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Future Sustainable Workplace – Is it Herman Miller’s Public Office Landscape?

The latest project from Herman Miller called ‘Public Office Landscape’ explores the latest trends and research that indicate that collaboration is coupled with mobility and we are tending to need to spend less time tethered to a workstation. The project was designed by Fuse Project and allows for endless flexibility in how the desks, casual […]

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Sustainable workplace – study proves connection to nature lessens fatigue

A new study from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh,¬†published this month in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, attached portable EEGs to the scalps of 12 healthy young adults. The electrodes, hidden unobtrusively beneath an ordinary looking fabric cap, sent brain wave readings wirelessly to a laptop carried in a backpack by each volunteer. The volunteers […]

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Corenet Sustainable Workplace Workshop Results

At the Corenet Global Summit in Shanghai today, I ran a workshop that asked over 40 attendees what they thought the drivers would be for a sustainable workplace in the 2020s. I gave the attendees 15 drivers and asked them to select their top 5. The attendees were quite geographically spread with representatives from India, […]

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Designing for Demographics – privacy solutions in open plan offices

Found this one on the awesome site, Smart Planet. The article features some solutions to the downsides of open plan workplace, describing open plan offices as a “not a one size fits all solution.” “Open plan offices often ignore the benefits of solitude, especially in the creative and technical fields that require extended times of […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Autonomous Vehicles

The sixth in the series on the impact of McKinsey and Company’s 12 disruptive technologies on the property industry, this one Autonomous Vehicles. Now this is definitely the stuff of school boy dreams, a car that drives itself. So the technology is cool but how does it impact the property industry? Its probably not as […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – The Internet of Things

The third in the series of posts about McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technologies, and one that being a nerd I absolutely love – The Internet of Things or Big Data. This one is huge for planners and local councils. Along with increasing mobile internet useage we are seeing a rapid increase in the number […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Automation of Knowledge Work

The second in a series inspired by the McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technology report, this post considers the impact of the Automation of Knowledge Work. The first post considered mobile internet as a disruptor, the idea that as mobile internet speeds increase, the ‘place’ that we do work will dramatically change. The ability to […]

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