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Telework because of snow saves more than costs of implementing telework

The severe winter storms this season has led the U.S. Federal government to close Washington-area agencies four times. According to figures released Monday by Global Workplace Analytics and Telework Research Network, telework has saved federal agencies USD 32 million in productivity over the four days since December that D.C.-area federal offices have been closed due […] Read more

Martela and Framery extend cooperation

Finnish producer of professional furniture Martela and interior phone booth maker Framery will extend their cooperation in acoustic phone booth and small conference room solutions. “Activity-based offices provide a platform for a range of functions and interaction for employees, customers and stakeholders. Modern offices must support the needs of people engaged in different types of […] Read more

The top architecture and design trends for 2014 according to Perkins+Will

Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has published its 2014 Design+Insights Report. The firm asked its 1,500 employees worldwide to contribute to a global forecasting survey that provides a vision of what’s on the horizon for architecture and design. Perkins+Will grouped the findings under five main categories: Design + Resiliency: Designers will focus on creating […] Read more

Economic recovery leads to greater focus on workplace strategies

Corporate decision makers are responding to signs of economic improvement across Europe by shifting focus away from pure cost management to future growth opportunities, according to the latest annual European Occupier Survey conducted by global real estate advisor CBRE. The survey drew responses from more than 70 corporate occupiers in Europe representing leading corporations, covering […] Read more

2014 design trends that will shape our future

According to global architecture, design and planning practice Gensler, these are the six topics that will shape design in the coming decade: Workplace: Mobility and performance Wellness: Nudging people to health Technology: Integrating tech with place Urbanization: Cities as the vortex of massive growth Globalization: The hunt for new markets is global Development: Urbanity takes […] Read more

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