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Month: May 2014

  • Intelligent office design and fit-out can help facilities managers harness change

    Posted on May 30, 2014 by Paul Goodchild

    Office design

    The workplace revolution we foresaw twenty odd years ago was supposed to have eradicated some of the oldest challenges known to facilities managers. The most prominent amongst these was churn, described in the Facilities Design and Management Handbook by its author Eric Teichholz as “the basic driver of the facilities management workload.” Defined as the […]

  • How office design can help people to be happy in work and their personal lives

    Posted on May 20, 2014 by Charles Marks

    law firm offices

    Has there ever been a government more interested in work and the workplace than this one? The Cabinet Office issues regular pronouncements on the procurement, design and environmental performance of property. And when the Government came into office, one of its first tasks was to promote a Happiness Index, the announcement for which the Prime […]

  • Good ergonomics is about moving and standing as well as sitting

    Posted on May 7, 2014 by Charles Marks


    Although the idea has been around for a long time, workplace ergonomics first came to prominence in the wake of the intensive growth in the use of computers. That wasn’t really all that long ago, maybe 25 years, but its legacy is already a fairly fixed and traditional idea of the ideal workstation and the ideal posture.What we learned about ergonomics in the past is still valid but the world of work has changed dramatically over the last quarter of a century with people no longer restricted to their own workstation to work on a PC. We are largely free to work how we choose and we have the products and workplace design models we need to make those choices a reality.