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

10 things I still don’t understand about agency life

1. Why do clients only have emergencies at 5pm when you were planning to leave on time that day? 2. With enough denim around the average agency to stage a rodeo, whatever happened to the Working Wardrobe? 3. Why are the majority of staff in every agency aged under 35? 4. Whatever happened to the … Continue reading 10 things I still don’t understand about agency life

its apparently Positive Mental Attitude week – and its catching

A couple of weeks ago, one of the Account Directors who sits near me at work merrily declared that for the foreseeable future, all weeks would be now be designated Positive Mental Attitude Week. Since then, she’s won two pitches. I’m not suggesting that the two are completely related, but spending every day alternating between … Continue reading its apparently Positive Mental Attitude week – and its catching

The naming of things is a difficult matter

I’ve been pondering recently – why do we have ‘shorthand’ names for some places and people but not for others? At work, for example we have The Coffee Man, Sandwich Man (or occasionally Sandwich Lady), Sewing Lady and CityLink Man. Then there’s The Book People, who have cut out the middle man and handily named … Continue reading The naming of things is a difficult matter