Tag: office design


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May 2016

Psychology of Collaboration – a talk from Herman Miller

Last night the CCD team attended a talk at Herman Miller on the Psychology of Collaboration as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.  The talk was based on research Herman Miller commissioned with Nigel Oseland. There was some interesting evidence on how poor many people see their workspace as supporting the work they are trying to do – around half of people think their workspaces is...

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Whiteboard areas in CERN's design office

23

Oct 2015

Sit/Stand – a personal experience

Just back from three years working in Copenhagen and thought I’d share a few thoughts on sit/stand desks in the workplace. First, in Denmark, all office workplaces are required to be sit/stand.  This, and the right to have a certain level of daylight in the office, is what you’d expect of the Scandi work ethos. So how does this bobbing up and down work in...

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Sit/Stand – a personal experience

14

Oct 2015

Wellbeing in workspace design – the sitting question

Back in June we wrote a piece about standing more at work in this blog and it seems the interest in the influence of workspace design on wellbeing is only growing.  We recently attending a Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors event on the topic which featured a talk from Tim Hunter on what works in getting people to stand up and move around more...

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Wellbeing in workspace design – the sitting question

05

Jun 2015

Standing more at work?

There has been a lot of coverage in the media recently around a newly published study that says office workers should spend more time at work on their feet. The study focuses on the benefits of standing at work because a clear link has been established between productivity and standing for certain tasks. Of course, as the study acknowledges, there are lots of other things...

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Standing more at work?

23

Oct 2014

Better workspaces help drive better customer service

The recent UK Customer Service Institute survey showed that, across all sectors, levels of customer satisfaction have fallen in recent years.  The economic situation is of course playing a part and this is potentially driving some organisations, as the economy recovers, to push for winning new customers at the expense of focusing on serving existing customers.  Consumer expectations are also going upwards, they are more likely to...

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28

Nov 2013

Ergonomics of new technology changing office design

Technology we use at work is changing.  Laptops, smartphones, tablets are all providing mobility over the predominant desktop PC.  Much of this has developed to help us work on the road but it is also having an impact on the way our offices and workspaces are designed. The shortcoming of the desktop has always been that it fixes us to a desk, a single work...

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Ergonomics of new technology changing office design