customer value, brand, technology, workplace, engagement, culture,
Flow, productivity, technology, workplace, operations, Visual Performance Management,
workplace, ergonomics, health, well-being, behaviors, physical activity, technology, Alan Hedge, postures, dynamic workplace, innovation, work performance
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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human-centric design, workplace, flexibility, user-control, workplace technology
With the influx of new technologies and alternative workplace solutions today, it is easy to adopt these as so called quick fixes, with little regard to the impact on human performance and wellbeing. However, there are timeless, reoccurring patterns in human behaviour to be considered when adopting new technologies or workplace solutions. What is a ‘pattern’? A pattern describes human physiological and psychological factors that repeat over and over again which impact on performance and wellbeing. The best workplace solution addresses these patterns as much as the functional, technological and business aspects of the problem, in effort to keep employees happy and productive in the workplace.
This might seem obvious however there are few examples of how the workplace can leverage these patterns and fewer still that measure the results.
We have distilled a number of patterns into a list of workplace objectives which we have developed over the past thirty years based on observation, research, survey and experience. This series of blogs share our 10 top workplace objectives and provide tips on how to help make your workplace more productive and business more successful...
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Activity-Based Working, (ABW), technology, workplace, IT platform, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
In the social and mobile workforce of today, workplaces which are more open, interactive, and flexible are barely considered ‘cutting edge’. The rapid advance of technology, and the evolution of management style has been a strong influence on workplace design shifting towards Activity-Based Working (ABW). But what does this mean for people who actually do the work?
collaboration, workplace, interior design, technology
With new technology that enables us to work anywhere, and collaboration within the office becoming a primary activity, we are witness to a range of new design patterns in the workplace. The danger is an over emphasis on the ‘we’ space, at the expense of the ‘me’ space. Interactive and collaborative spaces must be balanced with spaces for reflection and concentration. Resource Architecture shares 5 ideas to foster innovation within your workplace.
workplace design, interior design, workplace, immersive environments, simulation, technology
The first of its kind built in the Southern Hemisphere, the Building Leadership Simulation Centre offers state-of-the-art simulation training for the building and construction industry. The centre is set to transform the way construction industry training takes place not only locally, but on the national and international scene.
As you'll see, it's all about simulation and immersion. And, we are very pleased with our association with Master Builder's association in delivering this exciting new facility.