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What your employees expect from their workplaces…

What your employees expect from their workplaces…

Employees working needs and desires are forever evolving, making it hard for employers to know what your employees expect from workplaces today. Especially when it comes to understanding how our working environments and business practices can impact performance and happiness levels. We are constantly bombarded with the latest tips and trends for keeping different generations engaged and productive within the workplace. But when it comes to attracting and retaining new talent, it is important for employers to understand what people really want and expect from work spaces today. We believe there is no one better placed to enlighten us on…

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Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Are you looking for the next best move for your business and considering shared offices? We know this is no decision to take lightly and can be a headache, at the very least, weighing up the different options. With our experience working alongside various businesses to help them find the best solution for their working needs, we can take a load off your shoulders by sharing our insights on the pros and cons of co working. What’s next for your business? Working from home can seem like a great idea at first, with plenty of flexibility and free time to…

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Workplace design: Function over fun?

Workplace design: Function over fun?

With business needs constantly changing and evolving year on year, office design has to keep up by ensuring the workplace remains a space for businesses and people to thrive in. Slides, swings, ball ponds, and anything else that resembles a kid’s soft play area were once commercial interior ‘must haves’. Revered and ridiculed in equal measure, the trend towards putting the fun factor into the office was represented mostly by technology and media start-ups, with the likes of global giant, Google, leading by example. Fresh new firms appealed to a younger workforce with their office design du-jour screaming “you no…

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Designing the optimal office space

Designing the optimal office space

Office design has gone through immense change over the past 100 years. The evolution has been led not just by the type of businesses that occupy office space but by the proliferation of technology and the impact that this has had on the workforce. How, who and when we use office space are key factors in creating a productive and successful office design. American architect, David Dewane, works from the principle that the primary goal of our workspace should be to intentionally design it to nurture, develop and protect intensive brain activity that delivers genuine results. He has done this…

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A Tool For Talent

A Tool For Talent

The role of workplace design for attracting and retaining talent. We sat down with our very own Tom Aird, Project Director at Dthree, to talk about how we help clients transform their workplaces into a tool for talent before the design process has even begun. With the UK experiencing record employment levels, businesses are facing stiff competition when attracting and retaining staff. As a consequence, the design of the workplace and its role in influencing workplace culture is emerging as a differentiator for top talent. As project director, Tom Aird is better placed than most to share the lowdown on…

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A workplace leading the future of Young Minds

A workplace leading the future of Young Minds

Senior Designer, Jess Willdigg talks to us about the process behind creating the new workplace for London’s leading charity fighting for childrens mental health and her inspiration throughout. What was the clients main objectives? “Young Minds is a UK based charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. The main objective for the space was to create a working environment which was welcoming to not only the employees but anyone else who may be using the space such as their brand activists. It was important to the client to create a collaborative,  modern and brand focused work space which…

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Technology and the Future Workplace

Technology and the Future Workplace

Tegan Thomas, Dthrees Client Relationship Manager talks to us about the future of the workplace and the vital role technology plays. Tell us about yourself… I am the newest member to the Dthree team, responsible for managing Dthree’s existing relationships as well as developing new relationships with property agents, consultants and potential clients. Outside of work I love travelling, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and tasting new food! Why Business Development? A lot of people I speak to in this sector happen to ‘fall’ into Business Development, however, this was something I’ve had my heart set on for a…

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The Office

The Office

Dthree’s Project Director, Tom Aird, discusses how the office landscape has changed over the last few decades and along with it the ways in which we work. A home from home “Today’s working environment demands flexibility, functionality and must become ‘a home from home’ environment, whilst providing a setting for independent and collaborative work, private meetings, events, as well as encourage down time and interactivity … No easy task for us designers! However, the office hasn’t always been this way. In my lifetime alone, the office landscape has changed immeasurably and along with it the ways in which we work….

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How design strategies can influence wellbeing in the workplace

How design strategies can influence wellbeing in the workplace

Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to Mental Health at Work has never been more important.  Being workplace creators who are people focused, we understand the importance a space holds in supporting a positive mental health for those occupying it. Various studies have proven that the environment surrounding us can have a positive or negative impact on not only our performance but also our mindset. So in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to use this opportunity to share our knowledge and tips for creating a workplace that not only influences…

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How to maintain a healthy work-life balance

How to maintain a healthy work-life balance

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. A quote we are sure you are all familiar with and is something that we often have to remind ourselves of at Dthree too. For professionals, working can easily become the most important focus in your life. Especially when you enjoy what you do and want to be the best at it! But that’s not to say you can only achieve this by neglecting your personal life. It is all about creating a healthy work – life balance. Sounds easy right? However, many of us still…

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