Despite a higher than average employment rate compared to other OECD countries, the UK still falls behind in the G7 on worker productivity-per-hour A broader view is needed to get to the core of what it means to be a singular worker in the Knowledge Economy, especially in the office. This translates to thinking critically about how conceptions of space and work preferences of employees are changing with available technology.
“Is Your Office Dis-Empower Your Workers?” investigates the major trends in work habits and the built environment. This article engages with current surveys and studies in worker productivity and office design in order to track if the evolution of the modern office is in-sync with the bodies inhabiting it.
Corporate Learning Network visited Tumblr's New York Office, and sat down with Megan Leet, Head of Office Experience & Events at Tumblr. She spoke about creating a space to reflect company culture, the importance of flexibility and mobility in the workplace, and discussed some of the additions that bring employees closer together.
In 2015, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants shrank their operating space from 7-levels covering a total of 35,000 sq. feet to a single-plate 23,500 sq. feet area in a new building. The relocation transferred 275 office workers away from their Chapter St. headquarters in Pimlico to The Helicon building in The City of London.
Ahead of the Next Generation Workplaces Conference (London, 26-27 September 2017), we conducted an in-depth interview with Dereck Dziva, Workplace Performance Manager at CIMA. He gives details about: what factors initiated the move;processes and considerations when they chose the new office building; and the he aftermath of the architectural change on employees and the overall business