Creating better environments for employees
Goldin-Meadow’s work indicates the importance of being able to see the gestures of others; a strong argument for co-location.
Communication—verbal and nonverbal—is vital to our wellbeing and performance and at the core of our human-ness. Space design can support or thwart our efforts to exchange desired and needed messages.
Promoting conversation and life-enhancing design
Evaluating working away from the corporate campus
Korunka and Gerdenitsch studied social interactions among knowledge workers who moved into a new workplace.
We are better liars in some locations than others
Design affects interpersonal bonds between professional colleagues of relatively equal rank and also employee ties to their managers--and those links influence personal and organizational wellbeing.
Signs tell us what we should do and how we should do it. Sometimes the messages that we “read” from them are consistent with the objectives of the people who’ve designed the signs and other times they’re not. What distinguishes effective signs from ineffective ones?
Investigators have learned a great deal about the optimal design of workplaces in homes, co-working sites--and corporate centers.