Trends evolve with time. It’s true with fashion, cars, food, and even office design and furniture. In this industry, trends reflect the business culture.
From the way we dress for work to the way we perform our jobs, everything about the office has evolved over the years. As we prepare to say goodbye to another year and another decade, it’s a great time to look at the evolution of office design.
One of the things I’ve noticed over the course of my career is the shift many companies are making toward environmental responsibility. As we learn more about global warming and climate change, an increasing number of clients are shifting toward a more eco-friendly work environment.
With Halloween around the corner, we’re quickly approaching “holiday season.” October, November, and December all have their own distinct holidays, and each month brings with it an excuse to eat, drink, and indulge. But all that festive indulgence takes a toll on the waistline. Americans gain from one to five pounds between Halloween and
Every employee is unique. The most successful companies embrace this and build diverse organizations. It’s essential for them to create a work space that’s accessible, usable, convenient, and pleasing to use for the greatest number of people. And how do you do that? Through Universal Design. Universal Design is a term coined in the 80s.
With the unemployment rate at an all-time low, employers are getting creative about ways to attract new employees and retain existing ones. With competition to recruit and retain becoming increasingly more challenging, many companies are reassessing and redesigning the workplace in order to be able to offer a more attractive work space. I’ve said it
Research continues to show that promoting employee wellness programs to encourage physical activity improves the overall health and well being of the workforce, ultimately benefiting employers. Never has there been a more urgent need for physical activity in the workplace. According to the latest statistics, adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in seven states, 30% in 29 states, and 25%
Most business professionals spend the bulk of their time in the office, but significant changes are coming. The rise of smart devices, wearable technology, flexible working hours, and telecommuting means change in the traditional workspace. So, what might the workplace of the future look like? We ventured a guess as to the future of the office
Talk to any recruitment manager or human resources professional, and they’ll say the same thing: competition for top talent is tough. Corporate managers are getting creative with their methods for recruiting and retaining sought-after employees, presenting workplace design and office amenities as perks of the job. Here are a few design amenities employees consider to
The open office concept has been popular for over a decade. The model promotes collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Unfortunately, all that collaboration generates a lot of noise.