So we now understand how much space we need and how many people we’re accommodating, but creating a new office is not simply seeing how many little boxes we can fit into the bigger box. Continue Reading ->
You’re busting at the seams, and you need to look for a new office space to house your growing business. As you’ve grown, you may have found your business model has evolved and your strategy is more focused. The location you’ve been calling home just doesn’t fulfill all the needs of your vision, you not only need to move offices, you need a change of scenery. Continue Reading ->
Have you ever wondered what sitting all day at work is doing to your body? Journalist Angela Fedele speaks to Director Melissa Marsden about creating an Active Workplace…
Two workplace experts offer research and tips that prioritise employee health and productivity via active design.
Melissa Marsden, director of design firm Marsden Collective has found that her clients are taking the path of installing sit-stand workstations for three primary reasons:
Journalist Angela Fedele, speaks to Director, Melissa Marsden on the future of workplace design;
“If we can make small and relatively incidental changes to our workplace health, we are not only contributing to our personal health improvement but to the health of our organisations. By having healthier and ultimately more productive employees we are creating more sustainable workforces.” Melissa Marsden
To sit or to stand – that is the question
How often do you walk through your office and see empty desks? Is their stuff there? a bag? the screens on but no one to be seen?
Where are they…? In the building? Grabbing a coffee, in a meeting, picking up their printing? Or out of the office… Dropped in and left their stuff, and gone out to a meeting, on site, in a clients office, travelling, sick on holidays?
Technology has enabled workplaces to redesign how they accommodate their workforce and in many cases this has begun to evolve into concepts that have been given a range of terms; activity based working, real time working, free range working, agile working… essentially meaning that some of us no longer have our own desk that we show up to and sit at every day; that there is a range of options available to us dependent on the tasks at hand, and we choose where we want to sit based on how we need to work.
An interesting conversation with a client over coffee left me with a thought that I have been mulling over ever since. Their lease was expiring and they are looking to secure new premises and of course the question about the style of office arose. The view that the organisation had taken in developing their next office space was that
“in this market staff retention is not as important”.