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Coworking has been around for about a decade now, but it’s only recent that it came into global limelight.Now that it’s gone all-out pop among both freelancers and startups, collaborative spaces are springing up in major world cities at the speed of light. Judging by the popularity hike, coworking will soon become a mainstream. Brands looking to profit on the margin between office rentals and monthly membership fees, will need to invest a little more effort and money in the collaborative workplace design if they want to stay competitive and get an upper hand over other names in the industry. But what features should a cowork office have, and how can young coworking brands avoid common design pitfalls that can cost thousands in profits over the long haul?
Cubicle is a brilliant word.
It's a concise term and is well known throughout the working world. When you hear the word 'cubicle', you visualize a workstation. The workstation is surrounded by walls and filled with accolades and knick-knacks that help personalize the space. It’s where the office chair rolls from file cabinet to file cabinet. Where work legends are made through a tireless career in hopes of one day making the company Hall of Fame. And when that glorious day arrives, and you begin your office induction speech, be sure to thank your trusty cubicle.
Young businesses eager to carve off a piece of profit cake for themselves are often faced with a pressing dilemma when it comes to the choice of adequate office space. The commercial real estate market has changed considerably over the past decade fueled by a shift in the demand landscape, and one of the novelties recent market developments brought to the table is the growth of co-working industry. Right now, up-and-coming companies have a host of workplace options they can choose from based on their corporate needs, number of employees, and available budget. This can make finding your first office space a daunting task. If you’re uncertain as which of the many options provides the best backdrop for your company’s growth, you may want to take a closer look at the popular office picks and their perks and downsides.
As you may know, Pokémon GO has turned the Pokémon World upside down. It’s more popular and more fashionable than ever to hunt Pokémon of all varieties. Everyday, innocent Pokémons are being tracked using GPS, then caught and trapped inside the confined constraints of a Poké Ball.
Gone are the times when employers could overhaul the workplace and call it a day for the next few years. Baby boomers are retiring in flocks, and young hopefuls are stepping up to fill vacant seats, hankering for a slice of the corporate cake.
According to certain projections, millennials will account for a total of 75% of global workforce by 2025. With young business sharks behind the wheel, office design is racing forward at full speed, and the demand for workplaces that fit the worker is now more vocal than ever. Generation Yers are definitely here to make big waves in business waters – and here are some of the main aspects in which design preferences of millennial employees are re-shaping the modern office.
Cubicle aficionados link the late great Robert Propst with the invention of the cubicle. The story goes something like this…
While working at the office furniture company, Herman Miller, Mr. Propst designed the first “cubicle workstation” for Mr. Herman Miller. In a secret file titled, “Operation Golden Chair of Ergonomics” the two great minds hashed out the blueprint for dimensional cubical relay.
This series will not be so much about the creation of the cubicle, but rather regarding great moments in cubicle history that includes a series of personal interviews with some of the most influential cubiclists and cubicles in history. Yes, I'm interviewing actual cubicles.
The traditional public school system set many of us up for disappointment when we entered the working world. After spending eighteen years or more of our lives knowing that two months of idle summer days would be the reward for ten months of hard work, sitting out our summer in a cubicle can feel like a trap.
It's hard not to feel a pang of nostalgia for those luxurious summer vacations every sunny morning you drive into work. If you're spending your work days dreaming of poolside lounging and exciting beach trips, it might be time to bring Summer vacation to your cubicle.
While your boss would probably frown upon you bringing in sand to pour on the floor, here are five other ideas to bring the feeling of a summer vacation to your work space.