At Tall Architects, were always on the lookout for the latest news about workplace design, sustainability and wellness. These were our favourite articles from January.Read More
We’ve collected some of our favourite articles about sustainability, workplace design, wellness and technology.Read More
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Our favourite articles from October, which cover a range of topics including workplace technology, wellness and design.Read More
Our favourite articles from September, covering workplace design, wellness and productivity.Read More
The team at Tall Architects are always striving to stay up to date with the latest news, information and research related to workplace design. Here are of our favourite articles from August.
“The workplace is the physical manifestation of your company’s culture and core values,” says Ed Nolan of JLL’s Workplace Strategy practice. “By better understanding the deep connection between the human experience and real estate, organizations can create more innovative workplaces that drive productivity, experience and business value.”
Mark Eltringham discusses how while we the 'Google Office', often we don't understand why. Workplace design is complicated and needs to take into account people, place, space and culture. A one size fits all approach to design is over simplistic and simply won’t work.
A recent HBR study found that communication and productivity were significantly worse in open-plan offices than other workplaces. But the study was flawed, focusing only on an extreme open plan office with no walls, and no partitions. The vast majority of offices used by leading organisations that are categorised as “open plan” have collaboration spaces and dedicated areas for private conversation. Read more about it here.
90% of employees want ‘...to acquire new skills in order to further their careers...’ however, only one-third of respondents said that their current employer offered sufficient opportunities to develop those skills. This is causing employees to jump ship in droves. In fact, 40% of employees have already left previous employers because they lacked sufficient opportunities to develop new technology skills, and a further 58% reported a need to seek new employment to further develop new technology skills.Read More
The World Green Building Council has launched a new report which highlights the tangible economic benefits of green buildings. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building presents case studies of 11 facilities around the world that have one or more green certification.Read More
Being productive isn't as simple as just staring at a screen for hours on end. Sometimes, we need to shift our routines to maximise how productive we can be. This means changing both how and where we work.Read More
Up until recently, the way that we measured employee wellness has been mostly contained to evidence gathered by educators and research institutes.Read More
Many workplaces are realising the far-reaching benefits of creating a healthier workplace (such as reducing absenteeism, boosting engagement and lifting employee morale) but go about it the wrong way.
Employee wellness programs need to do far more than giving employees information and steps to take to better their health. This approach usually results in very little take-up among employees and does not result in any measurable behavioural change.Read More
A new study from LifeWorks found that while 82% of employees had participated in at least one aspect of a wellness program, 1 in 3 employees said that their employer needed to improve at getting them excited about their program.
Here are the ways that LifeWorks suggests communicating your workplace wellness strategy to get your employees excited about your new wellness program.Read More
What makes a company admirable?
That was the question that Forbes Magazine and the Korn Ferry Institute set out to answer when studied 486 companies to find out what the best companies looked like, and what qualities aspirational companies wished they could achieve.
According to the survey, there are three characteristics that unitie the world's top performing businesses.Read More
BSR has developed a new framework to help guide businesses through their necessary evolution to attaining and influencing sustainability. This three-part structure is broken down into three requirements that business can utilise for their own, and the worlds, benefit.
ACT - Create a business plan with a foundation of sustainability.
EMPOWER - Involve a diverse range of voices in the sustainability discussion.
INFLUENCE - Use your power and networks to change the legal and business frameworks surrounding sustainability.Read More
According to Bech Johnson from Haworth's research and innovation team "Offices tend to promote only one kind of work. They are either open and collaborated or highly segmented. It's about finding the right balance between those two types of spaces while also providing spaces for respite."Read More
As we come to the end of 2017, we take a breath and reflect on the wonderful year that it has been.
Thank you to the amazing clients who continue to partner with us. Director level service is key to what we do and we pride ourselves on the support and expertise we bring to your design journey.
A recent survey on workplace engagement has found that only one in five employees is truly engaged with their workplace. A large part of this is due to modern workplaces being too complex.
In these simple workplaces, employees can get their work done more easily, feel more productive and fulfilled which in turn creates ‘brand champions’ who tell anyone who cares to listen about the benefits of working for their organisation.
Workplace technologies are evolving at a rapid pace. Emerging technologies allow people to work smarter and be more productive. These include:
- AI (Artificial Intelligence)
- Wearable Technology
- Smarter Phones
- The Internet of things (IoT)
- The Internet of People (Wearable Technology)
- Video Conferencing
To fully take advantage of new technology, businesses need to start thinking about how they will be working in the future.
Fujitsu, in tandem with Microsoft, Citrix and PAC have commissioned a report on key trends that are impacting on the future of work. One of the key areas investigated was social change and the shift towards flexible working.Read More
Nearly one-third of knowledge workers currently employ some form of automation. Unlike their blue-collar counterparts, knowledge workers are embracing AI and Automation as a way of making their jobs easier and more fulfilling.
4 out of 5 knowledge workers believe that workplace automation will allow them to better focus on doing their jobs, that's according to Workfronts annual 'The State of Enterprise Work' report.Read More