Tag: office

September 11, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Away UK office workers are still away.  Early Aug 2020 – 84% of French office workers were back at their desks, compared to only 37% of Britons, and 75% of Germans, Spanish & Italians.  1/4 of Britons are only turning up at the office part-time.  We’re all in this together?  Er, no Guessed the Word? …

September 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Lift Lifting lockdown tricky issue: who returns to the office & who continues to work from home?  It’s unclear which side of the age divide suffers more – older staff lonely at home, or youngsters risking Covid-19 going out to work.  Dividing workers makes us squirm, but must be done to save the most lives…

May 25, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Mourn Covid-19 casualty: The Office, whose loss we now mourn.  Provider of work, workplace, routine, structure, amusement, purpose, refuge, friends & partners.  Enabler of sanity, escape from home chaos & ways to pass the time.  Separator of work & home lives.  Driver of higher standards of behaviour, dress & language.  Situations vacant: Office Spouse, Jokers…

May 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Layout Covid-19 permanent alteration: changed & changeable workspace layout.  We’ll have to adjust to cubicles, room dividers, perspex screens, well-spaced back-to-back work stations, fewer chairs, voice-activated doors/lifts, copper fixtures, UV lighting, separate entrances/exits, one-way corridors, floor directional markings.  Open plan shuts Guessed the Word?                Series 57 (4/8)   …

May 4, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Fallout Covid-19 fallout: lasting change in consumer and worker behaviour & expectations.  So, allow more space between occupants.  As lifts can only take 2 people, signpost stairs & alternative routes.  Stagger opening hours.  Do more online.  Reduce property footprint. Use offices for get-togethers, not routine work.  Re-do contingency plans – those fallback disaster recovery premises…

September 18, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Self-storage UK self-storage space doubled in 10 years to >44m sqft in 2017.  That’s 0.7 sqft for each person, the highest in Europe.  USA self-storage is 7 sqft per person, despite its homes being the world’s largest.  UK: 1,160 indoor & 345 outdoor sites, 450k customers, £750m ($930m) annual sales. We over-estimate the space we…

September 14, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Double-breasted (DB) suits Too casual for the office till the 1940s, but now doing double the business,the DB suit jacket descends from naval officer uniforms.  Key to the image of 1930s gangsters & 1980s bankers, its most iconic wearers are rule-breakers whose names turn up on all-time best-dressed lists.  Menswear detail: correct button stance is…

March 20, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Office Wooden desks to cubicles to open-plan, ‘work anywhere’ now means ‘office’ is any location with internet. With no office, workers may have to use ‘cargo pants’ to store items. But new research shows open-plan doesn’t boost productivity, communication nor morale What’s the Word?   Series 2 (9/10)  [photo: Pinterest]