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
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?
We're delighted to feature this guest post by Madeleine Evans, who will be speaking at Workplace Trends: Towards a New Era of Work and Workplace, in London on 15 October 2019. For details on her presentation, "Mental health and productivity in work culture", fellow speakers, attendees, and how to register, visit the conference page here. … Continue reading Lessons from burnout: why wellbeing is the next frontier of workforce management
Does your workplace bring people together? Or do you feel its design actively pushes people apart? Loneliness at work is a growing problem, and although advances in technology make it easier than ever before to be connected to others, in reality people are feeling increasingly isolated from their peers. IQL, in collaboration with British Red … Continue reading Help Design Out Loneliness From The Workplace
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?