The first recognisable swivel chairs were developed by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Stoll and Peter Ten Eyck.
In the 30-year span from 1994 to 2024, workers aged 55 and older will go from being the smallest segment of the US working population to the largest, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What does a worker’s messy desk signify to the greater office? Unfortunately, far more than just an inability to organize bobbleheads or throw away empty La Croix cans.
A new study from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College of London concludes that we work better when we’re allowed to go for a bit of a wander around the office.
A consistent theme throughout the research was a desire amongst office workers for more informal spaces for working and collaborating, and also private spaces for concentrating and taking telephone calls.
With three-quarters (76 percent) of office workers agreeing that a well-functioning and attractive office workplace would encourage better staff retention, the study demonstrates a link between the office workspace, the people in it, and their inclination to stay put.
For more creative thinking to come about, organizations must build a nurturing environment in which an open and collaborative culture can thrive.
Generation Z is entering the workforce, bringing with it a tech-first mentality that will propel businesses further into the digital era while potentially deepening the divide among five generations in the workplace.
When it comes to workplace design, the idea of beauty (or at least attractiveness) seems pretty important even when it can’t be measured.
If the future of work is remote work, why do we need office furniture, whether a desk or a sofa? Why show up to a workspace at all, for that matter?
People love to complain about meetings. They’re often pointless, and attendees feel like there is always more important work they can do in its place.
Thanks to technology and mobility, our work has come home with us. So it’s only fair that home should come to work, right?
Workers in open-plan offices have less face-to-face interaction with colleagues than those who work separately, according to research by Harvard students.
Ideo partner Michael Hendrix discusses how design thinking can be used as a superficial tool to make a company seem innovative–even when it’s not.
You can’t judge an international marketplace by wandering around an exhibition of its products for a day or two.
Research from global employee experience think tank, Leesman, reveals a series of mission critical drivers organizations need to deliver if they are to foster outstanding workplace experience.