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5 office areas your employees need

5 office areas your employees need

Over the past couple of years, changes to working patterns have made many businesses reassess the role of the office. If like many of our clients, you are looking to bring your people back together by providing them with an inspirational workspace worth commuting, you have come to the right place. Jess Willdigg, a Senior Designer at Dthree, talks us through the top 5 office areas your employees need from their working environments. Collaboration Zones We all know we can work by ourselves; we did it for 18 months! But we can’t fully collaborate independently; Zoom only works to a…

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Colour psychology: A powerful interior design tool

Colour psychology: A powerful interior design tool

Ever wondered why your feelings and emotions are effected by different environments? It may be that you instantly feel relaxed and at ease in a room that has been designed using natural woods and warm finishes. Or you feel surprisingly energised and optimistic when surrounded by bright, bolder aesthetics. This is most likely linked to colour psychology and how the design of a space has been intended to create a particular emotion or reaction from you – albeit subconsciously. Colour psychology is used widely in branding and marketing but it’s also a powerful interior design tool that arguably has more…

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The Office: A Tool For Talent

The Office: 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. Workplace design and its role in influencing employee engagement, workplace culture and wellbeing has become an increasingly vital differentiator for attracting top talent. Working closely with many businesses both during and post pandemic, Tom shares the top workplace design approaches businesses are now taking to attract and retain talent. Quality of work life : Waking…

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Sustainable furniture – Everything you need to know

Sustainable furniture – Everything you need to know

At Dthree, we are committed to ensuring that sustainability is a top priority through all aspects of the office design and build process. We have helped many clients realise their sustainability aspirations, which in turn have been awarded BREEAM Outstanding, SKA Gold, and LEED Gold assessment ratings and certifications. During the design stages, our team can provide a step-by-step plan to help your organisation create a more environmentally friendly workplace by sourcing the most sustainable materials, fabrics, flooring and of course furniture specifications. Furniture is not always a consideration that comes to mind when thinking about the different elements that…

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5 ways to Prioritise Good Mental Health in the Workplace

5 ways to Prioritise Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Looking back at the last 18 months, employers can safely assume that the majority of their workforce has either struggled with their mental health, is struggling now, or will struggle at some point in the future. Although they may not always be able to solve each individual problem, there are many ways they can provide support, and the workplace plays a fundamental role in achieving this. Between the end of the festive period, continued uncertainty, lack of immunity, the gloomy weather and increased financial concerns, the start of a new year can be challenging for many. Today, the third Monday…

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How to reduce stress in your workplace…

How to reduce stress in your workplace…

Businesses are becoming increasingly aware that work-related stress and exhaustion is a ticking timebomb. Helping employees recover from the trauma of the pandemic is not just the right thing to do as business owners, but it is essential to running a successful business. A survey of 40,000 staff across 114 organisations by mental health charity, Mind,  found the well being of 41% of employees had got worse during the pandemic, while about half of respondents said their work life had interfered with their home life. Dane Krambergar, head of client services for workplace well being at Mind said “There are…

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Creating a sustainable workplace

Creating a sustainable workplace

In light of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starting this week, we felt it important to share how we work with our clients to design a sustainable workplace. COP President, Alok Sharma, has reported that “as countries begin to recover from the pandemic, we must take the opportunity to tackle climate change at the same time – to build back better, and greener. The journey is already underway. Despite the pandemic, the direction of travel is changing. Around 70% of the world economy is now covered by net zero targets, up from less than 30% when the UK took…

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The ‘peopleplace’: People first, business aligned.

The ‘peopleplace’: People first, business aligned.

Introducing Office23, the workplace ‘peopleplace’ of the future. Office23 is your future of work, whether that means fully back to the office or a hybrid solution, we’ll go on the journey with you – redefining what the office means to your business and your employees. From reinvesting in your corporate culture to refitting space to building a solid digital toolbox, we’ll help you visualise your Office23 strategy. The alignment of your business and your people’s needs is vital to your success. The positive impacts on individuals resulting from working and collaborating where they are most productive, lead to enhanced personal…

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Do’s and Dont’s for transforming your workplace

Do’s and Dont’s for transforming your workplace

Director of Workplace Consultancy at DeVono, Amanda Irwin, shares her top Do’s and Don’t for returning to the office. With the pandemic induced working from home experiment drawing to a slow, bumpy close, and many businesses planning their back-to-the-office strategy. The change can feel incredibly daunting to some, whilst for others its exciting and positively disruptive. Guiding clients on the shift from traditional work styles to a more progressive approach is what workplace consultants have been doing for years. Previously we referred to hybrid working solutions under a few other monikers…Agile, Activity-Based, Flexible. The reality is that hybrid working has…

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5 interior design details that will immediately enhance your space

5 interior design details that will immediately enhance your space

As interior designers we often get asked by clients, friends and family, for any quick-fix design tips to help them get the most out of their spaces. Interior design is forever evolving, with new must-have trends or no-go’s constantly emerging, which makes it extremely challenging for anyone looking to redesign their space – both commercial and residential. Essentially, what people want to know is ‘how their space can be improved with quick and easy to follow steps.’ It is important to remember that design is subjective and really boils down to what it is you want to achieve from your space….

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