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
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
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
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
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
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 Many offices out there still feature outdated office designs or designs that simply do not benefit their productivity, creativity or employee engagement.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 workplace designer for you? Every project is unique and there isn’t one way to find the right workplace designer
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
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
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
In the past decade or so, technology has really reshaped the traditional notions of what office spaces are, as well as what going to work should be like. Thanks to the internet and digital communications, employees don’t have to limit themselves to their local area or the nearest city, sinc
Whether you are a pro who has been taking care of his or her business from home for years or someone who has just recently started out, finding the motivation to work from home productively can be challenging for anyone. The first step towards accomplishing and getting things done is to start bui
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
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
Undeniably, a healthy office environment is the key to increased productivity and work efficiency. Today, the presence of pandemic, increased unemployment, adjustment to remote teams, and a rise in toxic work relations have deprived offices of a healthy atmosphere. However, perpetually advancing
The real estate industry has been one of the more stubborn sectors of the economy that has resisted change over the last decade. Today, we see real estate finally succumbing to digital transformation. The impact of the pandemic on commercial real estate is impossible to ignore. Unique challenges
-BOS - Best in Class Haworth Dealer-
New Business Development Account Manager
Feb 2020 β Present
BOS provides a 360Λ experience for our clients. BOS Holdings owns:
β’ Business Office Systems (BOS): Chicago, IL, Roselle, IL and Orlando, FL β all Best in Class Haworth contract office furnitu
-Partners Federal Credit Union-
Senior Network Designer
Oct 2019 β Present
Senior Network Architect
Mar 2019 β Oct 2019
Contract role for Partners Federal Credit Union
Feb 2016 β Mar 2019
- Product development for net new revenue gener
Agile Working Practitioner
Apr 2013 β 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
Director, Places and Build
2017 β 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
-AWM - Australian Workstation Manufacturers-
Senior Account Manager
Apr 2018 β 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-
-Project WHEN (Workplace Harassment Ends Now)-
Founder & CEO
Jun 2018 β Present
-Project WHEN (Workplace Harassment Ends Now) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education, and actionable resources focused on preventing harassment in the workplace.
-Mission: Elevate aw
VP, Business Operations and Member of the Founding Team
Apr 2020 β Present
DEN is technology company and thought leader in the dramatically evolving world of remote workplace performance. Our mission is to leverage our people, our resources and our resolve to drive unparalleled performanc
-Spacio - Office Design, Refurbishment & Relocation specialists-
1997 β 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
Jun 2008 β Present
Management of design projects which overlaps with marketing, operations and strategic management.
-WOD - Women in Office Design-
Mar 2018 β Present
WOD is a focused networking group of Women in Office Design & Office Furniture industr
Associate Director, Office Experience
Mar 2019 β Present
Senior Regional Manager, Office Experience - Americas
Feb 2017 β Mar 2019
-Regional capital and operational budget management
-Food and beverage programming
-Manage on site safety and security program
Real Estate Mobilization Manager
Jan 2018 β Present
Workplace Mobilization Manager
Aug 1995 β 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
Lead, Research & innovation
Sep 2018 β Present
Lead Research & Innovation team conducting research and analysis to inform the development of the physical and digital workplace experience. The team is responsible for examining the future workforce and workplace trends and investigati
Workplace & Real Estate Portfolio Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Sep 2019 β Present
Managing Uber's Real Estate Portfolio for Australia + New Zealand
Real Estate Project Manager, ANZ
Apr 2018 β Sep 2019
Managing Uber's Design & Build projects in the region.
Aug 2019 β Present
-CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) EMEA-
Workspace Consultant responsible for the European Central Bank
Feb 2018 β Jul 2019
-European Central Bank-
Architect at Space Management team
Jul 2015 β Jan 2018
ECB Premises / Corporate Real Estat
Oct 2019 β 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
Head of Facility Management APAC
May 2018 β 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
Client Services Manager
Aug 2018 β 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
Business Development Manager (London & France)
Dec 2018 β 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
-Newmark Knight Frank-
Executive Managing Director, Global Technology
Mar 2019 β 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
Sep 2018 β Present
Sep 2016 β 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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