How FM and HR professionals can make strategic decisions together to strengthen the workplace experience for all employees.
No place or space is off limits in the world of flexible work — especially for organizations embracing this trend that is at the heart of the future of work.
That is the myth of the open office, a workplace layout so pervasive that its presence is taken for granted, and its promises–of collaboration and innovation–are sacrosanct.
Over 70 years ago, Aldous Huxley bemoaned the din of technology in his 1946 essay Science, Liberty and Peace, which covers a range of topics including this prescient piece on silence and the brain scrambling effect of distractions.
How did the vision of the user-centered Action Office become sentenced to a sea of cubicles in Dilbert’s dungeon and then released into haphazardly packed benching desks?
The idea of a cocktail party might be a bit dated, but it is the perfect metaphor for describing one aspect of the most common complaints about modern office design.
New research from Aon claims that 97 percent of employers agree that employees’ expectations of their experience in the workplace are changing.
As we look ahead to 2019, we are both working with teams in the US, Europe and Asia to understand how global shifts are influencing workplace design.
Productivity is always a hot topic, and you can find a plethora of tips and tools to help you get more done. If your workspace is running interference with your intentions, however, you could be derailing yourself without even knowing it.
After years of experimenting with open office layouts, the search for places where developers can work both uniquely and collaboratively continues.
Approached strategically, the workplace has the potential to inspire people to be at their best and do their best work.
While the pendulum continues to swing, how design stands to leverage what matters most in the workplace is much more complex than the partitioning of space.
When it’s time to make the move, designers can support clients in introducing a new workplace environment.
Most of the tools we and other organizations use to make workplace design decisions today are based on static, point-in time data.