Designing for Knowledge Workers
In 1959, Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” but generic use of this term has resulted in a generic approach to office design. Recent research suggests there are four distinct knowledge worker “character types.”
Drink While You Think - Nigel Humphreys on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Friends and colleagues enjoyed the latest in our series of poignant and thought-provoking talks, this month with child psychologist Nigel Humphrey.
How acoustics affect productivity
Acoustics affect productivity more than you might think. With modern office design being predominantly open plan and featuring finishes like plasterboard walls, polished concrete and floor to ceiling glass, it faces a lot of problems with reverberation and noise travel. This is why POS are meticulous in creating design solutions to overcome these problems.
Tips for Building a Resilient Team
Every employee and team experiences periods of adversity. Wouldn't it be wonderful if your entire team had the resiliency to handle the toughest challenges with energy, focus and enthusiasm? While you may wish your entire team had these abilities and drive, resilient teams must be built, nurtured, and empowered. Use these tips to instil resiliency traits and empower your team to tackle adversity with confidence.
Drink While You Think - John Surcombe on UBI
Is Universal Basic Income feasible? Is it a human right? According to the Founder of UBI Guernsey, the answer to these questions is a resounding ‘yes'.
Drink While You Think - Tunnel Visionary Martyn Dorey
A potential £2.6 billion project that could see an underwater tunnel built linking the Channel Islands to France, continues to be developed by a businessman in Guernsey.
We spend more waking hours in the office than anywhere else. So it's important that it's a place of comfort, security and fun. The role of the office has changed over time - it's less about desks and chairs and more about ethos, culture and interaction.
Suddenly we find ourselves back in lockdown. Our courageous, fast acting leaders have done what they must to keep our beloved island and those we care about safe. This safety comes at a cost, albeit one we’re happy to carry, but it isn’t without its consequences.
Modern workspace solutions with a difference
Noise in the office is one of the biggest disrupters of time, leading to a drop in productivity and impacting on mental wellbeing. Office workers have come to accept that phone calls, emails and general conversations will distract them from the job in hand. But with advances in office space design and technology this needn’t be the case.
A year at POS
In many ways 2020 has been a year that a lot of us would like to forget. But despite its ups and downs, it's been a year we have been able to learn from.
Activity-based working solutions
Activity-based working is a cost-saving, productivity enhancing business strategy that provides people with a choice of settings for a variety of workplace activities.
The WELL Building Standard - Fitness Concept
In a recent study conducted by POS, a staggering 60.54% of respondents in Guernsey said the design of their workplaces did not encourage them to be physically active.
Improving productivity in the workplace
Many aspects, including noise, temperature, comfort and lighting, can impact productivity, both positively and negatively. In this article we look at ways of increasing productivity by making changes to our surroundings.
The POS survey results
In September we conducted a survey to find out how working patterns have changed since lockdown. The results are in and we now have a much clearer picture of what people like and dislike about working from their home or office, and how employers can make their workplace more attractive to staff.
Inspiring staff to choose the office over home
Three fifths now prefer a mix of working from the office and home. But is communication and collaboration being hampered? The key to reversing the trend is to understand what's making staff want to stay home.
Attracting staff back into the office
The taste of working from home has left many reluctant to go back to pre-covid office life. What should businesses be doing to attract staff back?
Returning to Work
We’re going back! Guernsey is the first place in the British Isles that is covid-free. This huge achievement is credit to our rigorous track and trace system, along with the unwavering community spirit and strict following of the lockdown rules that have resulted in the virus being eliminated. We are now at the forefront of the world that will be returning to work in ‘normal’ circumstances...
The New Working Normal
We are now in the process of moving through the exit phases, with glorious weather welcoming in phase four. As excited as we all are for the return of the takeaways (good reason to put the unlimited recreational time to good use…) it also means that the slow return to the workplace begins.
Seeing the POSitives
At POS, our purpose is to inspire people. Usually we do that through designing spaces that are inspiring, but right now promoting wellbeing and POSitivity is just as important to us. We’ve had a think about what the benefits of the new ‘Stay at Home’ measures are…
How to stay POSitive
This is an unknown time that we are experiencing, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Recent measures that have been advised mean that our normal life is going to change – but we can still be positive and productive. Working from home is going to be a reality for most of us so we’ve thought about our favourite methods we use in our design phase for clients to make sure you stay inspired.
New decade, same stress?
It’s January, so gyms are full, and supermarkets are stocking buzzword products with ‘added protein’ and ‘no added sugar’. This can change your body but there is something that has a bigger impact than your healthy meal plan… stress.
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