Research results: Personal preferences in the workplace

The debate on open plan versus enclosed offices rages on, but workplace design is not a such a simple dichotomy. Office occupants clearly have different workplace preferences, depending on factors like personality, personalisation, flexibility and sense of belonging etc. This summer Herman Miller and Workplace Trends commissioned Workplace Unlimited to conduct a short on-line survey … Continue reading Research results: Personal preferences in the workplace

Podcast : What do people really want at work?

Branding specialist and Spacecraft Podcaster Dan Moscrop recently spent some time talking with workplace expert and psychologist Nigel Oseland. In the podcast they look at what people REALLY want at work; whether open plan is as rubbish as everyone says it is; how to use data to prove design works; and touch on Nigel's current … Continue reading Podcast : What do people really want at work?

From user-needs to construction: how Olympic House became a reality

From Day 1, the new HQ for the International Olympic Committee, Olympic House in Lausanne, has been positioned not only as a construction project but also as a transformation project by the IOC. As a result, a user centric approach was implemented to define the needs which were the basis for the international architecture competition … Continue reading From user-needs to construction: how Olympic House became a reality

What’s Your Perfect Office?

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?

Office Culture & Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing

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