As the trend of corporate workplace design has shifted toward an open concept, workplaces have struggled to find the appropriate level of ancillary space to balance so much public work space.
The future of workplace design is engaging with individuals and asking them what they want from their space.
A recent Think Tank panel dwelled on aspects of flexibility and choice, two key factors in keeping employees happy.
Our labor laws are weak enough as they are—and technology is constantly helping companies find ways around the ones that do exist to more closely monitor and analyze their workers.
The gig economy in the US is growing exponentially, and with projections of freelancers making up almost half of the US workforce by 2027, employers are keen on engaging this talent pool.
Many companies with offices around the world may have a universal aesthetic, but localization is key to the most successful workplaces, say designers Dari Shechter and Lily Stanger.
A supposed news item in Crain’s New York Business has claimed that WeWork is ‘squeezing’ people into half the space recommended in the BCO’s Specification Guide; “roughly the size of two standard doors laying side by side”.
The results of the survey clearly show a general move toward more open work environments, and employees are embracing the change.
Collaborative spaces have come under fire as of late, and more often than not, the fingers are being pointed at open offices. This recent outcry has led some to doubt ifcollaboration itself isn’t to blame.
Steelcase CEO Jim Keane explains how giving people work-space choices can make workplace behavior more human.
Already, technologies once confined to the realm of science fiction are trickling into our everyday lives. But how can we use these impressive advancements—existing and envisioned—to create a better workplace?
No matter where you are in the world, new research tells us the conditions needed for successful collaboration are universal.
The debate on open plan versus enclosed offices rages on, but workplace design is not a such a simple dichotomy.
In recent years, we have seen a growing civil rights movement focused on change in the workplace and in terms of office design, revolving around differences in brain function.
How designing for different work modalities can help people do their best work and ultimately become the best versions of themselves.