The debate on open plan versus enclosed offices rages on, but it’s not binary, it’s not black or white, it’s not a dichotomy. Plus office occupants appear to have different preferences from the wide range of workplace design solutions that are available. We need to understand what drives these individual preferences. Is it factors like … Continue reading What’s Your Perfect Office?
Here's the live blog record from our research-focused Spring Summit 2019. (If you have trouble viewing the page below please try this link.) Our conference messages spread far and wide. Early indications are that #wtrends19 tweets reached over 230,000 people and were presented on Twitter 4.5 million times! We'll report back the final figures here … Continue reading Live Blog – Workplace Trends Spring Summit, 21 March 2019
Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited, and Colin Campbell, Saint-Gobain Ecophon, speaking at the Design & Management of Learning Environments 2018, on the early findings of their literature review on classroom noise and teacher personality. Despite resistance to open plan classrooms in the UK, the movement towards innovative learning environments continues in parts of Europe, especially Scandinavia, … Continue reading The Role of Psychoacoustics in Designing Learning Environments
Catherine Gall of Steelcase, speaking at our 2012 Workplace Trends Conference, on Office Culture and Wellbeing. It's interesting to look back on this six years later. Workplace has definitely moved on, but there's still much to do. Understanding local culture is vital to using space as a key strategic tool for global organizations. Whether you … Continue reading Office Culture & Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing
Louis Lhoest of Veldhoen + Co, speaking at our 2012 Workplace Trends Conference, on the concept of ABW, just as relevant today as it was then. According to Wikipedia, the term "activity based working" was first coined in the book the Art of Working by Erik Veldhoen, Dutch consultant and author of the book The Demise of the … Continue reading Activity Based Working in the Netherlands