London, UK, 19-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — You might not associate budget air travel with excellent seating, but it seems the UK office could learn much from the mile-high world of limited leg space.
Research by low cost airline Easyjet showed how passengers much preferred to choose their own seat in advance, even if that meant paying a slight premium for their preferred position. For instance, fewer than 1% of their customers chose to sit in the middle of a row of seats.
This all takes us back to the office. A recent survey by workplace designers Maris Interiors suggests that when staff are given more choice about where they sit in an office, the more productive they become. Maris Interiors Managing Director David Cannon agrees: “When possibly, give people a choice about where they sit. Think how annoyed you’d be at home if you were told you always to sit on a specific corner of the sofa!”
Notes For The Editor:
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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