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Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.


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Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.

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Question Of The Week: Are Open Workspaces All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.

Will The Office Become Extinct By 2037?

New Future Vision research from the Virgin Group looks ahead to imagine what life and work might be like in 20 years.

Stairwell Boosts Connection At University Facility

At Washington University in St. Louis, updating a facility housing labs and offices included a new central stairwell.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.

Five Ways To Improve Workplace Through Space Management

Deploy intelligent (and dynamic) space planning strategies through the use of technology, coupled with other sources of insight into how employees work.

Myriad By Boss Design

This modular furniture collection provides facility planners with tools they need to accommodate many work styles.

Beyond The Red Dots: Creating Space That Works

In analyzing workplace performance data, facility executives may not want to focus primarily on how many seats are occupied — but rather on why some are not.

NYC Office Reflects Company Culture In Open Plan

Intent Media called on interior design firm JIDK to transform a segmented space into a functional and fun open office.

Firm Breathes New Life Into Old Tannery Building

Life sciences company Red Nucleus has moved into a newly redesigned space for its U.S. headquarters.

The Power Of Choice In The Workplace

The degree to which people can express their independence at work is influenced by the environment they're in and how they make use of the facility.

Hack To The Future: Amping Up The Traditional Office

Your office doesn’t have to be boring, but it probably is. While not every facilities team can implement these five office hacks to jazz up their spaces, take them as inspiration.

Workplace Needs: One Size Does Not Fit All

Staples Business Advantage 2016 Workplace Index reveals generational preferences in the office and how employers can improve happiness and productivity.

Productivity, And The Power Of Place

To boost employee engagement, facility executives focus on creating spaces that accommodate physical, cognitive, and emotional demands.

Executives, Workers Differ On Ideal Creative Environment

Managers and employees don't see eye to eye when it comes to the ideal work environment for creativity, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.

Catalysts For Office Productivity

With technology making it possible for many to work virtually anywhere, it’s important to provide spaces and amenities to help employees thrive.

CARVART glassSCREENS For Workplace Privacy And More

These room dividers delineate open space, block sound, optimize daylighting, and provide workplace privacy while encouraging collaboration.

Psychology Of The Office Space

Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.

Ergonomics Design Guidance: Six Elements

Humantech has recently made available a free e-book, “Six Ways to Apply Ergonomics in Design.” Focused on workplace and workstation design challenges, the book boils down essential ergonomic design considerations to six simple practices.

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