A recent survey conducted by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), found that UK workers spend 3,507 days at work over a lifetime.

That’s why at CMD we believe in creating the perfect workspace which can help achieve employee satisfaction.

As construction and fit-out contractors, working across a range of industries we have seen a number of new trends recently which we believe improve the office environment and increase productivity.

First impressions matter

It takes just seconds to create the right impression in person and the same goes for office spaces. It’s important that the office design is centered on creating a positive workplace atmosphere for both clients and staff alike which helps to attract and retain talent.

Corporate branding, an attractive reception area and clear navigation are just some of the elements that help to leave the desired first impression.

Let there be light

Lighting can help to define different areas in the office and optimize the space. Emphasis on including natural light in the office is becoming increasingly important in the design stages due to the benefits it holds for employees.

Natural lighting has proven necessary for maintaining both the physical and mental well-being of employees. Additionally, it can facilitate better concentration and improve short-term memory.

Break out space

An increasing number of organisations are integrating spaces for staff to collaborate, relax and to simply get away from their desk. This new trend has resulted in much happier working environments. These spaces can include soft seating areas, pool tables, open plan kitchens, activities areas and more – the more creative the better!

At CMD, we aim to incorporate all of these elements into our office fit-outs. We don’t just work with our clients in mind, but also the wider workforce. That’s why we collaborate with a team of designers, surveyors and project managers who approach each project with the right attitude – keeping the people at the core of your company happy!

If you wish to discuss any upcoming projects, contact us today.