Thoughts on Covid: Workplace Design – Recollection not Revolution

Guest post by Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his rather ambiguous announcement last Sunday on his Covid-19 exit strategy. There have been plenty of previous posts from the workplace industry anticipating the announcement and how redesigning the office is the solution. But I firmly believe that we already have the … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid: Workplace Design – Recollection not Revolution

Thoughts on Covid: The Case for Active Travel

Guest post by Maggie Procopi, Workplace Trends Yesterday (Saturday 9 May 2020) U.K. transport secretary Grant Shapps announced what he called a “once in a generation” £2 billion plan to boost cycling and walking both during and after the lockdown. Upmost in his mind must be the need for workers to return to their offices … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid: The Case for Active Travel

Designing Out Loneliness in the Workplace

We spend one third of our life working, but 60% of people feel lonely at work and 1.2 million office workers suffer from chronic loneliness (chronic loneliness is a harmful as having 15 cigarettes a day!) The problem hurts happiness and productivity, costing employers between £2–3.7 billion every year (that’s in the UK alone!)The Loneliness Lab You may remember … Continue reading Designing Out Loneliness in the Workplace

New Research: UK offices lack spaces that enhance productivity & wellbeing

Author: Maggie Procopi New research by Office Genie has discovered many of Britain’s workplaces are not catering to employees’ needs. Workspaces are lacking distinct, tailor-made areas that could enable employees to work more effectively - particularly introverted workers. Key points of interest: Most people don’t have the spaces they need to do their job effectively … Continue reading New Research: UK offices lack spaces that enhance productivity & wellbeing