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
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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.
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
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
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
The ideal workplace showcases innovative and inventive design. That’s according to a new report by financial firm Capital One.
The report was based on a broad sample of 2,500 American professionals and revealed some of the ways that workplace design influences productivity and happiness whilst at work.
“As a data-driven company, it makes sense to get insights from our major markets to ensure that our strategy aligns with the expectations of top talent”.Read More
Technology has changed the way we work. Organisations who realise this are coming out ahead. One of the ways to do this is through adopting technology and flexible working styles into the workplace.
Companies who create collaborative spaces outperform their competitors in responsive leadership and employee connectedness. That’s according to new research conducted by Nick van der Meulen (Rotterdam School of Management, Eramus University (USM) and MIT’s Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR).Read More
A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group 'Boosting Performance Through Organisational Design' has found six key factors of workplace design that define top performing organisations.
The study focused on what separates top performing organisations (those with high levels of growth and profitability) from other companies.Read More
A new JLL Research study has found that 70% of employees say that happiness at work is the best ingredient for a unique work experience.
“In the future of work, experience really should be a major focus to drive a high level of satisfaction from work,” says Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Research at JLL. “People are craving authenticity in their lives - and their careers.”
Future friendly workplace strategy should focus on the human element.Read More
The 'gig economy' refers to employees hiring freelancers instead of full or part time staff. 1 in 6 workers in the UK are already part of the gig-economy. This number is expected to rise due to:
- Technology enabling location independent work.
- Past success of companies embracing flexible working arrangements.
- Agile employers embracing the gig economy as a cost saving measure.
So what does the gig economy mean for the workplace?Read More
On average, employee wellness programs generate returns of about 3 to 1. Over 90% of organisations were already providing employee wellness programs, and it is a trend that will continue to rise in importance as organisations compete for the best people.Read More