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Opening offices safely – CIBSE publishes ventilation and air conditioning guidance

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to ...

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IWFM research reveals many employees are anxious about returning to the office

According to a YouGov poll for the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) many office workers are concerned about going back to the office as lockdown measures begin to ease. The poll surveyed office workers across the country to ...

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BCO looks at how Covid-19 will change the workplace

According to a new thought paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO), hot-desking is likely to become less popular, screens to protect receptionists will be introduced and unisex superloos will replace gendered communal toilets as a result of Covid-19. ...

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Bringing the outside in

Janet Lowe, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses the latest flooring innovations and how they can help to reconnect building occupants with the great outdoors The benefits of bringing nature into the built environment are ...

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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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