested at Test Level 4. Test areas include: • Strength • Durability • Stability The chair is available exclusively through BFX, both online or in store. It comes backed by a 5 year warranty and is available now in a variety of modern colours. View Certificate #mpcth_cta_A8nGf.wpb_call_to_action .wpb_button_a .mpcth-cta-arrow {border-color:#0033ff} #mpcth_cta_A8nGf .wpb_button_a {background-color:#0033ff}View the Castel Sled Base Stacking ChairClick Here Share
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