Do you find it difficult to focus on your work when a colleague nearby is on the phone or having an impromptu brainstorming session with another colleague? Many employers are looking for easy and flexible ways to reduce noise and disruptions in their offices and to increase their staff’s happiness. In this blog, Sales Director Finland Tapani Laitila from Framery Acoustics explores possible solutions and up-and-coming trends in workspace design.
We all deserve some creativity and inspiration in our everyday lives, also in our jobs. In this blog, Tiia Rauhamäki, an expert in workplace design, challenges us to take control of our everyday lives, find that missing spark and feel passionate about our work again.
The following is my own unscientific reflection upon the state of the working world and work environments. Occasionally, it's good to stop and reflect on the past and look toward the future. The years seem to be racing by at an ever-increasing pace, but, as a result, we gain a broader perspective.
The discussion on multi-space offices is heating up in Finland. In my work as a consultant, I continuously come across the downside of the hype, the fear that the basic needs of workers are not being taken into into consideration during this frenzy for change.
Let go of the handbrake! Workplaces should embrace the opportunities that emerge with technological innovations, and make the best out of them in work life. The "Why" in the future of work is engaged and inspired people, which is achieved with a combination of empathetic corporate culture, technology and physical elements. This is how we'll create the best possible employee experiences, writes Patrik Etelävuori.
Utilization analysis – good basis for workplace lifecycle management and not only prior to a workplace change project!
Before we make a workplace change, whether it is moving to a new office or transforming the existing office, or some other workplace change, we tend to conduct a utilization analysis. We want to know how we are using the workspace, so that we can have a better idea of what we might need in the new workspace. How are we working? Where are we working? How much space do we need? What kind of space and workstations/collaboration areas do we need, and in what extent?