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2019 at a glance

It has been a busy year for us at MovePlan, as we’ve worked with clients across the world to support them with changes in their businesses, from implementing new ways of working to managing office relocations and reducing filing storage. As 2019 comes to an end, we think it’s important to look back and […]

Posted on Thursday, 19th December 2019

The impact of colour on an office

Colour is thought to have a huge impact on how we feel and the way we behave. Most of us spend time carefully selecting the right colours to use in our homes. But how much consideration is given to the colours used in an office?

Colour psychology is the study of how colour can affect […]

Posted on Thursday, 5th December 2019

Top tips for reducing plastic in the workplace

Being an environmentally friendly business sends out a message to customers and staff that you care. It shows you have morals and ethics, and are willing to make changes to help a cause external to your business’ needs. One of the biggest ways you can make your business more environmentally friendly is to reduce […]

Posted on Friday, 22nd November 2019

How to encourage and enable self-care in the workplace

We spend so much of our life at work, putting in increasingly longer hours in the office to get the job done. So, it’s vital that employers encourage and enable staff to look after their mental well-being in the workplace. Not only will employees feel valued, cared for and stress free, their productivity will […]

Posted on Monday, 11th November 2019

Do clean desk policies boost productivity?

They say messy people have creative minds. However, being messy in an office environment might be considered socially unacceptable.

It’s all very well putting up with messy family members at home, but it’s completely different having to tolerate colleagues’ who refuse to keep their personal space in order.

Your work environment can have a big impact […]

Posted on Thursday, 24th October 2019

Should the offices of the future have a gym/yoga studio?

You might not associate your office as somewhere to get fit. However, more businesses are considering the mental wellbeing of their employees by offering them a space to exercise. Statistics from Hubble, a digital office agent, show that on average there has been an eight percent increase each month in companies searching for an office […]

Posted on Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Does change have to be stressful?

Depending on how it’s handled, change can either be stressful and daunting, or exciting and empowering. Businesses need to change in order to thrive and meet developing needs. However, managing that change to ensure it doesn’t result in stress and uncertainty for staff is a challenge.

Even when change is positive, it still requires people […]

Posted on Tuesday, 27th August 2019

How to create a flexible office space

With more businesses moving away from the traditional 9-5 working day, so too has the need for a conventional office space.

Many businesses are looking at ways to enable staff to work in a more flexible way, offering flexible working hours, opportunities to work from home, part time positions and shared job roles.

With this new […]

Posted on Sunday, 25th August 2019

How to create an office community

We spend a large chunk of our time at work, possibly chatting to our colleagues more than our loved ones.

Most people during their careers will experience the good and the bad when it comes to office environments, from deadly silence to raucous banter, or tense and serious to relaxed and happy.

Businesses which care about […]

Posted on Tuesday, 20th August 2019

How to manage an office move

Moving can be stressful, costly and time consuming for businesses. However, with some forward planning and plenty of organisation, there are ways to make it run more smoothly. If managed well, a seamless move will be quickly forgotten, but the ramifications of a poorly-managed move quickly impact upon income, operations, relationships and reputation.

A move […]

Posted on Thursday, 15th August 2019

Environmentally friendly offices

Protecting our planet by considering the environment is right at the top of many people’s agendas at the moment, and businesses can play their part too.

Long gone are the days when being an environmental activist meant hugging trees at proposed development sites.

Now, everyone is coming around to realise that we all need to work […]

Posted on Monday, 5th August 2019