Tuesday, January 22, 2019

​Bringing Focus Back to the Open Office - Research Report


Companies love the open office because it saves money, but people struggle to stay focused. Here’s how to keep everyone happy.

Seventy percent of US office workers now work in open-plan offices. While the press loves to disparage the open office, a massive global study shows that nine out of ten of the highest performing workplaces are either fully or extensively open plan. That may be because a thoughtfully designed open plan can create conditions that encourage engagement. People are more likely to be engaged at work if they can move around, have privacy when they need it, and have access to spaces that let them connect with coworkers. 
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Canvas Vista by Herman Miller makes small workstations feel big and inviting


Canvas Vista is a system of desks with a clever design that trims the size of workstations, freeing up space for more people or diverse settings. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Industry experts weigh in on the future of co-working

As coworking activity continues to increase in the U.S., including doubling inventory in the past couple of years in major markets, industry experts and asset owners are beginning to study what the future holds for this fast-growing segment.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

​Turn Your Open Office into a Productive Office - Research Report


Recent surveys of people in open workspaces find that noise, distractions, and lack of privacy and personal space consistently top the list of dissatisfactions, and that people feel they are less productive as a result. The good news is that there is a better—and more cost-effective way—to help people make sense of and find comfort in an open office. By implying space, you can transform an open-office environment into an intuitive, productive workplace without making a costly investment in inflexible, permanent walls.
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