New ideas often spring to mind in places of solitude, which are rare in the workplace.
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.
Space design oftentimes is led with the aesthetic of the space-how can we make it trendy and cool? But another component that is vital to the efficiency, productivity and well-being of employees is the technology that enables those same employees to perform in their positions.
If you create an agile working environment and empower people to move around it and work with whom they want and in what way they want, what do you then do when the data tells you they should be working with other people and in other ways? How do you resist the descent into order?
Excerpts from HOK’s upcoming whitepaper “Tech Workplace: From Frontier to Center Stage.” An investigation of the forces reshaping the tech industry and how workplace design can position companies for success.
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.
A Think Tank talk, hosted at HOK’s Los Angeles office, challenged the assumptions behind common workplace paradigms, like plunking a café or gym in an office.
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.
How do we create better workplace design solutions? If we unpack the words, we find hints about where we should begin.
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.