Does your office properly reflect your position as a leader?
Created : 2018-03-20 04:42:01
The corner office is a symbol of SUCCESS and power. It is the modern-day throne room where you rule your realm. You beckon people to your presence and cast down rulings, hirings, and firings expecially with high unemployment in Nigeria. However, your castle can be everyone else’s dungeon. While communication experts typically coach leaders on what to say, how to say it, and when to say it — one important aspect is often overlooked: where to say it.
Location and atmosphere can color a message and change behavior. Think about the difference between speaking with someone at a bar versus having a conversation in the park. Mood, tone, body language and energy shift. It doesn’t matter if your office is mahogany-lined or modern minimalist, the boss’s office is powerful. As you bring people into your space, think about the messages it sends to your guests.
1. Are you always behind your desk during a meeting?
Think of the setup in an interrogation room. Walk into one and you would see a table and two (sometimes 3) chairs. One chair is stationary, moderately low, and usually uncomfortable. That’s where the suspect sits. The other chair will have wheels, sit higher, and be clearly more comfy. That’s where the interrogator sits.
This simple set-up creates a subtle psychological dynamic between interrogator and suspect. The suspect is stuck in one place while the interrogator can freely move around the room. Similar to a throne, the interrogator sits higher than the suspect. With these two pieces of furniture, a message is subconsciously sent: I’m in charge and you’re not.
Dividing glass walls
Created : 2017-05-29 22:32:09
Glass walls for offices, the Vetroin style
Glass walls for offices Vetroin, a rich catalog and a certified quality 100% Made in Italy.
It is no coincidence if today DOTRubik boasts the largest number of glass walls for offices on the market, easily beating all competitors in the sector. It became a real model in the world of office furnishings, with a rich style, refined, high-tech, constantly searching for innovative and original solutions, from the practical and aesthetic point of view.Ã¢ÂÂ¨
Wall Graphic Options
Created : 2017-04-02 20:46:57
Wall Graphic Products
We offer a wide range of material/print/finish options to create your desired outcome. We are able to advise the best solution to match your requirement and budget, please contact us to discuss. Below is some information on our most popular products, samples are available on request.
For logos, lettering and quirky drawn-on style designs
PVC Wall Coverings
Metamark ‘WallArt’ offers an ideal solution for printable wall coverings, including retail and leisure and exhibition.
Textile Wall Coverings
Metamark ‘WallTex’ is a low tack self-adhesive Polyester fabric, offering a clean alternative to traditional wall coverings.
Traditional Wallpaper (Apply with paste)
For permanent wall coverings using original paste the wall techniques Metamark W200, with its non-woven paper, gives minimal shrinkage to allow invisible joints to be spliced.
Traditional Wallpaper (Pre-Pasted)
For permanent wall coverings with a traditional construction, Metamark W300, with its non-woven paper construction gives minimal shrinkage, allowing invisible joints to be spliced in.
We Are Office Fit-Out Experts
Created : 2017-02-27 22:34:41
Undertaking any type of office fit-out is generally costly and disruptive events, so it naturally makes sense to appoint the best company you can to implement the project.
If the right company is chosen the fit-out project should be planned, organised, budgeted and managed correctly, resulting in the seamless occupation of your new or refurbished office space.
If you get it wrong then it could easily lead to a poor design solution with no thought for expansion or future alterations, delays in completion, budget overruns and total disruption to your day to day business.
So how do you work through the maze of smoke and mirrors in the office design and fit-out market?
Well firstly you need to have your wits about you. We also suggest you read the information below and request our free “The Complete Guide To Selecting A Fit-Out Specialist”.
As someone once said, planning an office fit-out is like staging a wedding or a war, you need contingencies and contingencies for your contingencies so CONTACT US TODAY .
Category A and Category B fit-out
Created : 2017-02-20 15:00:43
When researching your own office refurbishment or relocation project, the difference between a Category A fit-out and Category B fit-out can be confusing. The work entailed and the outcome of your commercial project varies considerably between the two, therefore it’s important to understand the difference.
Category A & Category B
Finding the Right Office Lease Term
Created : 2017-01-18 18:20:59
Choosing the right term for your office lease can be a delicate balancing act. On one side, you probably want to get as much as possible from your landlord in terms of concessions while also maximizing your ability to control your space for as long as you need it. On the other side, you also want to have flexibility and the ability to move out of a space quickly if it stops suiting your needs. Given these conflicting desires, choosing the right term takes careful consideration.
The Future of Office Space
Created : 2017-01-18 18:11:46
Office space design continues changing. The rabbit warren of private offices gave way to the cubicle farm which gave way to the trading floor-style open workspace. The future of office space, though, is much more creative and much less hierarchical.
Multiple trends in both business and society are converging in how office spaces will be built out. As society gets flatter, more collaborative, more connected and more individualized, the future of office space is to mirror those trends in design and configuration.
A Flatter Future
Best 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Office Space
Created : 2017-01-18 18:01:43
You've done your homework and found an office space in a prime location. You've carefully considered how much room your business will need both today and in the future, and you're confident that the space you've leased is a good fit. Sounds like your office space is guaranteed to be perfect, right? Maybe not.
Even if you find the right space, it's still possible to lay it out incorrectly or to create an environment that isn't conducive for a productive, happy work force. Following these five tips will help you to get the most out of your office space and promote the best working environment for your team.
A Workplace That Works: The Importance of a Well-Designed Workspace
Created : 2017-01-16 10:30:11
It might sound strange to say that we spend more time with our colleagues than we do our families, but this really is true for most people. If you work a standard eight-hour day, you’re spending a huge amount of your time ‘at the office,’ so you have a right to expect a pleasant work environment.
This is true whether you’re the boss of the company, a mid-level player, or on the janitorial team. We all just want to feel happy at work. Office architecture and design have a big impact on productivity and satisfaction levels. Good workplace design speeds up daily routines minimises downtime, and fosters positive energy.
So, if you’re looking for a way to take your business to the next level in 2017, invest in contemporary workplace designs and from DOTRubikprojects .
How important is it to leverage fun in the workplace?
Created : 2017-01-15 19:26:02
In recent time's i've observed that one of the main cultural signifiers for a profitable brand or organisation surrounds how it recognises and leverages fun & sociability. With an enhanced understanding of the positive impact these points can have on productivity, modern businesses endeavour to recognise and meet the evolving needs and desires of their workforce. Fun helps to encourage investment into vision – and it’s often in office design where utilising it starts.
WHAT IS FIT OUT
Created : 2016-10-23 20:21:39
As the market continues to get busier by the day more and more potential employers are looking to bring on Graduates across job titles in order to help bring on the next "Super Stars" of the future. With the Interior Fit Out sector being so important to the Central London construction industry I am being asked more and more by candidates... "What exactly is Fit Out"? I thought this would be a great opportunity to outline exactly what Fit Out is!
‘Fit out’ is a term used to describe the process of making interior spaces suitable for occupation. It is often used in relation to office developments, where the base construction is completed by the developer, and the final fit out by the occupant.
The office of the future- whats the experience going to be like
Created : 2016-10-23 20:11:16
There are usually two criticisms that can be aimed at all those ‘office of the future’ features and presentations we see on a regular basis. The first is that they are often based on things that are already happening. The second is that they see the future as an extension of the present. Yet, we are already seeing disruptive shifts that are taking the office in an entirely new direction. And perhaps the most important is one that challenges the very notion of what an office should be. We are seeing a new era in which the office’s primary focus shifts from providing people a place to work and instead offers them an experience.
The generational shift
In part, this is driven by the changing expectations of people. While most attention is inevitably focussed on Millennials, the shift in thinking is evident across all generations. The research on the subject confirms that people increasingly value real life experiences more than ownership of things. A recent survey from Eventbrite found that more than three quarters of Millennials would choose to spend money on a desirable experience or event rather than buying something and a similar proportion say they would like to increase their spending on experiences rather than physical things.
The models for this shift are already well established in a number of domains. We have already seen the way we use technology shift from a model of ownership to one based on using software as a service. In this new era, the design of technological spaces focuses on the user experience (UX) just as much as it does core functionality. If people don’t like the experience of using something, they don’t go back to it and choose something they prefer instead.
Relocating your office to better suit your brand
Created : 2016-07-08 06:32:26
Moving office is not dissimilar to moving house. It can be stressful and filled with a long list of confusing legalities especially in this time of economy hardship in Nigeria,but it also presents a wonderful opportunity to reinvent your environment and create a space that is fit for purpose and welcoming.
Site Manager & Trainee Project Manager Job Vacancies
Created : 2016-07-05 15:35:17
With several years’ experience in refurbishing, relocating and expanding businesses Building Interiors are fast becoming one of the top office & shop design and fit out companies in the north.
With growth of 100% in revenue in the past 2 years we are looking to hire 2 new members to add to our growing team.
How To Price Your Interior Design Work
Created : 2016-07-05 13:14:36
You are trained and have solutions for your clients. They are coming to you to save time and money, and of course, have a new, beautiful, finished project. But….How will your clients pay you for your services?
Plan Your Office Design
Created : 2016-07-04 15:33:38
When it comes to office design, good planning is essential. A good office design improves productivity and contributes to the well-being of your employees. It should reflect your company and how you like to work, both internally and with your customers.
DESIGNING FOR DIVERSITY
Created : 2016-06-03 02:21:02
It’s no longer a case of ‘one size fits all’ for the modern workplace. We are in the midst of three shifts;
The 4G Workforce is characterised by four generations working side by side and requires insight into how they all think and act
Coworking: No Longer Synonymous with Open Space
Created : 2016-05-24 14:42:25
So, is this to say that coworking is moving towards a more private and dedicated space approach? Maybe.
The 5 new ways to attract repeat customers at your Office
Created : 2016-05-19 00:02:20
** FLOAT GLASS TO FINISHED PRODUCT **
Created : 2016-05-14 13:55:12
Whether you are planning to build a new home, revamp your entrance hall or give your bathroom a facelift, Go Green Design will design, manufacture and install frameless glass features to meet your exact needs!
Location, Form, and Function: Designing the Right Storage Solution for Every Space
Created : 2016-04-25 08:52:12
Location, Form, and Function: Designing the Right Storage Solution for Every Space
From walk-in, to reach-in, underneath stairs, to open vertical wall spaces, there are many ways to add more storage to a home.
During a remodeling job, it’s important to consider each and every product option and its capabilities. It’s even more important to utilize the right mix of products to meet the homeowner’s functional, spatial, style, and budget needs. The product options are wide-ranging, as are the materials with which they are made. They can be prefabricated or custom-made from metal, wood/laminate, mixed or other materials. A truly complete system will be flexible, configurable, and adjustable, providing the homeowner with both the look and function they need.
Front-stage and Backstage Display
In areas of the home or office where the most personal and often prized items are kept – the master bedroom closet or executive offices– an efficiently organized closet or space with the right amount of open shelving and closed storage spaces can turn a tired, ineffective space into a new, integrated space. Designing and choosing the right material to showcase ‘front-stage’ worthy collections enhances the space and allows the homeowner’s personality to be reflected in its design. It adds that air of luxury that today’s homeowners expect in the master bedroom.
In areas that need to be efficient, accessible, and tidy – the laundry room – a similar combination of open and closed shelving is ideal. This way, homeowners maintain tidiness in a heavily-trafficked part of the house, but can still place regularly-used items in the open. Wire shelving with ample hanging area is suitable in the laundry room, since its open design promotes ventilation. This creates a highly-usable space with a clean, stylish aesthetic. The efficient design also reduces the potential for wasted time in the laundry room, freeing up quality time to be spent with the family elsewhere.
Wood/laminate closet systems are another great option for both bedroom closets and laundry areas. They can be designed and installed in a walk-in, reach-in, or open wall storage space, making them a more affordable – yet equally as beautiful – alternative to built-in-place casework. With options ranging from premium door and drawer fronts to nickel-finished handles, furniture-quality storage systems are trending with homeowners.
The remodeler and homeowner must collaborate to determine the best design and storage product options that meet the needs and application of each space.
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DOTRUBIK PRESENTS 5 THINGS THE HOME CAN TEACH US ABOUT OFFICE DESIGNS
Created : 2016-04-11 14:38:02
As a young Nigerian entrepreneur after a Long weekend it’s time to resume at the office where we spend the most time.
The home is a place designed by us, for us, to meet our many needs.
Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
Created : 2016-03-31 14:44:37
Little Things That Make A Big Difference To Your Office!
Created : 2016-03-26 09:10:09
Even if you’re not considering an office fit-out, i’ve come up with a few small points that could make a big impact in your office.
DOTRUBIK ASSOCIATES PRESENTS 5 STEPS TO THE ULTIMATE OFFICE FIT OUT
Created : 2016-03-26 09:07:44
Starting a small business in Nigeria did you know that the right workplace could boost productivity by up to 50%? But what’s the right workplace for you? You may be excellent at running your business, hence a successful Nigerian entrepreneur but chances are you’re not an expert in office fit outs. That’s where you need me to come in. I’ve got a solid track record of providing inspirational and imaginative workplaces for nearly three dozen months. To help you understand the process, here are five steps to the ultimate office fit out
WHAT IS A PARTITION WALL
Created : 2016-02-16 06:12:52
A partition wall is "an internal wall used for the purpose of subdividing a storey of a building into sections and which supports no load other than its own weight and wall fixtures.
BEING OPEN MINDED ABOUT OPEN PLAN
Created : 2016-02-11 02:42:06
Most people will be aware that there has been an historic and enduring debate about whether open plan offices are a good or a bad thing. Past articles whether in the Guardian, Dezeen or across the pond in the Washington Post would typically suggest that they diminish productivity.
STUDY TO MAKE CASE FOR BENEFITS OF GREEN OFFICES
Created : 2016-02-09 21:22:14
The health and productivity benefits of sustainable office buildings are to be explored in a new study backed by Lend Lease and Skanska.
The study, launched by the World Green Building Council (WGBC) at Ecobuild this week, will seek to define and robustly measure health and productivity outcomes from green office buildings, and attach financial value to them.....
HOW SAFE ARE YOUR FIRE DOORS
Created : 2016-02-09 21:14:57
That Door Won’t Do – a 5 Step Fire Door Check
JANUARY CASE-STUDY Nikken Space Design office, Osaka Ã Â Japan
Created : 2016-02-09 13:20:39
This is an in-house office plan of our design office. Approximately 30 staff members working in our office, which is located in the central part of Japan’s second largest city of Osaka, are engaged in the interior designing of a wide range of facilities in the public and private sectors, such as government agencies and company offices as well as hotels, hospitals, and educational institutions.
The sound of silence
Created : 2016-02-09 13:11:31
For open space offices, schools, call centers, restaurants or any place where it is necessary to reduce the noise without giving up design, the best solution is to use decorative soundproof panels to be applied on walls or hanging from the ceiling, as well as freestanding panels between workstations, or acoustic office booths that create small private areas in larger workplaces.
Created : 2016-02-02 12:24:02
How much does an office fit out or refurbishment usually cost?
From the initial design through to final completion, it costs approximately #130,000 p/m2. The first consideration is the existing layout. How much demolition is required? Are all the basic necessities of an office such as fire services, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing in place? We can design a plan that works around existing services, adds to the current service or install new services.
We discuss your lighting and data requirements, whether you need joinery, workstations, partitions, furniture, floor coverings (carpet, vinyl, tiles), ceiling, painting, updating restrooms or kitchen areas, as well as signage.......
Designing from the Inside Out
Created : 2016-02-02 11:17:15
Approaching a fit out project with an inside-out perspective demands cognizance of a multiplicity of needs—spatial, technical, cultural, and functional. The interior evolves as each of these concerns is defined and integrated into a holistic solution. Also central to a successful outcome is recognizing and incorporating larger, critical concepts such as sustainability and resiliency from the start, versus addressing them later.
Has this made our job as designers more difficult? Yes, our role is more complex, but in many ways it is also filled with greater opportunity. We are now required to embrace skills beyond planning, creative, and execution. We must seek and understand demographic and psychographic trends. What is driving urban/rural migration? What shifts are occurring due to the tsunami-like influence of millennials and aging boomers?
One of our greatest challenges as Nigerian designers at DOTRubik projects will be how to meet the demand for quality living/working environments for a rapidly growing population of older adults.
New Year, New Yield: 5 Ways To Increase Your Commercial Occupancy Rates In 2016
Created : 2016-02-02 03:06:58
Whether it's a stunning fit-out or an adaptable office design, there are a ... A quicker and more cost effective fit-out option also ensures that building ...
Glass Boards Make White Boards A Thing Of The Past!! Learn How To Create Yours.
Created : 2016-01-15 03:09:21
Everyone knows WE love to work with glass !!!!
This POST will show how to build a transparent glass whiteboard that will never wear out and never ghost.
Glass is a superior surface for writing on with dry erase markers and erases with a tip of the finger. The size I made mine was 2.4m by 1.2m and was NOT made to freestand as it would take up too much room in my clients office. Total cost was a very reasonable #45,000 , and took a weekend to build and finish (minus the delays from the glass toughening factory in Lagos!). The glass was from the popular building materials market in Amuu Str Mushin Lagos.
How to choose an office space in Lagos
Created : 2016-01-09 08:44:53
When you live in a developing country like Nigeria, choosing office space in it's commercial areas like Lagos can be very challenging as is the dependent factor on which employee’s performances strive. Here are a few things to consider when selecting an office space in Nigeria. Let start with shape.
Triangular shaped office = potential problem. There are many offices in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria that are odd shaped. Commercial office space with acute corners (less than 90 degrees) can create some real issues with spatial planning. There is not a lot you can do with tight angled corners, so the area just gets wasted unless you really think about the fit out design.