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A website matchmakes startups with office space

Startups often lease offices that are too big for their current needs but expect to fill with new employees as the company grows. But often, the …

How Your Office Is Harming Your Health

Many of us spend a large chunk of our waking lives at work, but rarely do we give much thought to how our on-the-clock environment might be affecting how we feel <i>around</i> the clock.<p>If the recent literature has anything to say about it, working in offices could be making us feel pretty crappy. Open …

What Is the Office of the Future?

This story appears in the August 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Once upon a time, a person asked to envision the workspace of the future might have detailed the trappings of a space-age utopia: robots, flying pods and out-of-this-world architecture. But ask today's architects about …

A well-designed environment motivates staff and can help your business thrive

Office design can have a profound impact on an organisation's culture, staff productivity – and the company's bottom line<p>An increasing number of industries and organisations are beginning to explore the way office space affects business culture. Like me, I'm sure you've been exposed to many …

Workspaces That Move People

Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 93, 2008, France<p>In Silicon Valley the tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation is an article of faith, and innovators are building cathedrals reflecting this. Google’s new campus is designed to maximize chance …

How to Create a Productive Office Space

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about the way you and your employees work. Does the job require focus or collaboration? Most likely, it's a mixture of both.<p>Focus, for most, means quiet. It's hard to concentrate amid conversations about last night's football game …

Are Open-Plan Office Spaces Good for Law Firms?

<i>“As the new [open] space intended, I’ve formed interesting, unexpected bonds with my cohorts. But my personal performance at work has hit an all-time</i> …

The Workplace

Corridors become offices in provincial disaster management centre

MBOMBELA – Employees of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) are now setting up offices in the corridors of the …

Employment

Cooler than cubicles: 18 new designs for the office

Cool cubes<p>What do workers want most? Flexibility, say staffing pros. People want to be able to adjust their hours, their locations, and their …

Furniture

8 Tips For Creating Office Spaces That Make People Want To Go To Work

The first office I ever worked in was in a windowless basement with about a dozen people crammed into enough space for six. The most exciting facility was a kettle which was also a health and safety hazard. Such a cramped, impractical environment might well make Monica Parker’s hair curl – Parker …

The Workplace Of The Future

In this week's New Yorker, Jill Lepore reviews Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, a book whose author asks the question, what is the work …

Healthy buildings: why workers are demanding sustainable offices

Companies that ignore the environmental and social impacts of their buildings could risk miserable workers and low productivity<p>Florence Nightingale advised hospitals to throw open their windows to make for a healthier environment.<p>It was good advice in the early struggle for better buildings but …

Sustainability

Microsoft Is Sick Of PowerPoint, Too

Microsoft hopes to put the kibosh on that with Microsoft Sway, its new presentation app.<p>Sway lets you drag and drop photos, videos, files from your computer, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or cloud storage. It works via a web browser or an app for your phone, and the presentation is stored on the …

The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …