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Change management

  • How small can be beautiful in office design, even in major industries

    Posted on June 11, 2017 by admin

    When it comes to the world’s most fast-moving industries, information technology firms tend to grab most of the headlines. Yet some of the world’s most advanced and innovative companies don’t work in the information technology sector. One of the world’s leading life sciences firms is also one of its most successful. Sigma-Aldrich as part of […]

  • Reports of the death of the office have been greatly exaggerated

    Posted on April 19, 2017 by admin

    People have now been talking about the death of the office for over twenty years. This talk always was premature because, although it rightly acknowledged the profound impact of new technology and new working cultures on office design, it also ignored the true nature of the office. If workplaces were just work-places as some of the more […]

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

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by admin

    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 elephants and smaller beasts to dance

    Posted on March 14, 2017 by admin

    The challenge for most large organisations nowadays is often likened to being something akin to making an elephant dance. This metaphor has become a bit of a cliché in its own right since the American businessman Louis Gerstner used it as the title of his memoir describing how he had turned round the fortunes of IBM in […]

  • A well designed office forms a firm foundation for a growing business

    Posted on February 11, 2017 by Charles Marks

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    Whether you are refurbishing your existing workplace or moving to new premises, how you plan and equip your offices can have a profound effect on your business, no matter what its size. Indeed, in many ways, office design is a more important consideration for small firms than it is for larger ones purely because small […]

  • How to manage change when you are relocating your offices

    Posted on October 12, 2016 by Paul Goodchild

    They do say that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences that many of us will go through in our lives. It’s equally true that workplace relocations can be equally traumatic for many people. What is important is that organisations develop an enlightened approach to managing change if they are to carry the […]

  • Performing to its full potential: Teleperformance in Baltic Quay, Gateshead

    Posted on September 14, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    According to a recent report by property consultancy GVA, the largest commercial property deal completed on Tyneside during 2014 was the 28,300 sq. ft. letting of a new office for Teleperformance at Baltic Place in Gateshead. The relocation of Teleperformance to the new building is not just important because of the scale of the deal […]