the kind of Beta I wouldn’t mind working in

Since I’m slightly obsessed with Creative Spaces, I’m all for Italian furniture maker Tecno’s new Beta range of office furniture. Its a ‘workplace system’ designed for creative offices that has not only been designed to easily evolve over time but also seems to allow everyone their own little bit of personal space – something sadly lacking … Continue reading the kind of Beta I wouldn’t mind working in

Packing ‘em in – today’s open plan means shrinking space

Telegraph newsroom photo by victoriapeckham on flickr  I’ve been ranting about Creative Spaces, open plan and working-where-you-work-best for a couple of years now (examples here, here and here). I stumbled on a piece in the Wall Street Journal today which reported that the average new workstation designed by global architecture firm HOK Group has shrunk from 64 … Continue reading Packing ‘em in – today’s open plan means shrinking space

don’t bother showing up if you’re just going to sit quietly

Prolific marketing blogger and author Seth Godin writes: [if you employ knowledge workers] it’s hard for me to see why you’d bother having someone come all the way to an office just to sit in a cube and type. He also comments don’t bother showing up if you’re just going to sit quietly.  He’s right – space is … Continue reading don’t bother showing up if you’re just going to sit quietly

Is your desk the window to your personality?

Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book Blink describes an experiment where a psychologist called Samuel Gosling asked members of the public to rate college students against key personality traits on the sole basis of spending 15 minutes in their dorm rooms. He found that these strangers were more accurate than the student’s own friends in rating the … Continue reading Is your desk the window to your personality?