When selecting office furniture, consideration should be given to how employees are using it in a changing workplace environment. New configurations that redefine traditional principles can bring some real benefits to any organisation – from encouraging creative collaboration among staff, to developing more efficient processes.

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Breaking tradition with the latest Breakout Furniture

When selecting office furniture, consideration should be given to how employees are using it in a changing workplace environment. New configurations that redefine traditional principles can bring some real benefits to any organisation – from encouraging creative collaboration among staff, to developing more efficient processes.

Open offices stimulate verbal communication but when you need to avoid distraction, it’s good to have the option of somewhere quieter. Well-designed breakout areas give employees an alternative workspace that may be more suitable for the task in hand, as well as a space to relax and re-energise before returning to their desk projects.

Modular seating solutions offer flexibility and efficient use of space, using much less room than a traditional bank of desks, for example. Available in a wide range of styles and colours, they give you the opportunity to reinforce brand
(think Google HQ) or introduce colour schemes that stimulate creativity in your business.

Unassigned work spaces are becoming more common meaning that employees do not necessarily return to the same desk every day. Many organisations now use some bench seating to make most effective use of space and engender greater interaction between employees – some of whom may only come to the office periodically. Adapting to these modern workspace concepts, leading organisations such as American Express and Pricewaterhouse Coopers have realised reduced overheads by operating within a smaller, more efficient office footprint.

One of the key benefits found by those working for companies that have adopted this practice is the ability to hold short or less formal meetings; decisions are made more quickly and new ideas shared more readily. ‘Pods’ or ‘caves’ for creative minds to huddle and brainstorm are the latest trend and also offer a place for phone calls or simply just relaxation.

Another way to increase collaboration among teams is through standing. In an article from the British Psychological Society Research Digest blog http://digest.bps.org.uk/2014/06/is-group-brainstorming-more-effective.html psychologists in the US challenged groups of students to brainstorm ideas for a video. Groups that were not given seats demonstrated reduced territoriality, were consequently less possessive of their ideas, and the sharing of physical space “facilitated a sharing mind-set.” Poseur tables take up little space and are perfect in breakout areas, with refreshments on hand, for informal collaboration and brainstorming.

Aureo state-of-the-art breakout furniture dynamically complements the way people work- to find out how we can enhance your team’s creativity call 0345 305 8384

What people are saying about Aureo

Thank you for the biscuits, what a suprise. Its always a pleasure doing business with Aureo.
The feedback is very positive; the staff appreciate the new options available and the pleasant new machines.
I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and support over the last couple of weeks during my absence in arranging for the installation of our new vending machines.
All has gone smoothly. Thank you for making our machine switch over so easy.
The coffee machines are operating very well and are a joy to clean as the process is so much easier than the previous models
Just a quick thank you for our new machine, it is proving to be quite the success! Thank you to you and Gary for your help and efficient service
The service we have received so far has been second to none and the quality of the drinks and the machine itself is of a really high quality. I’m just sorry it took us so long to get around to making a change with the hot drinks we provide to staff!
We have had the coffee machine installed now for less than a week on a trial basis.  I don’t think there’s any way our staff will let us hand this back now!
What a transformation!  Real plants in our new offices have been very enthusiastically received by all our staff and visitors and have created a positive improvement to the overall atmosphere.  Thank you Aureo!
Our bottled water has been supplied by Aureo for several years now. Their staff are friendly, they provide an efficient service and fast delivery. On many occasions, we have received our delivery within hours of ordering.
The plant displays and your service levels are a distinct improvement to our old provider – my only regret is that we didn’t switch earlier.
Having used Aureo’s services for some time, I have found them to be professional, prompt and always reasonably priced. Their service is very good and the new Flavia Coffee machine we have installed is a big hit with our customers.
I’m so sorry, I have just realised that I didn’t say a huge thank you for the wonderful plants that you arranged so quickly for us. Everyone was really impressed, they do look great. Thank you!
Aureo provide an excellent service. They always deliver our order next day without exception. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a wide selection of products to choose from which we can offer our clients. Thank you.
I just wanted to say thank you for our plants – they arrived this morning and look really good. I have already had comments from staff and also our building manager who may be contacting you regarding changing her supplier!
We have been using Aureo to provide hot water for our staff refreshments for the past two years; we have found this method an excellent alternative to boiling kettles which tend to be uneconomic and time wasting.
I have just arrived back in the office to see our new plants, they look very nice :) very pleased!! Thank you
Just wanted to say over the past four years, the service we have received from Aureo has been second to none.  We would thoroughly recommend Aureo as a company with first class customer service. Many thanks