HOK’s Workplace group has just released their annual report which explores a crucial issue in workplace and interior design. “HOK Forward: Tech Workplace Takes Center Stage” investigates the distinct threats and challenges facing the tech sector and how these same challenges are affecting all companies, regardless of the industry in which they operate.
The debate around “open” workplaces continues to generate significant attention — but often lacking the nuance required for productive debate.
The April 2019 index declined more than six points to 57.73 which is slightly below the 58.23 survey average. The previous all-time high and low were in July 2018 (66.86) and July 2009 (41.40).
Capital One has committed to taking workplace design to a new level, utilizing data and research to ensure that their employees can thrive in their daily work experience.
Gensler’s data suggests that access to coworking directly correlates with effectiveness and experience when offered as another choice of where to work, but not a replacement for the main office.
UK workers are becoming more confident in their abilities to do their job from anywhere, with one in ten now preferring to work outside the traditional office altogether.
The poll suggests that employees think that the Internet of Things will have the biggest impact on their day to day working lives followed by voice activated technologies and wireless charging.
New research from Aon claims that 97 percent of employers agree that employees’ expectations of their experience in the workplace are changing.
A consistent theme throughout the research was a desire amongst office workers for more informal spaces for working and collaborating, and also private spaces for concentrating and taking telephone calls.
With three-quarters (76 percent) of office workers agreeing that a well-functioning and attractive office workplace would encourage better staff retention, the study demonstrates a link between the office workspace, the people in it, and their inclination to stay put.
For more creative thinking to come about, organizations must build a nurturing environment in which an open and collaborative culture can thrive.
A new survey released recently by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reveals employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings.
65% of Generation Zers think a fun environment is essential for a good company culture vs only 22% of Baby Boomers.
A definitive mindset shift is underway—more companies are not only recognizing the value of the key role the workplace plays in enabling the workforce, they are also investing in environments with budgets reshaped in alignment with that value.
The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking the reins.
The open plan debate grinds on, and the latest grist to its mill is a study from researchers led by Esther Sternberg of the University of Arizona which suggests that it is those people who work in open plan spaces that are fitter and happier than their associate employee contemporaries in cubicles and private offices.
As organizations become more distributed, more collaborative and more outsourced, the ways we work and connect are changing.