Coined in 1996 by Erik Veldhoen, author of the book The Demise of the Office, the concept of activity-based working (ABW) refers to a workplace strategy that provides workers with a choice of settings for various workplace activities.…Continue reading
You may think that your competitive advantage in the marketplace relies on your patented processes or on the highly-skilled workers you managed to retain. But the truth is, people and products aren’t things that are intrinsically a company’s – competitors can easily hire away your best people and gain access to the knowledge that supports your processes.…Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges for businesses, and especially new ones, is finding the right office space. As a startup founder, you may need no more than a laptop and an internet connection to carry out your work, and you may have no problem doing it from your living-room couch, coffee shops, or even park benches.…Continue reading
The first thing you would notice if you were to observe the latest trends in startup office design is the fierce competition for being ‘cool’. Every company set out to attract the brightest of the bunch ditches the drab, unappealing C-suite for casual work spaces and relaxation areas with a raw and edgy esthetic.…Continue reading
Traditionally, the average lifespan of office design is upwards of 10+ years, but the forces that drive the workplace may shift as often as 6 months. For companies that pay a great deal of attention to fostering innovation and productivity in the office, the biggest challenge is to set up an office space that will adapt to a variable timetable of advances in technology, business objectives, and the evolution of the workforce.…Continue reading
When designing an office, it’s often easy to neglect one of the most important resources in your arsenal: your workers’ well-being.
While office design is crucial to the success of your company, the way you plan and furnish the space will do much more than support its occupants in performing their job.…Continue reading