Near universal uptake of flexible working driving increased use of Cloud

Near universal uptake of flexible working driving increased use of Cloud

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One of the consequences of the near universal uptake of flexible working practices amongst smaller businesses is a growth in the use of the technology best suited to make them work such as Cloud based data services. That is one of the key findings of a new study from BT Business and the British Chambers […]

‘World’s healthiest workplace’ is unveiled in Melbourne

‘World’s healthiest workplace’ is unveiled in Melbourne

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For some time now, the most talked about workplace issue has been wellbeing. Where once firms sought ways of using office design to solve a productivity puzzle, they are now increasingly concerned with the mental, psychological and physical health of employees. This is the case for most organisations but doubly so for those whose business […]

CTBUH announces winners of best tall buildings awards for 2015

CTBUH announces winners of best tall buildings awards for 2015

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has announced the winners of the Best Tall Building Awards for 2015. The winners were selected from a pool of 123 entries based on an evaluation by a panel of industry experts. The organisers claim that not only do the winners exemplify best practice they also advocate […]

Why it’s time for more companies to roll the dice for gamification

Why it’s time for more companies to roll the dice for gamification

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As was reported recently, gamification remains practically unknown to many managers yet companies like Nike, Microsoft, Samsung and eBay are beginning to see it as a useful tool. Generally adopted by marketing and sales professionals, gamification can also influence behaviour, increase productivity and improve wellbeing. Gamification is all around us, even if we don’t always notice it. […]

Facebook moves into new California campus headquarters

Facebook moves into new California campus headquarters

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Facebook has moved into its much discussed new headquarters building and campus in Menlo Park, California. As is the way these days, the relocation to the Frank Gehry designed HQ was announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his own Facebook page and heralded by a number of images shared on social media by staff. Zuckerberg […]

Video and gallery: Google’s new Silicon Valley headquarters

Video and gallery: Google’s new Silicon Valley headquarters

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Google may be having second thoughts about the design of its new London offices, but it is rather less reticent about that of its new Silicon Valley headquarters. It plans to transform a 2.5 million square foot site in the Californian city of Mountain View into a home for around 10,000 workers. The pastoral setting has been […]

Fold7 drops in to its new Mary Poppins inspired Farringdon offices

Fold7 drops in to its new Mary Poppins inspired Farringdon offices

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Fold7 has moved into new offices in Farringdon to house the expanding agency business and talent. The agency, which counts Go Compare, Gumtree, Ted Baker, Nike and Orange as its clients, has unveiled its news offices designed by Paul Crofts Studio with a Mary Poppins-inspired installation of people floating away on umbrellas and two ‘dry’ […]

Case Study: AutoTrader motors into its new Manchester digital playground

Case Study: AutoTrader motors into its new Manchester digital playground

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Even in the context of a rapidly declining print market, the decision to end AutoTrader’s 37-year history as a printed magazine was not an easy one to take. At its height, Auto Trader had a circulation of 368,000, but in June 2013 the final printed copy rolled off the presses and the business began its new […]

Case study: A public sector building that lights the way ahead for others

Case study: A public sector building that lights the way ahead for others

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Last year, I had the pleasure of producing a case study of the new offices of Wiltshire County Council for Mix Interiors magazine. Given that the building was this week shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Better Public Buildings Award and had already won an award from the BCO, we thought this seemed a good time to […]

Case study: dPOP’s jaw-dropping new offices light the road ahead for Detroit

Case study: dPOP’s jaw-dropping new offices light the road ahead for Detroit

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If you think you know what’s going on in Detroit based on the stories of the city’s financial woes and pictures of some crumbling buildings, it is worth a visit to the offices of dPOP, the two month old design firm with origins in creating the award-winning office spaces for Quicken Loans and its family […]

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