Tag: wellbeing


Headphones are a cry for privacy

Office design that boosts workplace wellbeing

The recent “Future Office” feature in The Times included a piece on some of the issues around wellbeing in the workplace and how good design could improve this important aspect of business management. CCD’s David Watts contributed to the piece, commenting on the importance of considering privacy, individual work and personality in the workspace.  “Everyone’s got headphones on, which is a cry for privacy,” says...

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A design workshop using a scale model

Value of staff involvement in workspace design

The creation of a new workspace is almost always linked to some form of change within a company. Often it is about finding new ways of working but it might also be a more significant organisational change. What is usually overlooked is the role that the design process can play in supporting this change. The new workspace is usually developed to facilitate and enable the change....

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Sit/Stand – a personal experience

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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Wellbeing in workspace design – the sitting question

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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Helping Dell Communicate Good Ergonomics for CAD Users

Helping Dell Communicate Good Ergonomics for CAD Users

We’ve just finished working with Dell on a brief guide to workstation design, health and wellbeing for CAD users.  The brief was to help users of Dell CAD workstation equipment to improve the set-up their workstations through the use of good ergonomics. It needed us to stop and think about what kind of things make CAD users different from normal computer users. This covered things...

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Standing more at work?

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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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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