While they all face broadly the same challenges in managing technology, communications and economic conditions, no region produces the same results in terms of office design and working culture.
I regularly hear of people with multiple job offers taking a job with a lower salary, rather than accepting a role in a company that doesn’t reflect their ideals. This decision can be influenced by office design and facilities, career development options, corporate culture and much more.
While the specter of employers widely abusing workers’ privacy looms large, it doesn’t appear to be much of a real issue in most offices, factories, and shops across the country.
The quality of the workplace has a powerful effect on the levels of happiness of staff, with nearly half of respondents (49 percent) to a recent survey stating that having a great office environment is important to their happiness at work, but according to the figures, only a quarter (25 percent) say a good workplace environment is a current positive about their work.
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.