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The Human Side Week 16: How can "People Analytics" transform workspace design?

Posted by Annette Davis on 31 March 2017 | 0 Comments

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Over the past decade we have undertaken manual time utilisation observation studies to track how space is used and how people spend their time. With new technologies, metadata can now be captured without the need for manual observation and analysis.

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The Human Side Week 15: Australia's 'Healthy Building Movement' to improve office design

Posted by Annette Davis on 31 March 2017 | 0 Comments

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Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) new partnership with the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), announced last year at the Green Cities 2016 conference in Sydney, highlights the recent healthy building movement in Australia.

At the moment, workplaces that integrate ‘health’ into their design aren't easy to find. It is hoped that the introduction of the International WELL Building Institute will improve workplace design for Australians.

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The Human Side Week 9: ‘Flow’ and the Immersive Experience.

Posted by Graham Kirkwood on 9 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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A recent post occupancy survey carried out by Resource asked office workers to comment on what design feature most impacted on their productivity. One feature commonly mentioned was having dual computer monitors at their workpoint.  One respondent was so enthusiastic at having two monitors that they said that everything else in the workplace is icing on the cake.

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The Human Side: Week 8 - Facilitate Process Reliability and Efficiency

Posted by Graham Kirkwood on 20 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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The focus of our blog is how the physical workplace can help to make people work more effectively and productively as individuals.  But work is more commonly about a chain of processes carried out by a number of individuals. Improving individual productivity delivers only a small benefit compared to improving the process chain. For example, when an individual completes their work and passes it on to the next person, this is where the mistakes happen, and time is wasted. This transition is called ‘Hand-off’ and the time lost during each hand-off can exceed the time it takes to complete a task by a factor of 10. According to thought leader in process engineering and founder of Business Excellence Consulting, Mark Rehn states that by reducing the number of hand-offs or improving the hand-off process, an organisation can reduce operating cost by up to 30% while increasing the quality and consistency of the outcomes.

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The Human Side: Week 6 - Encourage Physical Activity in Ergonomics for Health and Productivity

Posted by Mary Beth Caccitolo on 30 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Technology has made us the most sedentary humans in history and new devices as well as work settings are putting us in postures that compromise our health.  One of the most important factors that will provide a high return on the investment in your workplace and people is promoting employee physical health and well-being because of it's direct effect on work performance. The solution is simple to help manage the negative health effects and doesn’t come with the price tag of the latest, most advanced “ergonomic” product.

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Space Use Benchmarking: How does your workplace space ratio stack up?

Posted by Mary Beth Caccitolo on 6 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Are you determining  floor space needs for a major tenant, or your own organisation? Are you interested in how your space requirements schedule matches up to similar organisations?

 

If you are curious about how to best fitout your workplace and need insight on how to measure your space ratios read on! 

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