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What is a Sustainable Workplace? (6 Ways to Create a Sustainable Work Environment)

Individuals spend more hours at work than they do at home or elsewhere. A sustainable work environment makes a long workday less stressful and more enjoyable for workers. Companies have crucial roles to play in this regard. This is not because they are the major contributors to global warming or

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What's the Average Per Person Square Footage of Office Space and 6 Tips to Maximize a Small Office

Setting up your first office can be a daunting task, especially if you have tight budget restrictions as a startup company as I did. One of the most important decisions I had to make when selecting an office space was its size in relation to the size of my team. So, what is the average square

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Offices with Slides – 9 Reasons Your Office Needs a Slide

You fondly remember the days of your childhood spent at the playground, riding on swings and catapulting down slides. Whether metal or plastic, the thrill they delivered was unmatched. Today, some offices have looked to recapture that same thrill with office slides. Does your company need its own

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How Does Office Design Influence Creativity?

While you might love your office, you may be searching for ideas that will help improve creativity, innovation, and collaboration at your office. As a person who believes our environment has a great impact on our engagement, achievements, and creativity, I decided to share some of the things

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How Do You Protect a Corporate Culture When Using Coworking Offices

I have been a vice president for human resources of a startup company. As a business who was starting small, we had to adapt to the situation by using coworking spaces as our offices. It was a bit hard for us since we can’t take advantage of the benefits of physical space in this setup. We

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What Office Planners Can Learn From Kindergarten Design And 6 Companies that Followed Kindergarten Design Principles

Office planning might seem like a rather simple thing to do, but in reality, it can get really complicated! Many offices out there still feature outdated office designs or designs that simply do not benefit their productivity, creativity or employee engagement. There are, of course, stunning

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Common Safety Mistakes in the Workplace and How to Avoid Them

Where there is a reward, there is always a risk. The unfortunate part of that is that so many workplaces across the country are taking more risk than they need to by overlooking both extreme and straightforward safety liabilities. With a growing OSHA violation list and an increase of what is

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The Five Pillars of a Fundamentally Sound Business

While every business has its own journey to take, the ones that have survived time and market changes all share some key elements, or pillars if you will. These pillars collectively stand as a foundation for when challenges arise, whether it's an economic dip that forces consumers to cash cru

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How To Effectively Manage Your Employees and Promote Positivity

If you want to effectively manage your employees, you need to commit to being a genuinely good leader. Besides this, keep employees satisfied by allowing them to be themselves in an appropriate manner. You can use this advice to improve the way you deal with your employees. 1. Live by Ethical

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How Do You Design And Operate A Green And Sustainable Corporate Employee Pantry?

For most of us, the workplace is like a second home, considering the amount of time we spend in the workplace. For this reason, every company needs to have a well-equipped pantry, although designing green and sustainable pantry can be quite challenging.  How do you design and operate a G

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Office Design For Productivity and Why it Matters!!

Where you work will always have a significant impact on how you work and your work results. Employees ability to focus and stay focused will often be one of the reasons your business will grow, and productivity levels rise. Knowing this, it is obvious to say that the design of an office can truly

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9 Ways to Create an Intelligent office

I recently toured Bloomberg’s new London office and I have to say WOW.  It’s breathtaking.  Visually it’s impressive, but what struck me more was the interaction and movement of its occupants.  The office was designed to make people move and interact with each oth

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Who Should Sit Where At Work? The Importance Of Getting Office Seating Right

The main purpose of designing an optimum office space is to ensure seamless workflow and increased productivity. This is something I experienced recently for real when I went to another office for some PR work. There seemed to have been a lot of thought put behind how a particular department&rsqu

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Coworking is Taking Over the Enterprise. Here's How.

There is no doubt that the way we view and approach work is rapidly changing. The coworking phenomenon has swept the globe and every business is taking note, especially enterprise organizations. To keep its workforce satisfied ‘big business’ must match the values of today’s work

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How to Design an Office for Employees

I was recently touring a number of new fantastic offices and I couldn't help wonder how the office design impacted employees.  I kept asking myself simple questions: - Why are teams located where they are? - Why do different areas of the office look and feel different? - How

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50 Open Plan Office Statistics

The layout of an office has a lot to do with its productivity. Therefore, while working on an office layout, it is crucial to consider a few factors. It includes the strength of the company, the level of interaction required, and the work-life balance. Choosing a suitable office layout is pivotal

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WeWork or Regus? Defining Your Options When Considering Coworking Spaces

The quest for a perfect workspace can be a tiring exercise. Investing in real estate might not work for every office. Rented workspaces come with their limitations too. WeWork and Regus are companies catering specifically to this conundrum. So, which works better - WeWork or Regus? &middo

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The Marriage of Office Design and Psychology: Hannah Nardini

Have you ever seen a beautifully designed office space that had areas that no one used? What is it that draws employees to one space and not another? Are there certain features that people turn away from? These questions, alongside numerous others, is what led workplace strategist Hannah Nardini

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Hot Desking vs. Activity-Based Working

Activity-based working is an office setup that allows employees to choose their work settings per job or activity. Each employee still has their own desk though, which makes it different compared to hot desking. Curious to learn more about activity-based working? Want to contrast it to hot de

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Aspects of Desk Sharing

In today’s workforce, companies are faced with serious underutilization and high maintenance costs due to the higher number of employees working remotely. In the offices that still have the traditional system of assigned desks, the occupancy hardly goes past 50%. So, the concept of desk-sha

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What is Employee Experience and Does it Differ From Employee Engagement?

Life is two sides of a coin. Likewise, we would understand what employee experience is by identifying what it is not. Employee experience is not the same as employee engagement. - It is not a compensation package with a variety of attractive options for the workers; - It is not

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Hot Desking vs. Agile Working: What’s the Difference?

Throughout our hot-desking articles, we’ve framed an office’s options as either embracing hot-desking or sticking with more traditional office setup, no in-betweens. What if we told you there was another office model, and it could be one you’re interested in trying? It’s k

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10 Best Workplace Wellness Programs You Can Implement

The Best Workplace Wellness Programs... Workplace wellness programs are the current employer’s approach to improving the health and wellness of employees. Not only does it serve the company’s profitability but it helps them resolve any health-related issues in the workforce. Wellness

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Workplace Strategy with Toby Moore-Morris

In some ways, Toby Moore-Morris is a headhunter of sorts for placing clients in empty office spaces. He and his team work diligently to provide clients with a space that will work with them. Although it starts with finding the office itself, a large part of Toby’s job is to develop the spac

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How to Select the Right Architect for You

I am currently searching for office designers around the world and it’s clear that each market and design process is unique. So, how do you select the right office designer/architect for you?   Every project is unique and there isn’t one way to find the right office desi

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Humanizing Ai: How Artificial Intelligence Can Enhance The Employee Experience

For years now, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword for companies looking to boost revenue and improve performance. But, while a future in which robots operate near autonomously, producing our material goods and running our services, might be the goal for some, many still see the dang

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10 Office Security Systems (Physical Security & Digital Security Recommendations)

Crime is everywhere. Inadequate prevention against it is equivalent to allowing it to happen to your business. Even the safest places can become venues of crime, and you'll never know what will happen to your business in the future. Here at Open Sourced Workplace, we reach out to many bus

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Workplace Safety: 5 Important Measures To Be Taken In 2020

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA reported over 2,000 work-related fatalities. In addition, there are about 2.8 million non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries reported. With such high numbers, it is no wonder that more and more companies are in need of w

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5 Ways to Make Employees More Effective

Businesses are only as strong as the people they employ. To succeed, you must set up your employees to succeed. One compliments the other. In cultivating productive and effective employees, you might create the perfect situation for capitalizing on their accomplishments. You can use several techn

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What Should Employers do to Help Employees Deal with the Psychological Effects of Workplace Bullying?

Too many people believe that bullying is something that ends with high school. Of course, the stereotypical actions of shoving another individual in a locker is not likely something that you’ll see in a professional environment. Still, there are various ways of bullying in the workplace. Wh

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Joseph White: Making a Positive Impact

Although Joseph White started his studies in architecture, he was unable to get the interior of the buildings out of his mind. With the push of a professor, he found himself transferred to the interior design program. He was drawn to the commercial side of design because he felt as though he coul

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Outsourcing Strategies for Your Recruitment Drive

Recruitment is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of business and management, especially for companies looking to scale up. Fully developing a marketable concept, moving it into reality, and building up your customer base all offer their own challenges — none of which can be surpas

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How to Help Your Employees Survive Your Busy Season

Every business has specific times during the year that are generally very busy. For example, tax time for an accountant; summer time for a landscaping business; the holiday season for a custom gift business. It is very important that everyone in the company has the opportunity to take a deep brea

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Guide to decluttering your office

A perfectly clean and organized office can become a total mess in a matter of hours. The busier you are, the less you pay attention to anything other than work, and, before you know it, you’re surrounded by clutter. The best way to cope with this problem is to prevent it from happening in t

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Simple Things Every Employer Can Do to Reduce Workplace Stress

Workplace stress is something all of us have to deal with, regardless of whether we work from home or the office. It is present everywhere, no matter whether our jobs are creative or analytical. Everyone experiences workplace stress. Unfortunately, if not dealt with properly, stress can easily pi

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Amran Raja

-BGA London Limited (Consultant Project / Programme Management)- Managing Director - Global Project Management Consultancy. www.bga-london.co.uk Feb 2008 – Present Real Estate Management / Project Management / PMO / Development Management / Workplace Consultancy / Fit-out and Refurbishment Spec

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Bryan McKnight

-Partners Federal Credit Union- Senior Network Designer Oct 2019 – Present -TEKsystems- Senior Network Architect Mar 2019 – Oct 2019 Contract role for Partners Federal Credit Union -NetWolves- Solutions Architect Feb 2016 – Mar 2019 - Product development for net new revenue gener

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Chris Webber

-CjConsulting- Agile Working Practitioner Apr 2013 – Present 2019 - another busy year, again working with Paul Allsopp of The Agile Organisation in the introduction of Agile or New Ways of Working in to a number of organisations. Interestingly these ranged from a FTSE 100 company, through to lo

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Christopher Coleman

-Zoox- Director, Places and Build 2017 – Present Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next

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Dean Hopkins

-AWM - Australian Workstation Manufacturers- Senior Account Manager Apr 2018 – Present Senior sales consultant and internal project management for a workplace furniture and joinery manufacturer providing medium to high end fit out solutions to businesses. -Dean Hopkins Design- Fit-Out Desig

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Glen Dormer

-Spacio - Office Design, Refurbishment & Relocation specialists- Project Consultant 1997 – Present At Spacio, we combine intelligent thinking and beautiful design to deliver an office environment that has the power to inspire and transform your entire company. Our approach brings human scien

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Harsha Kotak

-K2 Space- Design Manager Jun 2008 – Present Management of design projects which overlaps with marketing, operations and strategic management. -WOD - Women in Office Design- Founder Mar 2018 – Present WOD is a focused networking group of Women in Office Design & Office Furniture industr

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Karen Mendoza

-TripAdvisor- Associate Director, Office Experience Mar 2019 – Present Senior Regional Manager, Office Experience - Americas Feb 2017 – Mar 2019 -Regional capital and operational budget management -Food and beverage programming -Manage on site safety and security program -Event program

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Marco Cervantes

-Accenture- Real Estate Mobilization Manager Jan 2018 – Present Workplace Mobilization Manager Aug 1995 – Present Strong leader with 18 years of experience in Facility Management, Workspace Planning, Office Operations and Office Design/Construction. Ability to manage complex projects from

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Rachel Johns

-Uber- Workplace & Real Estate Portfolio Manager, Australia & New Zealand Sep 2019 – Present Managing Uber's Real Estate Portfolio for Australia + New Zealand Real Estate Project Manager, ANZ Apr 2018 – Sep 2019 Managing Uber's Design & Build projects in the region. Facilities Manager

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Richard Falberg

-Knotel Contract- Project Manager Oct 2019 – Present I've joined Knotel as a Project Manager that will be owning the build and fit out of our workspaces. Working closely with the Growth, Real Estate, Design and Operation teams to plan, organize, and manage the build-out process from start to fi

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Roland Felber

-Avaloq- Head of Facility Management APAC May 2018 – Present Direct a team of internal staff and geographically dispersed vendors in providing regional business support for all Avaloq staff across Hong Kong, Philippines, India, Australia and Singapore. Provide the facility management functionβ€

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Sam Freeman

-Your Workspace- Client Services Manager Aug 2018 – Present Your Workspace is a company that has been formed to make a real difference and add value within the marketplace. The company has the ability to offer a wide range of office furniture and specialises in all aspects of storage solutio

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Selvi Poinen-Thind

-Workagile- Business Development Manager (London & France) Dec 2018 – Present Developing and implementing growth opportunities within and between Workagile and A&D, D&B, End Users and Architectural practices. -WOD - Women in Office Design- Core team member - Social media & Marketing Jun 20

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Simon Davis

-Newmark Knight Frank- Executive Managing Director, Global Technology Mar 2019 – Present Business Development and Sales executive responsible for growing client technology services, profitability and client satisfaction. -CoreNet Global Arizona Chapter- Immediate Past President Apr 2019 β€

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Wayne Judge

-Oktra- Managing Director Sep 2018 – Present Project Director Sep 2016 – Aug 2018 Delivering high quality, innovative design and cost effective office interiors within the South of England. At Oktra we provide cutting edge solutions that are delivered on time and on budget. I have a wealt

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