The rehabilitation of open plan office design
Open plan office design gets such a bad press these days that it’s time to redress the balance and consider the things at which it succeeds.
How evidence based design is reshaping the very world around us
In practice, most workspaces are still based on the experience and intuition of architects and designers, who come up with a design solution with only minimal input from occupiers. While…
Could workplace directors deliver a customer experience like a ‘service brand’?
Why is there such a gap between the level of service you would expect in a hotel and that which you are likely to receive in so many workplaces?
The design of work and the work of design
Design thinking offers a new way of looking at broader business problems.
How flexible office space drives sustainability
The flexibility to choose where and how to work can be a double-edged sword, but when done correctly opens new vistas of choice and engagement
The future of the workplace is stranger than we can imagine
The integration of physical and digital workplaces is opening up new opportunities for the way people collaborate
An updated building standard aims to square the circle of environmental and business…
One of the world’s most popular environmental standards has been updated. The changes are designed to strengthen the link between business strategy, environmental issues and building…
A New Zealand perspective on workplace transformation
The modernization of work has only led to it being more intense and controlled. It’s time we introduced a new age of working based on relationships and not rules; people and not process
The Genesis of ideation and where we go to have our best ideas
An exploration of the genesis of ideas and the mechanisms behind ideation and the growing importance of creativity at work as an integral part of both business and personal development
Careers: The Mars City Project – Gamification for High Schools
The Mars City Project run by the IFMA Foundation in conjunction with NASA finds an imaginative way to engage the minds of young facilities managers.