As more modern lighting upgrades in commercial buildings are focused on reducing energy usage, we must also remember that lighting quality is equally important.
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.
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.
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.
Once believed to promote sociability and collaboration among employees, open-plan workspaces have been found by many to produce the opposite effect.
A closer look into the role IoT is playing in workplace design and how businesses are already benefiting from it.
85 percent of employees consider the work environment critical to job satisfaction and a lack of space can cause negative experiences for 70 percent of employees.
Many executives have taken this idea–the culture of the modern workplace–and elected to throw out the corporate layout book by making their office spaces into open, cooperative, colorful lounges.
In a recent survey, 95 percent of office workers said their physical work environment is important for their wellbeing and mental health.
The rise of the agile (or ‘activity-based’) workplace rekindled the idea from the cubicle farms of the 1970s and 80s of the ‘watercooler moment’ – serendipitous casual encounters, unplanned and accidental interactions or collisions that would spark innovation.
A Glendale-based tech firm is expanding from a 40-person workforce to a 400-person workforce, and it is adopting an open office plan to accommodate the growth.
Many employees hate open offices. Yet scores of them continue to be built around the world; after all, open plan designs likely save companies millions per year.