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In 2030 workspaces will become sentinent spaces and slo-working to optimise performance and wellbeing

By 2030 we will see dramatic change as office design creates hyper-flexible, human-centric spaces to inspire new levels of productivity, according to theWorkplace Futures report by Nespresso Professional and The Future Laboratory. This implies a fundamental shift not only in how offices look, ...

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How to entice employees back in the office: Research finds it’s a combination of people, culture and office design

According the latest findings from a report published at this week’s GCUC conference by Instant and Area, 87 per cent of respondents said having a great office makes them want to actually go to work. Workplace culture, shaped by a blend ...

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Is sick building syndrome making an unwelcome comeback?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the nineties but shock new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome ...

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Workplace design is yet to nail the productivity issue

Whilst UK workers are happier with their office environment than ever before, the findings of Savills latest What Workers Want report has revealed that office design is still hindering worker productivity. What Workers Want shows significant increases in workers reporting ...

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Environmental conditions in the workplace have a major impact on productivity

Indoor air quality, lighting and room temperature all significantly affect productivity according to a new report from Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK), a subsidiary of Sharp Electronics Europe (SEE). The new report, which reviews the role of indoor air quality, ...

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Tomorrow’s people

Sarah Taylor, Managing Director of BRITA UK, shares advice on how to optimise today’s busy office space for the newest generation in the workforce Picture the average office a quarter of a century ago and compare it with one today. ...

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Time to focus

Eve Fitzhenry, Head of Marketing at Boss Design, explains why quiet space free of distractions is an essential component of modern workplace layouts If you ask office workers what they find most irritating and unproductive about their workplace, they are ...

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Behind closed doors

Sara Kassam, Head of Sustainability Development at CIBSE, explores the contribution of maintenance and engineering to creating healthy internal environments Too hot, too cold, too stuffy, too bright, too dim…we’ve all experienced spaces that just don’t feel right. The amount ...

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Study reveals C02 levels in offices are ‘silently damaging UK productivity’

The results from the first-ever practical study into UK indoor office environments has revealed that worker performance declines when CO2 levels are high and temperatures are too warm or cold. As the government and business community continues to examine new ways ...

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Flexible principles

Office environments are changing as space becomes multifunctional. Julian Sharpe, principal director at TP Bennett, looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this trend and asks if shared spaces require a different FM regime  The world of office design is ...

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