While the specter of employers widely abusing workers’ privacy looms large, it doesn’t appear to be much of a real issue in most offices, factories, and shops across the country.
The quality of the workplace has a powerful effect on the levels of happiness of staff, with nearly half of respondents (49 percent) to a recent survey stating that having a great office environment is important to their happiness at work, but according to the figures, only a quarter (25 percent) say a good workplace environment is a current positive about their work.
A new survey from IWG claims that UK businesses without a flexible working policy risk losing out on top talent.
Today, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the face of work as we know it: introducing AI and automation to the workplace and creating a drastic shift in the skills required by organizations today.
A narrative has taken hold over the past few years that asserts that the future of work will be dominated by robots, AI programs, and other technological marvels that strip humans entirely away from the workplace.
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.
Over half (52 percent) of workers are interrupted by noise distractions more than five times in a working day, with 17 percent stating that they are interrupted by noise more than 10 times.
The trouble with a day appointed specifically for rest means that we are complicit with the fact that we’re not well rested.
It seems implausible, but your conference room table—and those your firm has very likely designed for clients—could very well be bad for business.
If you’ve ever wished you could delegate certain routine tasks to an assistant, then a chatbot could be just what you need.
The Smart + Connected Workplace is about giving people the tools to move, think and feel better so they can engage like never before.
Once believed to promote sociability and collaboration among employees, open-plan workspaces have been found by many to produce the opposite effect.
A closer look into the role IoT is playing in workplace design and how businesses are already benefiting from it.
85 percent of employees consider the work environment critical to job satisfaction and a lack of space can cause negative experiences for 70 percent of employees.
Many executives have taken this idea–the culture of the modern workplace–and elected to throw out the corporate layout book by making their office spaces into open, cooperative, colorful lounges.
The modern office has transformed significantly in the past decade. As “job hopping” among millennials increases (in large part due to an increased desire for mentorship and strong company culture), the office has become one of the levers to try to keep people around, as well as to increase productivity and job satisfaction.
Once known for its limited choice and stodgy food, the office cafeteria is undergoing a major makeover with healthier options and all-day dining increasingly on the menu.
The rise of the agile (or ‘activity-based’) workplace rekindled the idea from the cubicle farms of the 1970s and 80s of the ‘watercooler moment’ – serendipitous casual encounters, unplanned and accidental interactions or collisions that would spark innovation.
The chances of catching the flu virus from a communal kitchen item are small, though not impossible.