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An office environment's design is critical to encouraging productivity in the workplace
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Office Design Tips That Foster Creativity and Productivity in the ...

Office Design Tips That Foster Creativity and Productivity in the ... | Office Design | Scoop.it
Office design plays an important role in workplace productivity. Good design boosts employee morale and improves performance. Studies also suggest it fosters creativity. Work with a fit out company to develop a design that ...
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Innovation Excellence | For Innovation: Culture Trumps Office Design

Innovation Excellence | For Innovation: Culture Trumps Office Design | Office Design | Scoop.it
Innovation Labs, either accelerators or corporate bunkers, are now becoming commonplace. As a result, workspace design is booming. Workplace design exerts a powerful force on behavior, but what is its direct influence to innovation?
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Workplace design exerts a powerful force on behavior, but what is its direct influence to innovation?

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5 Big Trends that WIll Dominate Office Designs in 2014 - Design & Trend

5 Big Trends that WIll Dominate Office Designs in 2014 - Design & Trend | Office Design | Scoop.it
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5 Big Trends that WIll Dominate Office Designs in 2014
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Offices have clearly changed over the last 50 years (watch any episode of Mad Men and this will be quite clear).
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"Offices designed in 2014 must reflect the needs of modern-day employees and invoke collaboration, flexibility, mobility and more." 

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Tips for boosting productivity with good office design

Tips for boosting productivity with good office design | Office Design | Scoop.it
Offices can be terrible places to work in, so how can they be changed for the better?
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Researchers into business performance are increasingly finding that many offices are unsatisfactory places to work, inspiring neither good ideas nor high levels of productivity.

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What a difference a color (scheme) makes - Innovative Office Solutions

What a difference a color (scheme) makes - Innovative Office Solutions | Office Design | Scoop.it
Whether you are designing a new office or re-designing the one you have, the right color scheme is a great way to influence your environment.
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Whether you are designing a new office or re-designing the one you have, the right color scheme is a great way to influence your environment.

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Fix This Workplace: The Importance of Office Design

Fix This Workplace: The Importance of Office Design | Office Design | Scoop.it
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) – As part of Bloomberg Businessweek's Fix This/Workplace series, Ideo’s Tom Eich explains how reconfiguring office design can improve productivity. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Nice 4:35 minute video

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‘Hacked’ Offices: The Future of Workplace Design?

‘Hacked’ Offices: The Future of Workplace Design? | Office Design | Scoop.it
What does the workplace of the future look like? Shawn Gehle, of Gensler, explains in this TEDx Talk that with over 10 billion square feet of existing (‘Hacked’ Offices: The Future of Workplace Design?
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Wonderful video - worth the 10:47 viewing

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Working In Style: Companies boost productivity with updates to office design

Working In Style: Companies boost productivity with updates to office design | Office Design | Scoop.it
Retailers have known it for decades: incorporating the brand into interior design has a powerful marketing impact.
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It's no longer enough to slap a logo on your product and website. The company identity has to be a part of the spaces where the work is being done each day, too. 

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Mark Eltringham: The greatest challenge for the modern workplace is how to engineer serendipity

Mark Eltringham: The greatest challenge for the modern workplace is how to engineer serendipity | Office Design | Scoop.it
It’s not often that workplace management becomes national news but that happened at the end of February when  the world …
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When the workplace exists as bricks and mortar, as digital space and as an abstract thought in somebody’s head, what are we to make of it and what becomes of the roles of the three once demarcated professions most in touch with these aspects of the workplace: HR, IT and facilities management?

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Steve Gillies's curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:16 AM

Nice article on flexble working and bump into opportunities...

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Ideal Settings - Herman Miller

Ideal Settings - Herman Miller | Office Design | Scoop.it
Herman Miller’s Living Office provides people with a variety of Settings—spaces optimized to support work and interaction. Each of the 10 Settings are distinct in purpose, scale, and sociability.
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Ideal Office Design - a Recipe for Productivity.


Excellent,worthy read - 10 ingredients for a highly productive office.

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The Open-Office Trap

The Open-Office Trap | Office Design | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
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Though multitasking millennials seem to be more open to distraction as a workplace norm, the wholehearted embrace of open offices may be ingraining a cycle of underperformance in their generation: they enjoy, build, and proselytize for open offices, but may also suffer the most from them in the long run.

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gillian barker's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:01 AM

so we''ll all be in little boxes........

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The decline and fall of the private office

The decline and fall of the private office | Office Design | Scoop.it
'I don’t believe in offices. They’re a thing of the past. Offices produce things like a conventional company'
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63% of people want a private office but only 30% of people get one.
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Millennials: Designing for Tomorrow's Talent - Commercial Observer

Millennials: Designing for Tomorrow's Talent - Commercial Observer | Office Design | Scoop.it
Millennials: Designing for Tomorrow's Talent
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Right now, the biggest factor in workplace design is the generational shift that is underway.
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The millennial generation is the most educated and tech-savvy to date but also, largely due to the economic environment and the timing of their graduations dovetailing with the Great Recession, possesses the least work experience.


So designing an office with millennials in mind is strategic.

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Office Design – Jan ‘14 | Top of the List | Blog/News

Office Design – Jan ‘14 | Top of the List | Blog/News | Office Design | Scoop.it
After a lull during the holiday season, January has seen a resurgence in the number of office design articles. In this issue, I will review the best of the bunch.
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It Doesn't Matter Whether Or Not You Like Your Open Office - Co.Exist

It Doesn't Matter Whether Or Not You Like Your Open Office - Co.Exist | Office Design | Scoop.it
It Doesn't Matter Whether Or Not You Like Your Open Office
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If you've been following news about workplace design in the popular media, you might believe that the open workplace has run its course.
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While there’s no shortage of bad workplaces , there are two big flaws with the now common claim that openness is bad.

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The Science of Office Design

The Science of Office Design | Office Design | Scoop.it
From ceiling height to lighting, there's more research than ever before on how our environment impacts our cognitive performance.
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"...through the lenses of science and simulation, we are able to supplement, support and even challenge our intuition about what makes a great space. Through tests, we can understand the consequences of a particular design on the workers who are operating within it.”:  Andrew Heumann

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Sodexo's 2014 Workplace Trends

Sodexo's 2014 Workplace Trends | Office Design | Scoop.it
Sodexo's 2014 Workplace Trends
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98 pg #Workplace Trends 2014 by Sodexo

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The Open Office Controversy | HRTalentManagement

The Open Office Controversy | HRTalentManagement | Office Design | Scoop.it
The importance of collaboration in the workplace has become a controversial topic among organizations who seek to make the most of group interaction, including the trend of open office designs. A study for the U.S.
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..balance between group and individual is key to developing a working environment that fosters both the social and cognitive components of an effective workspace.

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For innovation: culture trumps office design | Game-Changer

For innovation: culture trumps office design | Game-Changer | Office Design | Scoop.it
You can’t build your way to innovation prowess. Culture drives everything, and without the right culture there can be no innovation, just words.
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No space, for instance, can change a culture that is risk-averse or that stifles experimenting, partnering, or sharing.

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The Culture Of Color And Your Office Space | DZone

The Culture Of Color And Your Office Space | DZone | Office Design | Scoop.it
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Office appearance is one of the top factors (along with lighting, temperature, and comfortable office furniture) most associated with employee satisfaction in their work environment.

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Tech leads the way in office design

Tech leads the way in office design | Office Design | Scoop.it
Law firms, investment banks and research groups are just a few of the types of companies that are transforming their offices to look more like their tech neighbors down the street.
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Randy Howder says,"Even more established companies are realizing that an office space should be reflective of who you are and how you feel most comfortable, particularly because they're competing for the same clients and talent as tech companies."

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Gensler Design Forecast 2014 | Gensler

Gensler Design Forecast 2014 | Gensler | Office Design | Scoop.it
A look at global trends—and how design responds—in the coming year
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SIX DESIGN META-TRENDS

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Open Offices: Ruining Productivity, Lives, Since the '50s

Open Offices: Ruining Productivity, Lives, Since the '50s | Office Design | Scoop.it
Open offices are bad for us: they make us less productive, less healthy, and less happy to be at work. Ample research suggests that we'd be better off returning to the days of offices with doors -- or, at the very least cubicles with higher walls.
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...privacy and quiet are actually pretty important when you're trying to create just about anything.

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The Google effect on office design - Officeionado

The Google effect on office design - Officeionado | Office Design | Scoop.it
The tech giant has set a new benchmark in workplace cool, but is including pinball machines in your office design right for your team?
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 In today’s office design, cubicles are dead, shared desks, hot-desk pods and quirky breakout spaces are in (at the very least).

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K2 Space's comment, February 17, 2014 3:54 PM
I can see this being a great idea for the future and I think you will see this in many more companies.
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Open Plan Office Design - Battle Lines | Top of the List | Blog/News

Open Plan Office Design - Battle Lines | Top of the List | Blog/News | Office Design | Scoop.it
In this issue of "Top-of-the-List" I will detour a little from my traditional article review and take a look at the larger picture: the battle lines of open plan office designs.
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Open plan office designs may foster collaboration and innovation among your knowledge workers. But as Gensler says, an open plan must be complemented with private space for focused work.

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