Tag: workspace


Impact of rates on workspace strategy

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Jan 2017

Impact of rates on workspace strategy

This April sees the first rates re-evaluation since 2010 and it likely to have a signifiant impact on many businesses notably those in London where sharp rises in rates are anticipated. This change in costs for companies is going to have a major impact on decisions made on their workspace. This might drive a need to move and downsize or to try and get more...

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Voice control in the future workplace

12

Dec 2016

Voice control in the future workplace

With the introduction of Amazon Echo we seem to have taken a step forwards in voice control of devices and of our interaction with the internet. It therefore seems likely that at some point in the future, companies will start to offer products that introduce this way of interacting into the workplace. Some commentators have already suggested that we have reached “peak keyboard”. What does...

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Headphones are a cry for privacy

09

Dec 2016

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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Central Working's space in Bloomsbury

16

Sep 2016

Workspace Trends #2 – Incubator Spaces

The demand from start-ups for co-working spaces as well as incubators and accelerators is firmly increasing.  A recent CBRE report found that 40% of companies were using or looking at some form of co-working space.  Companies are driven by a need for a cost-effective space and one that can flex with their developing needs. Co-working spaces have to deliver on an unusual range of functional...

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25

Jul 2016

Can employee engagement be improved by workspace design?

Making sure your staff are engaged with your business is clearly critical to success. There is plenty of research evidence out there to show that engaged employees are more productive, will deliver better services to your customers and will stay with you for longer.  But does the design of a workspace play a role in this? The first thing to say is that yes it...

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