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The open office has gotten less open over time because more people were put into it.
A well-designed open plan has only about 30% of people sitting at a desk. The rest are using other p...
If you've visited an open office In the past, you've probably been greeted by someone sitting behind a desk. They would point you to a self-serve coffee - all to make visitors feel comforta...
A transparent material is used to build clear barriers between people.
We can expect to see clear dividers rise up, creating walls around desks. There are better materials ...
Many experts agree that HVAC systems (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) will have to be upgraded. Offices will likely install portable air purifiers as a stop-gap.
In China, b...
We can expect a lot more desk lunches and outdoor eating.
The cafeteria could be opened up to more people working through the day, allowing everyone to distance more.
Elevators and hallways present a tricky situation for socially distanced offices. Most buildings didn't build very wide aisles, so you can't maintain the required 6 feet.
The open office is the design of the day, and their proponents claim they increase collaboration. But in the age of a pandemic, they're the opposite of social distancing.
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If and when you return to your office after the pandemic, you'll probably notice some changes.
Before the pandemic, only 4 percent of the US workforce worked from home at least half the time. However, the trend of working from home had been gaining momentum for years.
It is estimated that within a couple of years, 30% of people will work from home multiple days per week.
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Natural light is the most fundamental element of a welcoming space.
Employees prefer natural light and views of the outdoors to onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, and daycare. Natura...
People who work in offices with leafy green plants concentrate better than those who work without greenery. Reconnecting workers with a natural environment results in fewer sick days.
Adding some plants to the office will give your team both a brain and a mood boost.
How do your teams work best? What are their physical and technological needs?
The seven attributes to consider when determining your optimal workspace: location, enclosure, exposure, technology, temporality, perspective, and size.
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The office's history shows how our work has changed and how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological, and social influences
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