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Re-imagining Libraries, Faculty Offices and In-Between Spaces. Knoll convened a Higher Education Summit in Chicago in October 2019 with thought leaders in higher education design from across the country. Headlined by researcher and author Meghan Grace, who presented discoveries from her book, Generation Z Goes to College, the forum also included a lively exchange of ideas and challenges designers face when planning spaces on campus for today and tomorrow’s students and faculty.
Cost considerations and space utilization can direct an organization’s decision to move from private to mostly open space. However, achieving strategic goals and supporting a firm’s mission, brand message and culture often play a more significant role. By improving collaboration and communication, flattening hierarchies and eliminating siloes, open environments can catalyze the innovation businesses seek.
With today’s technology-enabled mobility, supervising a partially distributed team has become more commonplace. But if your entire staff has had to move to a remote framework, navigating your role as a leader can feel a bit daunting. There’s no doubt that change can be hard for everyone on your team—including you.
Making even small tweaks to office furnishings or work habits can make you more comfortable. To reduce your risk of injury and improve your performance, and well-being, consider these ten practical ergonomic tips for your workspace—and your work style
A Layperson’s Guide Ergonomic guidance documents (the HFES 100 and BIFMA G1) are written in a highly technical format and are often challenging for "non-experts" to correctly apply. This primer clarifies popular misconceptions and explains how to use these two documents to develop effective standards.
Research has shown that workplace ergonomics is a major factor in improved staff performance, satisfaction and, in turn, retention. Workspaces should be flexible and adaptable in order to support various modes of work and enable the constant shifts between them. By providing employees with an ergonomic workstation you are ensuring the well-being of your team. The following tips will help you set it up to promote comfort and facilitate productivity.
Eyestrain? Sore back? It is amazing how making even small tweaks to furnishings or work habits can make you more comfortable and energized over a long work day. To reduce your risk of injury, and improve your performance no matter where you work, consider these practical ergonomic tips.