Short form video content with key advice for New Zealand businesses occupying office, industrial or retail space
5 Reasons Why You Need A Great Staff Room As Much As Your Staff Does (Hint: They All Start With $)
Warehouses and factories tend to be large, cavernous spaces within the aisles of which people can feel a bit lost. But why would you bother building this cosy workplace oasis? To keep your people happy. Because when your people are happy, trust us, you and your stakeholders will be too.
5 Reasons to Put Some Love into Your Staff Break Room
When it comes to retail, nothing says “I care” like providing a proper place to retreat to from the hectic sales floor.
Six reasons why you should rethink your office walls
The 1950s saw the rise of the open-plan office… closely followed by a little ‘privacy protector’ called the cubicle. Today 70% of offices are open-plan. Meanwhile, a slew of studies is suggesting that keeping (or resurrecting) a few walls is a probably a good idea...
3 Tips For Making The Most Of Your Roof
“The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire”. Okay, not quite, but those solar panels are keeping things pretty warm up there.
5 Tips For Creating A Shop With Face Value
You may have heard the small business owner’s mantra: “attract, engage and entice (omm)”. Hey, you may even be mantra-ing it right now. But have you applied it beyond your store’s welcome mat?
5 Ways And Reasons To Add An Outdoor Space To Your Office
Anyone who’s been house-hunting has heard the phrase “indoor/outdoor flow” internally, on repeat, every night at 4am. But if you’re looking for a new office? It may never come up. Well, maybe you should bring it up. Because the most in-demand staff have “indoor/outdoor flow” on their office wish-list even if you don’t.
3 Things You Should Consider When Choosing Your Next Shop Location
It’s clear to anyone who’s ploughed down Auckland’s Queen Street recently that the retail world is hovering in its own stratosphere right now. Statistics New Zealand reports a (count them) $1,000,000,000 jump in retail sales in the last year – part of the largest hike in a decade. So yeah, retailers are doing pretty well. But how could you do better? You can start by seriously pondering those words “conveniently located”. Then see our other top things to consider before you move your store across town – or across country, as the case may be…
5 Tips On Positioning Your Office So It’s Where Your Workers Want To Be
With the standard 40-hour work week, people spend more of their waking hours in the office than they do in their own homes. Understand then, that someone with their pick of job prospects will give the same consideration to the location of their workplace as they do to the location of the house they’ll go back to each night…
5 Tips For Picking The Best Spot For Your Warehouse
Location – it’s so important that people usually mention it three times in a row. But, as a manufacturer, it’s of no concern of yours, right? You can make things down any Mt Wellington backstreet, unencumbered by such concerns as “foot traffic” and “signage”. Indeed. But there are other concerns to be, well, concerned about. And, guess what? They involve location. And location and location…
5 tips on getting the most out of Auckland’s laneway revival
If we say “laneways” you say “Melbourne”, right? Not for long. Auckland Council’s plan for innercity laneway utilisation has Melbourne’s urban planners paying attention. Could the World’s Most Liveable City have a bit of backstreet competition? Indeed. And here are the reasons why...
5 reasons why it’s good to be in local manufacturing right now
Slap a “Made in New Zealand” sticker over that “Made in China” one – local manufacturing is back in business, with expansion recorded almost every month since October, 2012. Read about our top reasons why local manufacturers are once again riding the purchase order wave – and why, if you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the right time to join them…
5 things we can learn from Christchurch about office space
Post-earthquake Christchurch had to get pretty flexi with its nine-to-five arrangements. But with flexibility comes ingenuity; fresh thinking which businesses in other cities can also use to their advantage...
6 ways to design the right office for your company
If you have a new employee starting soon and the only available space is in the gap beside the fridge, it may be time to seek out new premises.
5 Tips for Creating a Staff-Friendly Small-to-Medium Warehouse
Many factory workers find out what they don’t like in a workplace the hard (labour) way, on the warehouse floor. This has lead to an industry with a notoriously high turnover – but it doesn’t have to be this way.