Offices are notorious for wasting energy. But not The Edge, which has been touted as the most sustainable and connected working space in the world. Designed to reduce operating costs and increase employee productivity, could it provide a template for buildings of the future?
The office is changing. New technology means employees are more mobile, affecting the physical and cultural dynamics. By 2020, freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce, and rent-an-office spaces and cafés are meeting this new need. So what will the office of the future look like?
Over the last decade, brands have made a real effort to ‘go green’ – and they expect a positive response. But a study by Yale suggests that people are actually less likely to buy if the environmental benefit seems intentional. So how should a brand demonstrate its green credentials?
1000 Dean is the epitome of cool Brooklyn, combining office spaces with an artisanal food and beer hall. But with real estate investors playing a vital role, this hipster hub isn’t another product of community-led gentrification. Can a cool neighbourhood really be created in a matter of months?
When are you most productive? When surrounded by colleagues you can bounce ideas off? Or closeted away somewhere you won’t be disturbed? Office design can strongly influence the quality of work people produce, and Zurich wants to harness it to drive happiness and productivity.
How many minutes a day do you spend not working at work? Those ‘quick breaks’ checking Facebook or perusing ASOS all add up. Now, thanks to workplace surveillance service Sapience, managers can check exactly what their employees are doing at any point throughout the day.
The pursuit of happiness within the workplace has always been important - and as Millennials join the workforce, they're vocalising it more than ever. So how can a company make things work for current employees and ensure they’re appealing to today's many jobseekers too?
As having a strong work ethic is increasingly valued and respected, being hard-working no longer means you’re a geek. On the contrary, it's becoming a preferable lifestyle choice.
Whether it's a monthly barbecue served by the boss, a gaming suite in the office, or bringing your parents to work, smart businesses like Google are motivating their millennial workforce with more perks, not just more money.