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Entries in 2016 Workplace Surveys (21)


Tech Trends of 2016: Leaving a Local Fingerprint

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Tech companies are making a conscious effort to create more personal and meaningful ties to the communities they serve, are a part of, and recruit from. For many companies, the focus has shifted from their global ‘footprint’ to their local ‘fingerprint’ (the specific impacts that can be made within their own communities) proving that, when aligned in the right way, business and community aren’t mutually exclusive.

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Designing a Campus to Drive a Culture of Innovation

Confidential Financial Services Firm, Photography by Christopher Barrett, Image © Gensler

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys.

Innovation—be it disruptive, transformative, groundbreaking, radical, revolutionary, incremental, ad hoc, or just by itself—the word is everywhere today. So ubiquitous is its use that many people argue it doesn’t really mean anything anymore; a Harvard Business Review article suggests that we should retire the term altogether

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UK Workplace Survey 2016: Bridging the Gap

Gensler’s 2016 UK Workplace Survey marked the official launch of the survey’s key findings and extended report. Image © Gensler.

With a dramatic gulf between the haves and the have-nots in the UK workplace, it is imperative that businesses bridge this gap if they are to unlock innovation in the workplace. At the same time, it is equally important that businesses enrich the human experience and help people optimise their performance at work.

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Why Shouldn’t We Feel Energised at the End of the Work Day?

Etsy’s New York headquarters. Image © Gensler.

Amongst the many questions included in the recent 2016 UK Workplace Survey was a seemingly innocent question asking respondents to what extent they agreed with the following statement: “At the end of a typical day in the office, I feel energised.”

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UK Workplace Survey 2016: The Science Behind the Data

How Design Drives Innovation, Image © Gensler

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys.

Can we make UK office environments work better for everyone? The Gensler UK Workplace Survey 2016 (WPS) examined that question, in a national, online, panel-based study conducted using Gensler’s newly redesigned Workplace Performance Index® platform. Issued to 1,210 office workers, and distributed evenly across 11 industries in the UK, the latest edition of the survey is a continuation of our commitment as designer and consultants to understand how human experience is influenced by the built environment.

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