Office Workspace and Productivity

Office design can help increase your employees’ productivity levels and boost their sense of job satisfaction. When they feel entirely comfortable in the office, they will naturally feel more motivated, levels of creativity, focus and innovation will go through the roof and your business will benefit!

Here at assistTec, we can create an inspiring office design and refurbishment to help you create this engaging and unique environment. Find out more about our Office Fit Out.

Here are some tips on how you can design your office workspace for maximum productivity.


Office design trends come and go. One day, the latest research will proclaim that one particular office layout works best for productivity, then a few months later, the opposite appears to be true.

That’s why here at assistTec, we like to take a different approach. We believe that every business is unique and should benefit from a working environment 100% tailored to their needs. This includes designing your office layout.

So, when creating your office layout plan, start by considering the unique needs of your business. What sector are you in? What tasks do you need to complete? What would work best for your team? Will you be welcoming customers or clients onsite?

It’s best to include a combination of open spaces for collaboration, meeting rooms, and private rooms for solo work if required. Adaptability is key here too you should be able to transition seamlessly from task to task, without unnecessary disruption.


The ideal office temperature for comfort and productivity should be warm, at around 20-25°C. Anything colder and your staff will dislike being in the office, anything hotter and your staff will feel sleepy, sweaty, or both.

Make sure there is plenty of airflow throughout the office and that you can adjust the heat according to the season. For those hot summer months, ensure you can open your windows or install air conditioning. For the winter, check that your radiators or other sources of heat are in full working order.


Optimal lighting is key when it comes to creating a productive office. Aim to welcome as much natural light into the building as possible and maximise its effects using mirrors and blinds. Position the office desks where they can benefit from this light without the effects of glare.


To further boost productivity in the office, consider adding green leafy plants to your office design scheme.

Studies show that plants reduce stress, clean the air, boost our mood, and can even enhance engagement. Invest in plants that the whole office can love and encourage staff members to bring their own favourites from home too.


Create a dynamic office workspace and you can unleash your employees’ full potential and reach your business goals with ease. Start by considering your needs then use this information to design the right layout, temperature, and lighting scheme for your team. Want more help designing your ideal office workspace? Contact us today

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5 Reasons to Get an Alarm System for Your Commercial Premises

Running a successful business can be a stressful task. With so many factors to take into consideration, having a professional alarm system installed for your business can often end up being overlooked.

If you would like to protect your employees, assets, safeguard your IT infrastructure and equipment and avoid suffering from unnecessary damage or financial loss, we would highly advise a graded Intruder Alarm System.

The range and diversity of alarm systems available can make choosing the right system for your need quite complex. assisTec we can provide you with security guidance, with 25years of electronic security experience behind us out in the field.

Here at assisTec our intruder alarm systems can either be hard-wired or wireless, the latest in detection device technology.  We can provide intruder alarm monitoring and key holder response 24/7/365 or provide the end-user with self-monitoring systems with app notifications of activation of the alarm system. With all our systems we can provide annual service checks and 24/7 support.

Here are five more reasons why you should get one installed.

1. It can be a deterrent to thieves

With a security system in place, criminals are more likely to stop in their tracks and are much less likely to attempt a burglary. As a result, your business premises will be less likely to suffer from damage and you’ll be less likely to lose valuable equipment or resources.

If the worst should happen, many security systems can provide the evidence required to catch and convict the criminal.

2. It helps make the working environment safe

It’s not only your premises that need to be protected from harm. Your staff are also central to the successful running of your business.

Install an alarm system and you’ll help protect their health and safety whilst providing safeguarding. If an incident should occur, productivity needn’t be affected- your team can continue with the task at hand.

3. It gives you peace of mind

When you know that your commercial premises are in safe hands, you will free up your mental energy and reduce your stress levels.

This allows you to focus on taking your business to the next level, instead of feeling vulnerable to thieves. You can even go on holiday, safe in the knowledge that you are protected.

4. It helps you monitor environmental threats

Even if you’re not onsite, your alarm system or security system can help monitor your premises and alert you if any potential problems arise.

This can include flooding, pests, wind damage, or erosion. If you find that your business premises are vulnerable, you can quickly find a solution to ensure your assets are protected at all times.

5. It reduces your insurance premiums

Insurance companies want to see that you are doing everything you can to protect your premises from theft, burglary, or other threats.

By reducing your risks by installing alarm systems and monitoring systems, you could save yourself a significant amount of money in insurance premiums and therefore reduce your overhead costs.


Protect your business by installing a high-quality alarm system you can trust. This should deter thieves, protect your staff, premises, and equipment and help you save money on your business insurance premiums. Contact us today to find out which alarm systems we recommend and how we can help

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