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  • Shedding some daylight on one of the most important aspects of office design

    Posted on November 1, 2017 by admin

    One of the most underappreciated and least talked about aspects of a productive workplace design is not only completely free, we enjoy a limitless supply of it. Daylight is very much an underrated commodity as an element of building design. In the more than 2,200 offices worldwide surveyed by workplace analytics firm Leesman, 77 per cent  of workers agree […]

  • How organic design reflects the way people move around a building

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

    The story goes that, after Rem Koolhaas had been appointed to design the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of technology in 2003, the legendary architect noticed how students had created their own pathways between the existing buildings on the site. The site of the new building included a field in which they […]

  • The paperless office is no nearer to reality than it was 30 years ago

    Posted on July 20, 2017 by admin

    The first paperless office opened in the Spring of 1979. Designed by a management consultant as a model of the office of the future, the building in Washington DC was filled with the first generation of electronic scanners, microfiche readers and other products. A computer expert who was present at the launch recalls that the demonstration […]

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

    Posted on June 24, 2017 by admin

    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 […]

  • How the physical and digital workplaces work alongside each other

    Posted on February 13, 2017 by Charles Marks

    One of the enduring forces that shape facilities management thinking is the growing business case for treating buildings as a strategic asset. But the allocation and design of space is not just about cost. It is also about how to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile and flexible workforce and one that is just […]

  • The complex link between workplace design and personal happiness

    Posted on February 12, 2017 by Charles Marks

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    There’s a good reason why we find it hard to equate our working life (and specific aspects of it such as workplace design) with our personal happiness. It’s because it’s all very complicated. So complicated in fact that you can quickly sidetrack any discussion on the subject by asking elementary questions such as: ‘what do […]

  • The changing faces of ergonomics and workplace design

    Posted on November 16, 2016 by Charles Marks

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    The big problem with the way some people talk about the term ‘ergonomic’ is that they use it to describe the design of objects when really it’s about a relationship; that between a person and the things around them. It’s an abstract idea, about both facilities AND management, so is dependent on a number of […]

  • The office isn’t dead, but it is changing rapidly

    Posted on November 3, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    There’s nothing new in the sight of technology companies and other vested interests producing research that not so subtly supports a growing need for their technology. Similarly anybody who has worked in the workplace sector for even a short length of time will have read one of these companies predicting nothing less than the death […]