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5 WAYS COWORKING IS BETTER THAN A TRADITIONAL OFFICE

The positive benefits of a trend that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

Westbourne Studios - London - IIS Ltd

Westbourne Studios - London - IIS Ltd

You can make professional connections for new ideas and more productivity.

Much like Uber and Airbnb, coworking is part of the sharing economy, a phenomenon wholeheartedly embraced by a new generation of workers. Typically, the physical layout of a coworking space includes long tables and desks in an open area, plenty of common areas like kitchens and huddle rooms, and a small number of closed offices. The result is that attorneys, engineers, environmentalists, and playwrights share the same room. While it might not work in a traditional closed office, it thrives in this environment and creates new possibilities for how we live, work, and play.

It’s less sedentary.

A coworking space within a gym means taking a break from building spreadsheets and composing meeting agendas by swinging kettle bells rather than eating cookies. More pull-ups instead of more coffee. The core theme is that by exercising the body, the mind responds with more creativity and innovation. There are numerous studies that demonstrate that cultivating a more balanced and physically fit body through exercise, meditation, and mindfulness leads to more creativity and productivity. The activities taking place in the gyms we’ve designed like rock-climbing, yoga, slackline exercises, and parkour place an emphasis on body control, strength, concentration and problem solving. These physical activities, more than any other fitness routines, build and reinforce the mind synapses that result in healthier brain activity, better memory, and less stress. Yet even if there isn’t an active component to your space, you’re more likely to circulate throughout the common areas when your own space is smaller and there are constantly new people outside your office door to meet and collaborate with.

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It offers you more flexibility, in terms of both space and time.

For those who are able to work remotely, they don’t need a traditional office but they may need somewhere to work. I have one friend who was first drawn to Brooklyn Boulders because he is an avid climber, but the workspace function allows him to seamlessly mix his work, exercise, and play times throughout his normal day. While other BKB patrons may not have as flexible a schedule, the availability of the option to work at the gym can only help to create other avenues for how people do their work and live their lives.

It reduces overhead and includes free amenities.

While the typical coworking space looks different than traditional office space, it still has all of the components that an office needs: desk space, conference rooms, printing stations and paper closets and, perhaps, drinks, bagels, salad bars, and sweets. Not to mention the free Wi-Fi and coffee or weekly seminars with high-profile guest speakers or shared staff members such as receptionists.

It improves your social life.

Let’s face it: leaving a nine-to-five job is pretty appealing, until you realize it’s a major source for meeting new people. Thankfully, coworking is a phenomenon which has broken down the walls (in more ways than one) between life inside and outside of work. It fills in the gaps by making new friends with interesting people in new places. According to a 2015 (GCUC) – Emergent Research Coworking Survey by Office Nomads in Seattle, 87 percent of respondents reported they met other members for social reasons, 54 percent met other members for social reasons after work and on weekends, and 33 percent met other members for social reasons during work hours.

Westbourne Studios London - IIS Ltd

Westbourne Studios London - IIS Ltd

Interior Integration Solutions Ltd. The most innovative and successful interior fit-out company in Ireland and the UK. 

 

IIS Ltd Ireland 

Unit A3, Celbridge M4 Business Park, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.

ph: 00 353 1 6274222 

IIS UK Ventures Limited

601 International House, 223 Regent Street, London, W1B 2QD, UK. 

ph: 0044 20 7544 1031 

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The 30, 000 sq ft Stunning Workspace HQ at Canterbury Court, London.

IIS Ltd have recently completed the 30, 000 sq ft fit-out of the stunning new Workspace headquarters at Canterbury Court, London. Workspace which lets office, industrial and workshop space to small and medium-sized enterprises was established in 1987 with 18 multi-tenanted industrial estates. The Workspace Group listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993 and today the FTSE 250 REIT owns over 80 properties, predominantly business centres, all over London.

 

With the fast expansion experienced by Workspace a new modern and vibrant HQ was required. A new workplace that reflected its brand image as one of the UK's leading providers of offices and collaborative workspaces.

 

The new headquarters at are located in Canterbury Court (A Workspace property) which already has 90 small/medium businesses based on site. Canterbury Court is a striking development situated just 15 minutes via tube to the West End, Leicester Square, London Bridge and 20 minutes to The City.

We created a totally new working environment, with modern and bespoke meeting rooms, informal spaces, collaboration zones, breakout spaces and quiet rooms. A new reception area led from the funky meeting rooms into the open planned offices.

The building is uniquely modern, with numerous features that create a sense of engagement and link new features to the buildings industrial era heritage.

The arched sash windows and stone dressings on the facade and interior of the red-brick buildings were sandblasted.A limited palette of contrasting materials, oak flooring, tiling, joinery and steelwork/ironmongery were used to complement the existing materials. The result is a modern yet relaxed industrial vibe.

The project was completed by IIS Ltd in under four months. We refurbished the warehouse into a modern and versatile workspace that could be adapted to meet the client's future needs.

Interior Integration Solutions Ltd. The most innovative and successful interior fit-out company in Ireland and the UK. 

 

IIS Ltd Ireland

Unit A3, Celbridge M4 Business Park, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.

ph: 00 353 1 6274222 

IIS UK Ventures Limited

601 International House, 223 Regent Street, London, W1B 2QD, UK. 

ph: 0044 20 7544 1031 

www.fitout.ie

 

 

 

A complete fit-out - 3 weeks in a 3 minute time-lapse!

Have a look at our timelapse video of the dramatic transformation at the Lucozade Ribena Suntory offices, The Chase, Sandyford. 

IIS Ltd delivered a complete design and build turnkey solution to this 9000 sq. ft. space in an impressive 7 weeks. With 4 weeks for pre construction and design development, followed up by a 3 week construction programme and over 5000 man hours onsite.

A big thank you to the client and all at the IIS team.

Happy New Year! 2016 in Review...

With 2016 coming to a close all of us at IIS Ltd send our best wishes to you and yours! To our clients, employees and collaborators, we hope that 2017 holds success and good fortune in any endeavour you pursue.

A Very Happy New Year to You All!

Below is a short look back at some of the highlights of 2016.

Being distracted at work is not always a bad thing. If the object of your distraction is a work of art.

A work of art, it can actually boost productivity, lower stress and increase wellbeing according to a recent article citing new research...

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Art is increasingly being seen as a way of incorporating an organisation’s branding into their office design. It can help tell the story of who they are, what they do and what they value. Business owners are beginning to understand that displaying artwork in the workplace does more than make the office more aesthetically pleasing or impress visitors; it can actually increase employee efficiency, productivity, and creativity. The following are some of the merits of displaying artwork in the office.

Art inspires and unlocks creative potential. When people are faced with an impressive painting or photograph, they often feel inspired by the work. This is why motivational posters often include photographs of magnificent sunsets, towering trees and mountains, or feats of athleticism. The inspiration that one feels upon looking at art unlocks creative potential, helping to generate innovative ideas. Innovative ideas in turn lead to new business practices and promotional campaigns, which ultimately create economic growth. 

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Art helps connect with clients. Many companies rely on specific types of people or socioeconomic groups for the majority of their business. Lawyers, for example, have specialised fields that cater to specific demographics and corporate management. By hanging photographs in the office or waiting area, they can make a client feel comfortable and even connect with them on an emotional level. 

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Art affects the atmosphere of a room. Romantic artwork with pastoral scenes of nature tends to evoke feelings of peace or content in most viewers. A company that hangs photographs and paintings of peaceful, natural settings will help their employees to feel happy and content, and it will create a general sense of calm in the office. Similarly, a piece of artwork can add personality to a space in or around the office, making it a gathering place for employees during breaks.

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Art improves employee experiences. One survey of employees working in offices with artwork showed that 83 percent of the employees felt that artwork was important in the work environment. Of those employees, 73 percent also said that their perceptions of their workplace and their work experiences would change if the art were removed. By stimulating ideas, promoting feelings of calm, and giving employees something beautiful to look at where they spend the majority of their day, art can truly make a huge difference in employee satisfaction, productivity, and wellbeing.

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Art can be used to promote your brand. There are subtle ways to increase your brand’s importance, credibility, and authority in the eyes of customers. Images of your company throughout the years, for example, often evoke a slight feeling of nostalgia in viewers, as well as emphasize the longevity of your company.  

 Facebook employees play ping pong near a mural by Shaun Logan, Menlo Park, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014.

As business competition continues to heat up across nearly all markets, business owners and managers are looking for new ways to gain competitive advantages. While artwork is nothing new, its positive effects on employee productivity, satisfaction, and morale can’t be ignored. Coupled with the strategic branding opportunities it presents, artwork is poised to appear on line items of company budgets in 2016 and beyond – and for good reason.