Service Futures, powered by ISS, gives a good insight into the five key factores which you should consider when you are re-designing an office. Formulate a vision and success criteria Identify needs and group characteristics Discuss similarities and differences in behaviors Get the commitment of management Engage end users Read More about the five strategic considerations when re-designing your workspace.
What if working less were the key to getting more done? An average working professional experiences 87 interruptions per day. The key to their productivity was that for every 52 minutes of focused work, they took a 17-minute break. Read how managing your energy, not your time, could help you increase your productivity.
OfficeDesigns writes about how to create an office space which millenials will love. The three key factors they identified are: Designing open spaces that foster collaboration Include spaces for privacy and focused work Make people feel at home Read more on How To Create An Office Space Millennials Will Love.
Create an environment that enables your people to do the best work of their career. Watch JLL's Workplace - Powered by Human Experience video:
From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting Read More on The Guardian: The daily commute: travel times to cities around the world – mapped
Check out this interesting video about how 3D laser scanning was used to create a model of St James’ Church in London: Read the full article on theb1m.com.
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.