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Friday
Sep302016

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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Tuesday
Sep272016

How to Choose the Right Amenities for Your Office

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Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on the state of the financial services industry.

“You can’t always get what you want,” sang the Rolling Stones. It’s true in life and no less true in the workplace environment, particularly when it comes to amenities. But a smart and strategic approach to amenity selection and design can result in something much better: you get what you need.

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Friday
Sep232016

Tech Trends of 2016: Color as a Language

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

Color plays an important role in our everyday lives. It carries a lot of meaning, different for each person or culture. In the workplace, where the majority of us spend most of our time, it’s important to know how our brains react to the colors that surround us and what they communicate. That way, when designing these space, we can use color appropriately and with clear intention.

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Monday
Sep192016

Nearshoring in the United States

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Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on the state of the financial services industry.

“Everybody's doing it!” No, they’re not dancing to that great Irving Berlin song. The “it” that everybody's doing in the world of financial services is "nearshoring." Nearshoring? What on earth is nearshoring? You might ask, “Do I want to be doing it? What are the consequences?”

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Saturday
Sep172016

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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