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With space for casual, unplanned interactions and enhanced collaboration, the physical workplace remains an important element of a company's culture.
While the workplace will undoubtedly come back, it will also look very different. A JLL expert shares insight and practical strategies.
Allsteel has embraced Poka-yoke as a guiding product-design philosophy to help employees adapt to evolved workspaces and reinforced goals, such as distancing in workstations and shared spaces, traffic flow, and safer behavior.
Facility professionals are evaluating long-term impacts from the pandemic shutdown. Some are exploring concepts and designs for the post-recovery office.
Comprised of three distinctly pre-curated workspaces, “JLL’s office design collection” can refresh a company’s office space in as little as six months.
The architecture firm's survey of more than 5,000 office workers found workplace effectiveness and experience have declined, due to continued dramatic shifts in the way people are working.
Successful workplaces are not designed by looks alone. Purpose-based design is about finding the right balance between looks and functionality.
The maker of standing desks and risers offers more than furniture today, and the company's new name, Vari, reflects its evolution.
Taking employee safety into consideration can bolster positive attitudes and prevent disaster. Here are six ways to improve safety in an office environment.
Look at ways to support productivity, employee wellness, and sustainability in order to modernize and future-proof your office spaces.
Facility Executive spoke with Chris Roy, director of creative design at OTL, Inc., about considerations for water features inside and out of facilities.
Advancements in hardware and software have made it possible for facility space planners to transform virtually any space into a collaborative work area.
Change management through relocation provides the opportunity for organizations reinvent, modernize, and evolve to new behaviors and culture.
The reimagined Halas Hall in Lake Forest, IL features state-of-the-art facilities for players and staff.
The 2019 Workplace Report from Ted Moudis Associates indicates employee well-being is becoming a primary driver for tailored work environments.
Benefits should exceed costs when office ergonomics is done right.
A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration.
The June 2019 issue looks at the impact of workplace design on productivity, plus smart buildings, green cleaning, energy management, and more.
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.
Whether designing a new office or changing an existing space, here are some things to consider when remote working is part of the plan.
H. Hendy Associates, an interior architecture and planning firm, designed a new Southern California manufacturing facility for MEP leader Southland Industries.
Office design plays an essential role in reducing stress for adults with autism, who may have sensitivities to noise, bright lights, and social interactions common at work
The 2019 Staples Workplace Survey finds employees value having a choice when it comes to where they work and the environments that inspire them to be most productive.
Known for its height-adjustable standing desk, the Coppell, TX based company is branching out to offer flexible office environments for start-ups and other fast-growing firms.
Whether or not your facility pursues WELL Building Standard certification (now in version 2), there are many steps that can be implemented for improved workplace wellness.
PPG Paints has chosen Night Watch as the 2019 Color of the Year.
U.S. firms are out in front on creating activity-based offices, according to recent survey.
Sensor technology is on the rise for use in workplace design and evaluation processes.
A series of roundtable discussions convened by BHDP Architecture reveals importance of “three Ds” of workplace innovation.
In a fifth biennial global benchmarking study, “once alternative” workplace strategies were examined with insights from more than 130 organizations.
Workplace data tells a story, and facility management’s interpretation matters.
Retaining talent is a leading concern for businesses these days, and it all comes down to workplace experience and authenticity.
How do you incorporate biophilia — a connection to nature — into a facility? Here are four strategies that are easier than you may think.
Located in San Francisco, this event is focused on how to maximize productivity, connectivity, and well-being in the workplace.
In a recent survey of U.S. and UK workers, access to natural light was found to be an important factor in their level of job satisfaction.
A second annual Capital One Workplace Environment Survey finds flexibility remains high on the list of priorities for employees.
Keep these three things in mind when using cloud-based, workspace technology to optimize office space.
Cultivating a healthy indoor environment can begin with sound daylighting strategies.
Launched in London, this charity event organized by workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates shines a spotlight this June on innovative workspaces throughout New York City.
Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it?