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Wellness Together: The Link Between Workplace Design and Employee Retention

  In line with research projects that continues to highlight the importance of wellbeing in workplaces, the recently published study carried out by Sapio Research entitled Wellness Together, emphasised the importance of offering good environmental conditions and flexible working practices to enable productive, innovative and ultimately profitable workforce.  With 1000 office workers based in UK and 50 Facilities Management experts as respondents, the study concludes that healthy and happy people are more likely to be productive and thus suggesting that employers should focus in their staffs’ well-being whereas 48% of the study group said that the design of their workplace had a significant impact on their decision to stay with a company. Higher performing organisations were more often found to...

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Introducing the New RBM Noor

RBM officially unveiled the new fully upholstered version of their timeless classic canteen and conference chair collection: RBM Noor F, at this year’s Designers Saturday Oslo held last September 8-10, at the Oslo City parking garage in Oslo, Norway.  The Noor F is available to order as of next week, in a variety of high-quality, environmentally-friendly fabrics in fresh colours. The colours, softness and comfort open up to even more applications and environments. RBM Noor F will also be available with tubular four leg, sledgebase and footbase, the wooden leg or the medium-high bar options.  During the 3-day event, FLOKK also showcased their wider range of of fabric options with Kvadrat's Steelcut Trio 3 making its first appearance in combination with the RBM...

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How a Great Workplace Design Drives Creativity and Innovation

 According to the 2016 U.S. Workplace Survey conducted by Gensler, the largest and leading collaborative design firm in the world, great workplaces design drives creativity and innovation. Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey 2016 is the most recent installment in their  10-year Workplace Survey research effort where they surveyed a panel-based sample of over 4,000 U.S. office workers in 11 industries to understand where and how work is happening today and the role design plays in employee performance innovation.   The  data uncovers a statistical link between the quality and functional makeup of the workplace, and the level of innovation employees ascribe to their companies whereas respondents with a higher score also report higher innovation index. By identifying the key differentiators for...

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Meet the sleek new, IOT-ready S60 table family

A table that covers all the basic work needs without compromising design, aesthetics and ergonomics? B8 gives it all to you with the new S60 Work Desk Series.  Conceptualised by Danish designer Mads Odgärd, the new S60’s tabletop is made with Valchormat,  a wood product which is up to 30% stronger than regular MDF wherein a 12mm thick tabletop can resist the same amount of pressure a 22mm MDF could and thus making the S60 weigh more than 20kg lighter than other desks. The table’s framing is also much thinner and its height-adjustment is driven by built-in actuators from Linak which features an unobtrusive design without a motor housing, blending perfectly into the S60’s desk portfolio.  Cabling, on the other...

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Go Ergo!

Ergonomics is not just a word to represent fancy chairs, height-adjustable desks and monitor arms.  It is actually a key aspect that businesses need to look at when dealing with their own health and welfare as well as that of their staff. The term ergonomics is derived from the Greek word ergon meaning work and nomoi meaning natural laws. It is the study of the design and arrangement of things people use for their work so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Uhuh, there’s a science for that. In the past years, ergonomists, chiropractors and physical therapists alike have done studies, published a lot of books and written many articles emphasising on the importance of good...

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