When FM-World asked for Co-Founder, Steve Brewer's perspective on the role of FM's in the workplace, here's why he felt FMs need to ask a lot more difficult questions...
May we take this opportunity to wish our friends, clients, family and colleagues a very Happy and Healthy 2017. This year has already started with a flourish of activity and busyness, so with Spring just around the corner. We thought we'd take a moment to look back and reflect on past and ongoing achievements.
It continues to be a busy time for us. We're looking looking forward to be involved with Clerkenwell Design Week next month and humbled to have been asked to comment in The Times supplement about The Future Workplace, you never know we might be on Have I got News for you next !
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We've had a brilliant start to 2016 and wanted to share our exciting news with you...
We were over the moon when global publishers Frame contacted us to see if we would be interested in featuring one of our projects in their latest book ‘The Other Office 2’ - dedicated to workplace design. We jumped at the chance and it’s so great to see our design work for SEB, literally hot off the press.
Steve gives his thoughts on how will our working lives might evolve over the next few years, and further down the line. How will flexible and remote working develop, and what implications are there for the traditional 9-5 working day? And his views on other workplace thought provoking questions. Whilst he doesn't have a crystal ball, it's always interesting to think about how our working lives are changing and evolving and what the future might be for our humble office.
Workplace design is often left to health and safety departments or facilities managers. But evidence shows that HR should have a role to provide benefits for productivity, employee engagement and reduced sickness absence, says Adam Burtt-Jones.
It’s rare that any organisation is totally satisfied with their current culture. As featured in Workplace Insights, we look at how a workplace culture can be changed by design and listening to your employees.
So often the HR team are forgotten when it comes to seek their valuable input about what the 'humans' that they help to 'resource' might actually require in their new working environment... Workplace Insight got in touch to ask us what our thoughts were on why this might be the case.
As the second instalment for i-FM, Adam shares his design thoughts on how to not get too distracted by latest design fades, trends and shiny cool gadgets of latest funky pieces of furniture which can often mislead clients desires. Instead the trick (if there is one) is being able to separate the cool and trendy from the new and valuable.