Tech

Experts say that when offices reopen, group work areas might replace the ‘seas and seas’ of single desks, while workers stay home for individual tasks. Here’s what the ‘new’ open office could be like.

With thousands of white-collar employees having adapted to working from home due to coronavirus-driven shutdowns, many have posited that the office environment may not have a place in the future. And some have said the open office – a densified floor plan characterised by work stations cut out of large, […]
Experts say that when offices reopen, group work areas might replace the ‘seas and seas’ of single desks, while workers stay home for individual tasks. Here’s what the ‘new’ open office could be like.
News

How an architecture firm designed its office to make its workers healthier and more collaborative, with movable ‘green walls’ and air quality control

The architecture firm M Moser designs offices that foster collaboration, beginning with environmental factors. The company’s Manhattan office features temperature-changing lights, movable “green walls” with plant life, and air quality control monitors. The goal, according to M Moser designers and strategists, is to create an office that actually makes workers […]
How an architecture firm designed its office to make its workers healthier and more collaborative, with movable ‘green walls’ and air quality control
Strategy

A buzzy architecture firm designed the perfect office for collaboration. We took a tour inside and saw how colour-changing lights and air filters can make you more productive.

Business Insider toured architecture firm M Moser’s New York City office. The firm designs workplaces that optimise productivity and collaboration. Features of the office include “free address” workspaces, meaning employees don’t have assigned seats; a variety of desks that range from standing to lounges; and green walls that improve air […]
A buzzy architecture firm designed the perfect office for collaboration. We took a tour inside and saw how colour-changing lights and air filters can make you more productive.
Lifestyle

Bloomberg says he’ll trade the Oval Office for an ‘open office plan’ in the East Room if elected — and is being mercilessly mocked for it on Twitter

Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is being mocked on Twitter for his plan to rearrange the White House if elected. Bloomberg’s “open office plan” includes turning the White House’s East Room into a space where the President and his staff can work together – saving the Oval Office for “official […]
Bloomberg says he’ll trade the Oval Office for an ‘open office plan’ in the East Room if elected — and is being mercilessly mocked for it on Twitter
Strategy

7 ways American work habits have changed in the past 10 years

American work habits have evolved over the past 10 years. Americans today work longer hours than ever, have trouble disconnecting from work, and are commuting longer and longer distances to get to work. They also are more likely than ever to work from home and participate in the gig economy. […]
7 ways American work habits have changed in the past 10 years
Strategy

A Portland design firm purposely skipped office Ping-Pong tables and video games to get more employees to leave work on time

Perks in the workplace sometimes subtly discourage you from leaving the office on time. That’s why Portland design firm Work & Co decided against including fun distractions, like Ping-Pong tables. Employees tend to value traditional benefits like 401-Ks and paid-time-off policies anyway. Snazzy workplace perks aren’t always innocuous. Sure, free […]
A Portland design firm purposely skipped office Ping-Pong tables and video games to get more employees to leave work on time
Strategy

Goldman is moving its top executives to open offices — but the science says it will be a catastrophe for productivity and health

Goldman Sachs will adopt a more open floor plan, Business Insider’s Dakin Campbell reported. While well-intentioned, science suggests a move toward open offices will leave employees stressed and unproductive. Employees will get more distracted, leading to more time wasted. They will also get sick more and might dampen enthusiasm for […]
Goldman is moving its top executives to open offices — but the science says it will be a catastrophe for productivity and health