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Floor show

Cyril Parsons of Office Principles argues that flooring is a crucial factor in the design of open-plan and agile working environments The trend for agile office design comes from a desire to introduce activity-based working spaces that allow us to ...

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Workplace Trends Conference: The changing nature of work

When it comes to predicting the workplace of the future, the autumn Workplace Trends conference has built up a high level of credibility since it was launched 15 years ago. During that period, the conference, which is curated by Environmental ...

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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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Is your open-plan office making you sick?

Certain types of office layouts can have a negative effect on the health of their occupants, new research has found. Four Stockholm University scientists examined data from nearly 2000 employees working in seven different types of office. Key to their ...

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FM conference delegates put a price on noise in the workplace

According to delegates at the recent European Facilities Management Conference (EFMC) held in Prague, organisations are losing around 24 days of working time per employee per year due to unnecessary interruptions caused by unwanted noise. At an average cost of 1.36 ...

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Over 50% of workers say open-plan office disturbances affect their productivity

Working in a shared or open-plan office is considered the norm, yet a survey of 2000 workers has revealed that a lack of acoustic treatment in these spaces is having a negative impact on employee productivity. Almost 80% of those ...

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