At 6pm the desks literally disappear into the ceiling.
I'm not sure this is feasible for all of us, but good for them for recognizing the fact that we're all having trouble turning it off at the end of the day.
"In a study published in the journal Environmental Psychology, the University of Melbourne’s Kate Lee and a group of colleagues found that interrupting a tedious, attention-demanding task with a 40-second “microbreak” — in which one simply looks at a computerized image of a green roof — improved focus as well as subsequent performance on the task."
This is the newest of many studies that show plants, nature, and other biophelia can boost creativity, concentration, and cognitive ability.
Workers are facing longer hours, stagnant wages, and more responsibilities at home.
This is an important read. Employees of all ages are desperate for flexibility, particularly millennials.
"New research reveals that almost a third of Australian organisations surveyed are supporting activity-based working and a further 35 percent are looking to support it in the immediate future."
It's great to see research being conducted around this. Their study show 61% of organizations see increases in productivity through ABW.
U.S. traffic jams alone devour 2.9 billion gallons of gas and spew 58 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually.
Working at or closer to home, at least part of the time, is good for people, planet, and profit.