The 'right' amount of noise is different for everyone. That might explain why some people perform best in noisy environments, while others prefer silence.
Knoll is best known for transforming the design of America's corporate offices. But she was also on the front lines of a State Department effort to promote American ingenuity and capitalism abroad.
The midterm elections have put America's political divide front and center, increasingly invading the work space and stressing out employees.
Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
Rather than being distracting, open plan offices can actually work for certain situations.
Most modern offices contain a surprising amount of harsh chemicals. If you're heading back to work, check out our list of the best plants to clean the air (and reduce stress).
The use of big data at work could promote well-being – but only in very specific conditions.
The popularity of the corporate campus over the past fifty years suggests the form is here to stay.
The history of the office illustrates not only how our work has changed but also how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological and social forces.
Rather than just catering to one stereotype of worker, people who use coworking spaces actually come from different backgrounds, professions and ages.
The quality of the office environment itself can have significant negative effects on thinking, health and productivity.
Co-working spaces are evolving to suits the needs of a changing workforce.
Hot-desking tends to affect different employees differently – it tends to produce winners and losers.
When it comes to gig workers, research says it's better to work with others and in the same place everytime.
Many managers say they're uncomfortable giving negative feedback, yet employees tend to consider it helpful to improving importance. Research – and a 13th-century saying – offers some tips.
Some research suggests the state of your desk may influence your demeanour, but there's more to office politics than that.
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Research shows that many building codes don't designate the maximum number of people that should fit in an office, but that's not the only problem with standard office design.
Unable to produce high-quality, meaningful results in their paid work, people are increasingly looking to satisfy this need in their leisure time.
If you work in an office, chances are you or the person sitting next to you has grumbled about it being too hot or cold.
The feeling of exclusion in the workplace is more detrimental to employees than bullying from co-workers, according to a…