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Building Trust: The First Step to a Successful Flexible Workplace

As many organisations look at redesigning their workplaces and shifting into flexible working approaches like activity-based working and teleworking, a structured change management program can have a big impact on how well employees and teams embrace such changes. Flexible workplaces are often positioned as…

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Lockers Will Be Required for the Future of Collaborative Workspaces

Recently a colleague asked me why suddenly office planners are adopting lockers in the workplace, something historically confined to schools or sports facilities. Again the issue here is about personal space under attack, all be it for all the right reasons this time. The way we…

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Large Companies and Their Move to Efficiently Use Space

Whenever I get into a discussion of the future of work- and more specifically ideas related to more efficient use of office space like hot desking, agile working, smart working, or the ‘new working’– there are usually two responses. Either people believe it to…

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Flexible Workplaces: Lessons Learned From Educational Environments

The educational environments that we develop and learn within shape our expectations of the work environments where we later work. The two environments are progressively becoming similar, as both fundamentally continue to support activities related to learning, focusing, collaborating and socializing. Traditionally, the dominant…

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Is Working from Home really the answer?

Thought home-based staff were unproductive? You’ll be shocked at number of workplace distractions Staff working from home are prone to distractions – the TV is in full view, the couch is comfy and the fridge is nearby. Despite what you may think, home workers…

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The Changing Workplace: From Me to We

Traditionally, work and the workspace were focused on the individual, with every employee in the company having an allocated workpoint, which became a symbol of their status and identity. Although sometimes used politically, the allocated workpoint ultimately served a positive purpose, allowing individual employees to express who…

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SMART OFFICES- MindTree-Liberate Chair

Featherlite had supplied over 7000 chairs during the growth curve of Mindtree which had served them for over 15 years in the most demanding conditions including 24/7 operations. Keeping abreast with the latest Ergonomic preferences, Mindtree decided to replace these chairs and this time…

Diverse Personalities and the Workplaces that Support Them

Physical workplaces are developed to support the work needs of a diverse range of employees and teams, and different types of work require different types of support. The four work modes that need to be supported by workplaces include focusing, leaning, collaborating and socializing.…

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Are Your Employees Ready For Workplace Change?

Organisations today need to frequently change and even transform in order to survive. For organisational change, such as workplace change, to be successful, the workforce needs to the ready for the change. To assist organisations in getting workplace change right, we can draw from…