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Can stress be positive?

Can stress be positive? Well yes it can, absolutely! When utilised in the way stress is designed to be utilised, it is actually a necessary and vital response, designed to make us react to something quickly, effectively and efficiently.

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Menopause – a Fact of the Modern Workplace

Written by Kate Usher, Founder of Second Phase

Menopause is a fact of life for all women. Until recently Menopause was relegated to the shadows as a ‘women’s problem’. But, with the increase in numbers of women in the workplace and many of them in senior positions, Menopause is the coming issue that many organisations are still yet to fully recognise.

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Permission to Feel

Written by John Walters, Founder of Questae Collective

I’m going to honest with you here…its Tuesday 5th January 2021, it’s the second day back in this new year, and the first day of another lockdown!

I woke this morning feeling pretty crap! I felt low, sad, unmotivated, a little alone even, and I could feel a gnawing anxiousness in my stomach, I felt meh!

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Biophilia – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Planteria tell you what you need to know….

How high up on your agenda are the plants for your office?  Learning more about this design ‘buzzword’ and the Philosophy behind it is bound to change your perspective.

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Ergonomics in the age of the Virtual Meeting

Written by Nichola Adams, Founder of Inspired Ergonomics

With everything now taking place on-line, from in-house and external meetings, to conferences, in addition to our day to day emails, we are now spending an ever increasing number of hours on our computers. Whilst we would naturally have movement and work breaks incorporated into our working day, with the need to travel to the meeting, our whole day can, theoretically, now be spent at our computer.

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Responsive Environments & Designing for COVID-19

Written by David Jackson, Founder & Director – Seven Hills Workspace

Rules, regulations, and more rules. That is all we see now on social media and the news. This is what you can and cannot do. This is fine, but in the world of design, it is important that we do not let this black and white structure impact our creativity.