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.
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