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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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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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Framery expands, builds a logistic center and factory in the US

Framery, a pioneer in soundproof phone booths and meeting pods for open-plan offices, is expanding in the US. Preparations for a dedicated US logistics center and an assembly factory are underway. The expansion is supporting the strong growth Framery is experiencing globally.     Products Framery O phonebooth is a perfect solution to have your discussions in privacy without disturbing your colleagues. For noisy environments, it is also a great place to sink in to deep concentration in peace and quiet. Framery Q meeting pod allows people to have 2-4 person meetings, brainstorming sessions and important one-on-one conversations in private without disturbing the whole office. Framery’s products are manufactured in Finland. All materials and designs are carefully selected to a...

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