TOTM: Workplace Design | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Workers prefer personal, private office space, but varied office types — including both collaborative and quiet spaces — help them be as productive as possible.


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Workers prefer personal, private office space, but varied office types — including both collaborative and quiet spaces — help them be as productive as possible.

TOTM: Workplace Design

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. TOTM: Workplace Design articles below.


Employees Prefer Variety When It Comes To Office Space

Workers prefer personal, private office space, but varied office types — including both collaborative and quiet spaces — help them be as productive as possible.

Office Fit Outs And Connectivity

Here are five ways to help reduce IT spend when setting up new office space. Plus, 10 trends shaping the digital workplace.

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

Duality Of Workplace Design Strategy

When it comes to workplace design strategy, consider the evolution in emerging big data design versus the traditional approach.

Designing For Innovation In The Workplace

A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration.

Planning The Perfect Meeting Shouldn’t Be Hard Work

NFS Technology Group's CEO discusses four critical questions to consider when it comes to meeting room technology and space planning/management.

Davies Office Recognized For Supply Chain Excellence

A leading provider of sustainable workplace solutions, the company received the 2019 Supply Chain Sustainability Excellence Award from Con Edison.

Workplace Productivity Torched By Game Of Thrones?

With the Game of Thrones series finale near — "Absence is coming," according to a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos.

Co-workers Are Biggest Distraction In Open Offices

A new survey finds Gen Z employees are most productive when working around noise, while Baby Boomers need quiet to get work done.

Employees Would Choose Job Happiness Over A Bigger Paycheck

Most employees in France, Germany, and the U.K. work in open office layouts; the U.S. is slightly behind with 30% working in private offices and 25% in open floor plans.

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.

Is Noise A Problem In The Office Space You Manage?

A just released study from Interface helps inform facility managers on the importance of acoustical solutions for the current and future workforce.

3D Scans For Mechanical Room Renovations

This buildings technology has changed the way MEP renovations can be designed, phased, and budgeted, especially where mechanical systems are mission-critical to facility operations.

Taking A Break

In offices that feature a variety of space types, breakrooms still remain a central draw.

Existing Furniture In New Spaces

When redesigning office space, blending new and old often yields valuable outcomes.

The Productivity Problem In Office Design

Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it?

Credit Union Pursues WELL Certification

In Vancouver, WA, HAPO Community Credit Union designed its newest branch to achieve WELL certification from the International WELL Building Institute.

Ideas For Lobby Renovations

Lobby design in many buildings has evolved from pass-through spaces to areas where occupants sit and stay a while.

READYMADE Collection Adds Sit/Stand Desk, Wall System Solutions

MASHstudios is expanding its READYMADE collection of office furnishings with the new COCO sit/stand desk and KINNEY wall system.

Maars Living Walls To Unveil AXES

AXES doors pivot on axis points to become acoustic wall system; will be introduced at NeoCon 2018.

Employees The Focus Of New AAA HQ Interior Design

In keeping with the organization's mission, HGA designed the headquarters to include collaborative spaces and embrace a fun, road trip atmosphere.

New Report Highlights Designing For Activity Based Work

Data in the 2018 Workplace Report from NYC-based Ted Moudis Associates Data points to employee experience as the primary driver for companies redesigning their workplace.

JLL InSite Takes Guesswork Out Of Workplace Planning

The new technology tool and service helps companies compare locations and envision new space with 3D walk-through visualizations and integrated budgeting.

Did You Miss Our Reducing Noise Distractions, Achieving Speech Privacy Webinar?

This free video webinar demystifies the topic of speech privacy and sound masking, shows you how to set goals for levels of speech privacy, and addresses how privacy performance is measured.

New WorldGBC Report Urges Companies To Make Green Improvements

The World Green Building Council report highlights the economic benefits of green building and showcases improved occupant satisfaction when health, wellbeing, and productivity features are implemented in existing green structures.

Workplace Design To Support Work

Facility executives can have great impact on productivity through workplace design.

Design For Tech Offices

At a recent discussion hosted by Poppin, four panelists shared how they approach space planning and what they consider successful office design.

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Portfolio

The streamlined certification pathway for multiple existing buildings will leverage efficiencies and drive health and wellness improvements across portfolios.

7 Tips For Maximizing Productivity In An Open Office

Keeping an open office productive, orderly, and comfortable can be a challenge. Learn how you can make sure the open office idea works for your organization.

Multi-Panel LED Skylight Displays By Super Bright LEDs

These artificial LED skylight systems contain either 2-foot-by-2-foot or 2-foot-by-4-foot LED panel lights in various quantities.

Boston’s Constitution Center Transforming Into Creative Workspace

Shoes.com will relocate its headquarters to 31,000 square feet of customized open workspace within the revamped waterfront facility, renamed Constitution Wharf.

Workplace Automation: Predictions And Reality

Not all human skills can be replicated by a machine no matter how sophisticated. Here’s how smart organizations are strategically automating workplace tools to boost human capabilities.

Wurf Board From JumpSport, Inc.

This air-spring platform encourages people who use standing desks to perform constant micro movements; virtually exercising while working.

Friday Funny: What Is Your Desk Personality?

Whether it’s immaculately neat, or a total mess, your desk provides insight into who you are and how you like to work. Check out this infographic then take a fun interactive quiz to discover your unique desk personality!
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Top 25 Cities For Sustainable Workplaces

In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.

Streamlined Is Smarter For Some Workplace Tech

Proper infrastructure to support current and future technologies throughout a workplace is at the crux of delivering on occupant needs.

Dry Erase Desk By Writeyboard

The Mark Cuban-backed company brings the convenience of whiteboard technology to your desk.

Myriad By Boss Design

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

Five Trends Shaping Healthcare Places And Spaces

In uncertain times, patient-centered care demands a patient-centered approach to real estate, according to a new report from JLL.

Building Safety Month Week 2: Building Design Solutions For All Ages

As Baby Boomers prepare to retire—will the built environment be ready for them?

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