According to a report, while the future of coworking is increasingly being explored as part of academic and industry research, there has been a limited focus on what it means for large corporate occupiers.
In terms of office design, we are prone to borrow nuanced words from other languages to express ideas that otherwise need some explaining in English.
In a time and age where workspaces need to be fun, inspiring and harbingers of productivity, French creative Benoit Challand has come to our rescue! Inspired by Typography, his concept ‘Fold Yard’ introduces an innovative open office environment, wherein each desk is shaped like a different letter of the alphabet.
In 2012 when Susan Cain’s book, Quiet arrived, it was a trigger to our industry to purposefully think, act, and design around one of the most fundamental dimensions of a person’s personality – whether you are an introvert or an extrovert.
Employees voicing opposition to open-office floor plans dates back to at least 2014, but real estate planners continue to buck this opposition.
Open offices have only become more prevalent, with employers continuing to choose open-floor plans in numerous settings, according to a recent study by Clutch.
The survey noted even with employees citing a clear preference for more privacy, employers continue to favor open-office designs that mirror concepts launched by tech companies like Google.
WhiteBox Real Estate co-founder Grant Pruitt said the ideal office site often hinges on a series of factors that include everything from the industry a company works into the geographic area of the office to the type of employees in the space.
Companies are taking note of the experience-driven workplaces offered by space-sharing operators, which have driven 41 percent of occupancy gains in the U.S. office market since the start of 2018.
“In the past, it tended to be only very high profile, high-margin businesses that were able or wanted to provide their employees with incredible workplace experiences,” says Ben Munn, Managing Director, Flexible Space at JLL.
But in recent years, even the most conventional companies are thinking about how to instill some of the valued amenities seen in flexible workspaces into their traditional offices.
“As a result of this trend, our clients are now thinking differently about workplace design, says Ed Nolan, Managing Director, JLL Consulting.
Large companies have seen the tangible benefits of hospitality-style amenities in their workplaces.
The benefits are endless when people of color are provided with spaces where they can gather, where they can access and invest in companies that cater to them without having to go out of their way to locate them.
The way we work is changing rapidly due to advances in technology. From the moment we wake up, to arriving at the workplace, then relaxing at home, much of our time is spent surrounded by or using screens.
Nearly 70 percent of millennials would be more likely to choose an employer who offered remote working according to one study.
The year 2019 challenged U.S. architects and designers to face a not-so-distant future where Uber aircraft and autonomous-driving vehicles become a reality.
Steelcase’s Dr. Tracy Brower shares the change management mistakes we’re making as an industry and how can we support the process more effectively.
We brought together experts from Gensler, Steelcase and GoSpace for a discussion to thrash out how interior design can meet the needs of today's hyper-flexible organisations.
A recent event held at Haworth's Chicago showroom gathered workplace specialists to discuss workplace design that focuses on individuals rather than job titles.
Office landlords were slow to adopt technology, but now are wasting no time to use it to transform every inch of their properties, including natural light let in through windows.
We were engaged on a workplace transformation project where our client had gone through a comprehensive workplace strategy process to determine their future space and people strategy.