Categories Creative Office Spaces, Design, Narrative, Office Trends, Open Offices

10 + 1 Reasons to Measure Office Space Utilization

Last week, I sent a narrative on some new ways we are working with our clients to measure space utilization (click here to read).  I got quite a few responses about the topic from Real Estate facilities people (and a CEO) asking why we would incorporate new measurements into their spaces when they have corporate … Continue reading 10 + 1 Reasons to Measure Office Space Utilization

Categories Creative Office Spaces, Design, Narrative, Office Trends, Open Offices

New Ways to Measure Workplace Utilization

Every day we negotiate office leases. In 2019 alone, our team completed 145 leases. One item we always negotiate is rent per square foot.  As we negotiate this for our clients, we also talk to them about how they could, and probably should, be looking at the rent differently than just per SF.  Recently, we moved a … Continue reading New Ways to Measure Workplace Utilization

Categories Narrative, Office Trends, Open Offices

The Chemistry of the Unexpected

Tons of articles, surveys and speculation are flying around the world right now about the potential death of the office.  There seem to be endless arguments to both sides and I get to talk about them daily with clients and colleagues.  The article below explains the true needs for office space better than any article I’ve … Continue reading The Chemistry of the Unexpected

Categories Creative Office Spaces, Narrative, Open Offices

Open Plans Kill Productivity

In my ongoing effort to explore both sides of the open office vs. traditional office debate, here are some thoughts based on science.  The Journal of Environmental Psychology jumped into the fray and came out with a huge study (40k+ workers and over 300 companies).  What did they find out?   — Closed offices outperformed open … Continue reading Open Plans Kill Productivity

Categories Architecture, Creative Office Spaces, Design, Narrative, Open Offices

Exposed Ceilings Are Cool But Not Cheap

Exposed ceilings are all the rage, but users pay a price for this look. Most of our clients think it’s less expensive to just demo the ceiling and have a cool open space.  Not so fast.   Here are some of the additional costs that come with an exposed ceiling: – Re-running electrical cabling and HVAC … Continue reading Exposed Ceilings Are Cool But Not Cheap

Categories Narrative, Open Offices

Working Remotely

There is such freedom in working remotely.  But, as is the case with everything, there is a dark side.  People who get to work remotely have flexibility and save time from not having to commute. But are these benefits worth the stress? Remote workers also deal with the following:    –          Feeling disconnected from their team.  And … Continue reading Working Remotely

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