As workforces become increasingly blended with a range of full-time, part-time, contract, and remote workers, many companies are looking to unassigned workstations to make the most of their office space.
Food for thought: your floor plan can impact your company’s success. Even when things are going smoothly at the office, it’s worth looking at how a few small tweaks to your office set-up can affect the intangibles that impact your success: worker happiness, efficiency — even how prepared you are to face the future.
A salary negotiation is no place for joking around. Or is it? Evidence from some social psychologists suggests that humour — the right kind of humour deployed at the right time — can work in your favour, especially in sensitive situations like salary negotiations.
Open-concept office design can offer undeniable benefits, from better communication within departments and a more collaborative atmosphere to more efficient use of space. But making an open-concept office work requires more planning than simply setting up rows of desks.