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.