New doors, reduced space, plastic partitions: Your office might be getting a redesign.
Your unproductive behavior could be due to environmental factors and workspace design choices.
Developing successful workplaces involves initiatives big and small, temporary and long-lasting. In this era of constant change, transition should be considered a structural feature of the way workplaces will be built, with a new set of tools and approaches that deal with uncertainty.
There are few things in life that can suck the creative energy right out of you quite like that of a drab and boring office space. Homogenous rows of cubicles completely devoid of personality might be the worst, but generic beige walls and bland carpets are horribly oppressive in their own right.
The tech giant is really living up to its name.
Lists: I love them. Especially at this time of year. So here is one of the many lists I've written in anticipation of 2016. This one is for when a client asks me, "what's going to happen in digital?". Steal liberally!
The workplace can affect the physiological and psychological performance of people, so it is necessary to work with the users to codesign places that energize, encourage social interaction and collaboration, and enhance personal control.
The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.
We seem to have adjusted our performance metrics so that good means great, which surely is just not good enough. Healthy, committed and inspired people help businesses perform better, so how wonderful would it be if we aspired to be in optimum health and do great work as the norm?
Not that long ago, work was a place. Now, it's a state of mind.