For decades the trend among workplaces has seen employees moving out of individual offices and into open-plan spaces. This has not always been successful, with the open-plan approach receiving significant criticism.
Workplace design has always strived to be human-centered. However, as technology and computing are becoming a central part of workplaces, getting deeper information about how technologies are getting integrated into work may help shed new light on how people really work.
Verda Alexander questions the cushy, amenity-laden offices that her interior design firm helped pioneer. The way forward, she argues, is to introduce a little friction into the workplace.
Firm’s latest Workplace Report indicates employee well-being is becoming a primary driver for tailored work environments.
For decades the trend among workplaces has seen employees moving out of individual offices and into open plan spaces. This has not always been successful, with the open-plan approach receiving significant criticism.
Noisy, distracting, toxic and disastrous. These are just a few words that have been used to describe open plan office layouts.
The debate around “open” workplaces continues to generate significant attention — but often lacking the nuance required for productive debate.
On this episode of Clever, Amy and Jaime talk to industrial designer Carl Gustav Magnusson, who was born in Sweden and grew up on a farm in Canada.
France’s esteemed trade show Maison&Objet has long been focused on residential design, so the announcement that this year’s theme would be the workplace surely took some by surprise. It shouldn’t, though. As the nature of work changes, the lines between residential and workplace design are becoming ever more blurred.
HOK has released the second volume of HOK Forward, its annual report exploring a crucial issue in workplace design.
It’s no surprise to say that technology is having a significant impact on the workplace and the use of corporate real estate.
Slack has already disrupted workplace communication by enabling real-time conversations and de-cluttering email inboxes.
The workplace of the future will feature a greater variety of spaces where employees can work and socialize. Within those spaces, technology will enable more immersive collaboration with individuals outside the office walls—from colleagues across the ocean, to team members working from home and freelancers engaged for short-term projects.
More than 200 professionals from 19 industries were asked to imagine what cities and workspaces would be like in the year 2050.
Understanding what makes the workplaces that achieve Leesman+ status distinctive, and how they differ to the vast majority of corporate workplaces remains a key focus for the Leesman team.
The end goal of workplace design has always been about increasing productivity. But according to Jeanette Bronée, a performance strategist and culture coach, “Half of our productivity is wasted on not feeling good.”
Working remotely can be really tough. To get some insight into how to do it better, Google conducted a two-year study involving data from 5,600 employees across the US, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.