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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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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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Happiness works

With a background in urban planning and community development work, Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director Public Services and Communities at RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) will be contributing to a discussion at next month’s Facilities ...

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Designed for Life

AECOM’s new London head office was designed by its own in-house interior designers in consultation with a multidisciplinary team of experts, and has achieved a SKA gold rating for its environmental performance and for enhancing the health and wellbeing of ...

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The Quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ measurement of knowledge worker productivity

Measuring the productivity of office occupants has become something of a ‘Holy Grail’ in FM as a way of providing evidence that the quality of the workplace environment enhances performance. But is it really possible to measure the output of ...

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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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What’s afoot?

Changing priorities in workplace design mean that flooring schemes have to be more sophisticated and adaptable than ever before New trends in workplace design are affecting the development and specification of flooring products and schemes. Workspace is becoming multifunctional, requiring ...

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All we need is love

interserve

Creating emotional connections between employees and their workplace is the key to boosting productivity and engagement, say Jeff Flanagan, managing director – commercial, Interserve, and Andrew Mawson, founding director, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Attitudes to our workplaces are changing. Turn ...

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In the zone

Has open plan had its day? Mark Conway of Active FM argues that a more intelligent approach is needed in workplace design, while Howard Barnes of 360Degrees says organisations need to consider their own unique personality Today’s office is undergoing ...

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Feeling good: building controls and their potential to optimise employee health

The potential of building control technology to reduce businesses’ energy bills and carbon footprints has been well-documented. But what isn’t quite so widely understood is the opportunity it provides to improve the effectiveness and overall health of employees, says Priva ...

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