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Changing office culture by changing offices

This might sound a little extreme, moving office just to change your culture but it’s a very serious recommendation. Offices are becoming more than just somewhere to house staff and equipment, they can play a key role in how your staff interact and even how productive they are. Altering company culture A recent meeting of key property personnel in Manchester (hosted by M.E.N Media) highlighted just how far...

Would your office be better without cubicles?

Imagine that your boss informs you that you’ll no longer have your own cubicle, all private offices are to be removed and even your phone will be heading out the door. That’s the scenario for staff at Microsoft’s Singapore office. A redesign by HBO+EMTB Group which sees the office branded as ‘Microsoft’s New World of Work’ is meant to increase productivity levels and...

Who’s Offices are Dirtier? Men’s or Women’s?

According to a recent study, it’s mens! The research conducted by scientists in America took samples from 90 offices in New York, San Francisco and Tucson, Arizona and found that men’s offices contain significantly higher numbers of bacteria than women’s. They identified over 500 types of bacteria, most of which originated from human skin, noses, ears and “ intestinal cavities”, and found that office...
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