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Office design

  • Workplace design, corporate identity and the war for talent

    Posted on March 21, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    As with so many things, the idea of the employer brand was with us for a long time before anybody saw fit to give it a label. In the past, the concept has been most obvious in the military, where a strong sense of identity, loyalty and culture must become ingrained in troops for them […]

  • How global office design trends adapt themselves to local needs

    Posted on March 21, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    The ongoing evolution in the design of the places we work has much in common with evolution in the natural world. But whereas natural selection is dependent on the famous ‘Blind Watchmaker’ of evolutionary theory to shape creatures in response to the forces in their environment, workplace design is anything but blind – at least […]

  • Why activity based working is almost certainly the right solution for you

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    The language we use to describe work and workplaces evolves almost as quickly as the workplace itself. And if there is one term that encapsulates cutting edge workplace design thinking in this part of the 21st Century it is Activity Based Working (ABW). As with most of these ideas there is nothing magical, or even new […]

  • Placing people at the heart of workplace design

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    A new book called The Elemental Workplace from the former Workplace Director of Sky Neil Usher lays out in simplified form the most important factors firms need to consider in the design of their workplaces. What is interesting about the book is that its core theme is people and not buildings. This is exactly as it […]

  • How to create inclusive office design for everybody and all they do

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by Charles Marks

    Although it is much maligned, it is also clear that the open plan office remains an incredibly popular model of workplace design. Even as we enter 2016 it remains the default form of office, based on its relative simplicity, low cost and the way it fosters interaction and transparency. Even a company like Facebook is […]

  • How the office landscape has evolved to keep pace with modern working life

    Posted on November 1, 2017 by admin

    One of the consequences of the Industrial Revolution and the social upheaval it created – coupled with advances in science, medicine and sanitation – was a rapidly increasing population. By the end of the 18th Century it had already become apparent that overpopulation was something that the human race would need to at least talk […]

  • Finding the work life balance at London’s great workplace design shows

    Posted on October 3, 2017 by admin

    It has always been a characteristic of the 100% Design exhibition that it has segmented along the demarcations of workplace, home, interiors, kitchens and bedrooms. This used to make perfect sense as the same distinctions existed in our lives, reflected in the form and function of the products we allocated to those spaces. This is […]