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  • Will we cease sitting in the office of the future?
  • Will we cease sitting in the office of the future?
    TED Conference, Creative commons (2017) ©

How has hot-desking changed the office space?

Despite the rise of hot-desking and Gen Y’s preference for breakout spaces, only 4% of British employees would prefer to work on shared desks. So what does the perfect multi-generational workplace look like? And how can companies communicate their brand values to employees through their walls and floors?

Location United Kingdom

In 2003, The Times published an article in which it cited humour to be a new and innovative way to engage employees, highlighting that British Airways had hired a former management consultant to be a corporate jester and that Kodak had created a ‘laughter room’ in its US offices. [1] At the time, these ideas seemed abstract and aspirational, but now, thanks to Gen Y – who will soon account for 50% of the global labour force – ‘original’ office design has gone mainstream, with businesses understanding that a well-designed and engaging workplace makes for happy, more ...



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    InnerSpace: power-napping on the job

    Nothing beats a good nap, but it can be tough to find a peaceful spot to snooze in. Sleepbox makes private cabins that can be installed in public places, and its new InnerSpace model is designed specifically for offices, enabling tired workers to grab some much-needed shut-eye on the job.

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    One Carter Lane: boosting wellbeing in the office

    It might look like a regular office block from the outside, but One Carter Lane is more than just a place where people spend their nine-to-five. As the first building in Europe to gain WELL certification, the project was built from the ground up with the wellbeing of its future occupants in mind.

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    What do people want from a job?

    Major corporations used to have their pick of the best minds as they left university. But there's now a talent shortage, and 53% of UK workers say that no amount of money could tempt them to a company with a poor employer brand. So how can businesses build their brand to attract the best applicants?

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    How coworking is disrupting office culture

    Dissatisfied with rigid corporate structure, a growing number of people are opting to be self-employed; freelancers are set to make up 40% of the US workforce by 2020. Many independent workers are being drawn to coworking spaces in cities, but what’s the appeal of these communal offices?