About James Geekie

James Geekie is the Group Design Director at Area

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The tipping point for flexible working arrives

The tipping point for flexible working arrives

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Although people have been talking about flexible working in one way or another for decades – the economist John Maynard Keynes declared in 1930 that technological advances would lead to a 15-hour working week – we may now be at the tipping point where work takes on an entirely different character.

The language barrier to wellbeing in office design

The language barrier to wellbeing in office design

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In a recent piece for the Architects Journal, incoming BCO President Paul Patenall extolled the virtues of a Danish idea called Arbejdsglaede, (almost) literally the joy of work. There is no equivalent word in English, of course, but it also taps into our assumption that we can learn a thing or two from our Scandinavian […]

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