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Blending in

Today’s workplaces have to accommodate a diverse cross-section of employees. Michael Page, Director of Saracen Interiors talks about the need to combine comfort and efficiency with the wow factor Offices are no longer utilitarian spaces where employees from a company ...

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Fluid workspace

When Morrison Utility Services took over smart metering operations for Thames Water, one of the team’s first moves was to create a workspace that supported its open, collaborative, customer-focused ethos Some of the most important organisations in the UK are ...

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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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Combatting the January blues with nature  

Superstitious folk believe leaving a Christmas tree and other festive decorations up beyond the 12th day after Christmas day brings bad luck. But who’s to say you can’t brighten up the office with some greenery throughout the year? Keeping a fir ...

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A sense of place

Art in the workplace is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing, engagement and a sense of belonging, says Tazie Taysom of art consultancy Artiq Placemaking is a well-established concept in the fields of urban planning and design management, where it ...

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Back to the Future: a journey through 100 years of design

From the inside of the Metronaps’ sleep pod in Wagstaff’s showroom, it’s quite easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world. A VR game is in full swing in the space ...

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Access all areas

All opportunities are equal… but some opportunities are more equal than others argues Bruce Cantrill, Head of Marketing and New Business at CMD who advises on way of creating an all-inclusive workplace The first rule for creating a successful company ...

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Creating a ‘clean air zone’

As more evidence is found that the air quality at work can directly affect health and productivity, Business Specialist at Office Depot, Nigel Crunden suggests ways in which FMs can improve workers’ breathing space The UK is currently undergoing an ...

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