Thursday, March 31, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

What To Look For In An Office Chair [Infographic]

The infographic below comes from Omnicore designer Salman Aslam. As Aslam explains in his accompanying blog post, sitting at work is now considered the new smoking, with numerous scientific studies suggesting that too much sitting can have serious health consequences.

But the reality is, for most people sitting is inevitable. The important thing is to ensure you are sitting correctly and using ergonomic equipment that won’t strain your neck of back. Aslam’s infographic breaks tried-and-proven down solutions for sitters: from perfecting the ideal seated position to the must-have features in an ergonomic chair.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Do you experience workplace loneliness?

Workplace loneliness is a real problem. For 45 hours a week I feel isolated | Anonymous

I have a good job which I enjoy, but in a bustling office I feel entirely alone. Employers need to tackle this, both for work performance and for people like me.



Wednesday, March 02, 2016

5 Ways to Create an Office Where People Can Relax and Do Their Best work

If you and your team 'live at the office,' it should be comfortable and welcoming.

How often have you heard someone say that they "practically live" at the office? Or called people at 7 or 8 p.m. and found them still at their desks? The fact is, we all put in way too many hours at our desks. And today's coolest office designs take that fact into account by giving us spaces to work where we can be relaxed and comfortable, give full attention to our work.



Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Why Redesigning Your Office Could Be the Key to Your Company's Success

The process of designing space that supports your company culture and business needs can be as valuable as the end result.

While the open office trend has dominated the tech scene, it has also become a hotly debated and divisive topic. Having witnessed an evolution of work spaces over 20 years, I will maintain that going "open plan" has been one of the most important things we did at my company, LivePerson (check out how we did it here). There is a right way and wrong way to do it. There needs to be a lot of close collaboration when deciding to move into an open office format and a careful balancing of design decisions with the nature of your business. Before making any major investment in an office redesign, you also need to consider if it reflects your culture, mission, and core values. Not to sound cheesy, but the journey is really as important as the destination.