OpenOffice

What the Backlash Against Open Offices Is Getting Wrong

Open offices aren't going anywhere. Here's why.<p>From The Wall Street Journal to the BBC, every day there's a story about why open offices fail. The reasons for failure run the gamut: they're deemed unhealthy, stress-inducing, and counter-productive due to lack of privacy and lower employee …

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Gri Creative Offices – Istanbul

Firm<p>Client Gri Creative,<p>size 6,458 sqft<p>Year 2017<p>Location Istanbul, Turkey,<p>Pelin Guley Interior Design has designed the new offices of digital ad …

Creative

Photos: Downtown Atlanta parking deck transformed into bright, open office building

Art Deco detailing from the 1930s was restored and the gritty origins of the building embraced by GSU<p>A parking garage in the heart of downtown Atlanta, constructed in the 1930s, has been given a new lease on life by Georgia State University.<p>The school recently completed renovations on the 25 Park …

Architecture

Wordpress Proves That Open Plan Offices Aren't Necessary

Automattic just shut down their San Francisco office because working-from-home was more productive.<p>Every time I write about the growing scientific evidence against Open Plan offices, I receive comments and tweets explaining why these studies are wrong:<p>"The author has been passed by in life. The …

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5 Leadership Habits All Great Bosses Share

These tactics will help your employees grow and help you build strong relationships.<p>Truth talk: Being a manager is hard.<p>You may not be 100% prepared for the demands of a job that requires handling individual personalities, motivations, and work styles. Doing the work becomes the simple part; …

Leadership

BeFunky | FIELDWORK Design & Architecture

BeFunky, located in an industrial bow truss warehouse in NE Portland, is a photo editing app developer. The tenant improvement project scope includes …

Architecture

4 Reasons I'm Glad My Office Has an Open Floorplan

In my office, we sit in desk pods, generally of four people, with no walls separating us and no doors to close anyone in or out. While I know this …

The Workplace

7 Secrets to Design Witchery

You might not think there’s magick in graphic design, but you’d be very much mistaken. The whole purpose of good design is to draw the eye, get …

Graphic Design

3 Tips to Get Work Done in an Open-Office Workplace

Avoid eye contact, seriously.<p>There's a litany of complaints about the open-office environment. Never before has the idea of having a cubicle--let alone a private office--been more attractive. Just last week, a colleague shared an article published on LinkedIn titled, "Your Open Office is Broken. …

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3 Ways Office Lights Can Increase Employee Productivity

We know that the office environment has a substantial impact on employee productivity. In preceding years, trends in office design have come and …

Creative

Q Adapt On-Ear Headphones Offer Sleek Design and Great Sound [Review]

In a world of Beats, Bose, and a million kinds of earbuds, <b>Libratone</b> is kicking it old school with a new pair of wireless on-ear headphones. The Q …

Headphones

The Museum as Workspace, Part II

The first part of this post explored the reasons why museum workspaces tend to be, shall we say, sub-optimal. This second installment provides …

The Workplace

Choosing the Best Co-Working Space for Columbia-based Startups

Co-working space is the new favorite of the millennial entrepreneurs and for all the great reasons. Such setups assure hefty savings over the …

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7 Totally Justifiable (and Data-Driven) Reasons You Need to Leave Work Early

We’ve all dreamed of playing hooky or leaving work early to spend the day relaxing or taking care of things on our never-ending to-do lists. Today, …

The Workplace

DIY Family Genealogy & History Book

Everyone is always looking for a way to take their families information, from the trees to the documents, to the accounts and stories, and place it …

Publishing

Caves, nooks and crannies in classes help learning

<b>Interesting features abound in the rebuild of an Auckland primary school.</b><p>The rebuild of Freemans Bay Primary in central Auckland is seeing caves, …

Treehouses

Silicon Valley-based tech company to open office in downtown Calgary

A San Francisco-based tech company will open its first Canadian office in downtown Calgary, a development it says is the direct result of Calgary …

Canadian News

A new traffic light for your desk will fend off chatty coworkers

You know that sinking feeling you get when you’re waist-deep in work at the office, and your beloved work spouse comes over to tell you something …

The Workplace

Two Playlists for Getting Stuff Done at Work - Bloomberg

Last week on the Game Plan podcast, we talked to workers who spend their days listening to music together. We interviewed retail employees who listen …

Music

The Challenging Perception Of Startup Culture

With just 15% of 2015 graduates preferring a job in a large corporation, millennials are increasingly turning their attention towards smaller organizations when they explore career opportunities.<p>In my experience, many millennials – particularly new graduates or other candidates with limited work …

Startups

Inside the Offices Where the Music Never Stops and Everyone Is DJ - Bloomberg

The speakers never stop pumping music throughout the office at Codeword, a public relations agency in Manhattan. All day. Every day. Any song by any …

The Workplace

Bring Back Cubicles

By now, we are all well aware that an open office is productivity’s number one enemy. Your coworkers are distractions, with their conversations and …

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Thanks to the open office, there’s a booming market for fancy noise-absorbing objects

On the ceiling of Airbnb’s San Francisco office hang a series of banners set two feet apart and made out of recycled cotton. They’re not made to be decorative. They’re there to absorb noise.<p>“Sound modulation is a big deal around here,” says Aaron Taylor Harvey, the head of Airbnb’s internal …

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Turkey warned Wikipedia over content, demands it open office: minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned online encyclopedia Wikipedia, blocked by Ankara two weeks ago, over what it says is content creating a perception that Turkey is supporting terrorist organizations, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Thursday.<p>Turkey's telecommunications watchdog …

Turkey

“Coworking” doesn’t mean what it used to

Before opening one of New York’s first coworking spaces, New Work City, in 2008, Tony Bacigalupo stumbled across weekly events called “Jellies.” They were often hosted in people’s homes, where remote workers and freelancers met up to work side-by-side. “The reason [we went to Jellies] wasn’t …

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Rothschild and Company to Open Office in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The intense deal making in Silicon Valley in recent years has attracted hordes of investment banks eager to lasso the next billion-dollar start-up.<p>Now Rothschild and Company, embarking on a campaign to expand throughout North America, is setting up shop nearby.<p>The firm announced on …

Business

Are We Being Forced into Workplace Happiness?

It might be time to start rethinking how we prioritize happiness at work.<p>Wellness programs, free lunches, employee yoga. There's lots of ways companies try to create a sense of happiness and well-being for employees. In fact, many companies have large teams dedicated to it and spend millions of …

Happiness

LinkedIn's gorgeous San Francisco offices are unlike anything we've ever seen

Business Insider was recently invited to check out LinkedIn's gorgeous new office building in downtown San Francisco. The building has been open for just over a year and is decked out with an open office floor plan, interactive art installations, a gourmet cafeteria (where employees eat for free), …

Silicon Valley

Comic for April 29, 2017

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Dilbert

What to do about your noisy office

The open office layout is a hotbed of noisy irritations. What should you do if it's driving you to distraction?<p>Tanya Parker’s office can be an irritating place to work.<p>The London-based creative agency is an open office layout for around 60 people. With no cubicle dividers, noise echoes around the …

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