Open offices bring many advantages. From increased efficiency to better collaboration, but workers in open offices often complain about distractions. Inc.com shows why open offices are hindering productivity, and ways to improve: Too much noise Too many adhoc meetings Poor office layout Personal issues Read more on Inc.com: Your Open Office Design Might Be Hindering Productivity. Here's How to Fix It
JLL's trend report about the Internet of Workplace Things, IoWT, explains how modern IoT technology, data analysis and visualization enables an informed decision making about work styles, space needs and office utilization. But IoT and IoWT are not just sensors, but also include badge reader data, information from the Wi-Fi as well as user log ins. Read more at on officerenew.com.
Can the workplace affect productivity? Productivity today is about more than output per hour, or output per worker. Innovation can also be key to productivity, for example, by improving the processes that produce outputs and the quality thereof, and by generating ideas for new outputs. Physical space can enhance innovation. It can be designed to bring people together to interact, collaborate and share knowledge – and potentially spark innovative ideas.
Remote working has its benefits. But at the same time, it is difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time. In a study by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, published on Harvard Business Review, she explains how establish working hours, structuring the day and setting boundaries could help those who work from home. Read How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home in Harvard Business Review.
Modern office layouts can be an anomaly. Done right, a new office layout will serve more employees in fewer square feet while creating a physical space that encourages team work and collaboration. Done wrong, it creates an office where employees feel constantly on display and frequently interrupted. REoptimizer gives five key points you should know as you evaluate the renovation of your office space.
Fatigue, discomfort and even pain can be caused by poor sitting posture. OfficeDesigns has a simple guide to help you maintain correct sitting posture while you work. Focus on: Eyes & Neck Upper Back Arms & Wrists Lower Back Hips & Bottom Knee & Lower Legs Seat Height & Feet Infographic: Avoid Desk Pain With Correct Sitting Posture
The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate. To improve the meetings you run, and save the meetings you’re invited to, focus on making the discussion more robust.
Amazon opened their "Amazon Go" convenience store in Seattle. There are no cash registers - instead, Amazon automatically charges you for what you have in your shopping cart. At Amazon Go, checking out feels like — there’s no other way to put it — shoplifting. It is only a few minutes after walking out of the store, when Amazon sends an electronic receipt for purchases, that the feeling goes away.
Forbes' 10 Workplace Trends For 2018: Leaders encourage more human interaction The next wave of learning credentials Companies focus on upskilling and retraining current workers Artificial intelligence becomes embedded in the workplace Financial and mental wellness get prioritized Employee burnout causes more turnover Workforce decisions sway consumer behavior Companies take diversity more seriously The deregulation of labor laws The aging workforce Read more about the 10 Workplace Trends You'll See
Only 57% of employees say that their workplace enables them to work productively. This is the finding from Leesman's research across 250,000+ employees in 2,000+ workplaces. "Just 57% of employees globally can agree that their workplaces enable them to work productively. For a quarter of workplaces globally, the figure is less than 50%. Whilst this is not a direct measure of actual employee output, it is a measure of whether