March 17, 2017

Are ‘Cool Offices’ the future?

Inventionland in Pittsburgh USA encompasses both a work space designed to fuel and inspire creativity but also a visitor attraction. It houses manufacturing capabilities that include metalworking, woodworking, molding, laser cutting, prototyping and circuit board construction. Inventionland in essence is…
November 13, 2014
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Subconscious Architecture: How Psychologically Friendly is your Environment?

The correlation between our built environment and its affects on mental and emotional health have been widely researched, documented and put into practice. Architect Elizabeth Danze and psychoanalyst Stephen Sonnenberg have been collectively working together to present the impact of…
November 7, 2014
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Lighting in the Workplace: Recommendations for Compliant Office Lighting

According to a study in the Journal of Public Affairs, Administration and Management on the ‘Impact of Office Design on Employees’ Productivity’ researchers found that lighting is the prime factor that affects productivity in the office. An article in lighting…
October 29, 2014
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Why Being Kind is Good for your Health and not just your Karma

According to research conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), the correlation between better physical and mental health was due to employees feeling valued. Professor of psychology and behavioural economics, Dan Ariely provides evidence that the workforce is motivated by…
October 13, 2014
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Greening up indoors: Company-wide benefits, according to research

According to a wealth of research from the USA, UK and Europe, the multiple benefits of plants and green spaces for the office are not only limited to workforce wellbeing. From staff productivity, wellbeing and reducing stress, plants are also…
October 9, 2014
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Beautiful & Healthy Working Environment at Home

A recent new report from the World Green Building Council has suggested there is “overwhelming evidence” to demonstrate how office design imperatively impacts wellbeing, health and workforce productivity. So this surely applies to the home office too. Here we have…
August 11, 2014
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CONSIDERING MUSIC IN THE WORKPLACE

There is a lot of academic research strongly suggesting the benefits of playing music in the office. It is now common practise for offices and studios to have music or the radio on. Here we present some information on the…
August 11, 2014
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EASY CARE INDOOR PLANTS FOR THE WORKPLACE

According to research undertaken by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, office plants provide a simple solution for workplace satisfaction and focus. An easy and low-cost method, we bring you a run down of some easy to maintain indoor plants…
August 11, 2014
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HEALTHY MINDS TO KICK WORK RELATED STRESS INTO TOUCH

Trends in the design of a healthier working environment, staying fit at the desk and additions such as stand-up desks are not a new thing to help promote physically healthier habits in the office. But as well as the physical,…