The total time people are working – whether paid or otherwise – has not increased in Europe or North America in recent decades.
The amount of pressure we put on ourselves to be constantly productive, actually impedes our productivity.
"The $16 billion company is looking to gather a slew of data on its members to guide how it designs its spaces."
Think of it as a living lab except the, um, rats are humans. That sounds snarky but I really think the idea is a good one. This kind of thing has been used for decades in retail.
Herman Miller followed one company’s journey from a headquarters that was hindering its growth to a workplace where its people and business could prosper.
Great to see companies using metrics to evaluate the success of their workplace change.
"Dell and Intel have teamed up to create their newest Future Workforce Study 2016 which reveals how people around the world feel about how technology is shaping the workplace.
This report offers lots of great insights into how global employees feel about their technology, collaboration, facetime, augmented reality, virtual reality, remote work and more.
"The promenade area will connect tenants and visitors to a host of dining and entertainment venues, health and wellness services, renovated office space and educational facilities, a hotel and conference center for both employees and visitors."
It seems fitting that a place that was home to seven Nobel Prize winners and was the birth place of the laser, the Big Bang theory, cellular technology and the transistor, is innovating yet again.
Gensler’s 2016 U.S. Workplace Survey provides critical insights on how and where work is happening today, how effectively the workplace supports that work, and how the workplace environment impacts overall employee experience.
Gensler's latest workplace surveys (US, UK, Asia) show definitive link between choice in where people work (both inside and outside the office) and innovation.
Equinox, Life Time Fitness and other health clubs are carving out larger workspaces for their members.
Bank lobbies, hotel lobbies, and now fitness centers are getting into the alternative office space/co-working business.
Plenty of surveys show how much employees want the option to work from home at least part of the week. Yet not all managers are on board. Here's why ... and why they should rethink their concerns, say flexible workplace experts.
Companies like Dell, Aetna, SAP and many others are adopting remote work in a big way and they're reaping the benefits. It's not about telecommuting, or mobile work, or whatever you want to call it, it's just the way employees of leading companies are working.
Organizations should stop looking at workplace flexibility—which includes telework—as a benefit, perk or accommodation, and instead start looking at it as a strategic way of attracting, retaining and engaging employees.
This is not to say everyone should, could, or wants to work remotely. And it doesn't mean no one ever goes to an office. The critical issue is that employees crave a choice over where and when they work. And when they get what they want, they are more engaged, productive, loyal, and even healthy. If that's not an argument for flexibility as a strategic advantage, I don't know what is.