The Home-ifification of the Office

The home-ificiation of the office, or resimercial design, is quickly becoming the norm in offices around the world. Over the last few years this trend has gained momentum with workplaces incorporating thoughtful design, aimed at inspiring creativity and improving employee satisfaction. Casual collaboration areas, improved break room facilities that could pass as home kitchens or…

Biophilic Design in the Office: The Nature Inspired Workplace

There’s nothing better than the feeling of being outside in fresh air absorbing the nature around you. From the beach, to the mountains, to the neighborhood park, to your own back yard, being outdoors surrounded by light and nature is invigorating and inspiring. But what do you do if you work in an office? How…

The Pros & Cons of Standing Desks

Sitting is the new smoking. Seems like you can’t go a week without hearing or reading that headline in the news. With all of the conveniences built into our modern lifestyle it can be hard to get in the daily dose of activity that the body requires to operate at its prime. Combine this with…

Easy Home Office Updates for the New Year

Is organizing your home office on your New Year’s resolution list this year? Perhaps you are tired of your uninspiring workspace or just ready for a change. Whatever it might be the New Year is the perfect time to update your home office for a fresh start and new inspiration to reinvigorate your work routine….

The Rise of Coworking

Coworking is a relatively new phenomenon that took off in the mid 2000’s as a growing number of Internet entrepreneurs and freelancers looked for space outside of their homes and the coffee shops to work. To meet the demands of this growing segment of the workforce coworking spaces began popping up around the world, providing…

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 5: Rejuvenate

In the conclusion of our five part series we take a look at an emerging work mode, rejuvenate. As the lines between work and play become increasingly blurred due to increased technology, work days become longer and stress levels increase. In an effort to promote better work/life balance and employee wellness many companies are adding…

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 4: Socialize

The next work mode impacting modern workplace design is socialize. Being social by nature, people need interactions with others throughout the day. While collaboration and learning can satisfy this need to some extent, break time plays an integral role in the social work mode.  Having designated areas in the office where employees can come together…

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 3: Learning

Now that we have seen how focus and collaboration impact workplace design, it’s time learn how the next work mode leaves its mark. Our next work mode is just that, learning. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, expand our way of thinking, and come up with that ah-ha moment that leads to…

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 2: Collaboration

Welcome back for part two of our five part series on how work modes impact modern office spaces. Today we explore collaboration and its impact on workplace design. With studies showing that collaboration and innovation have an 81% correlation, it’s no wonder why many companies rank collaboration as their most critical work mode. Although collaboration…

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 1: Focus

The workplace has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise in technology and disruptive innovation has led to new ways of working and collaborating, altering the way we work and our work environments. Gone are the days of the cubicle farm and the singular open office. Today, a hybrid of different types of workspaces fuse…