Place, person matches and misses
Tuning in best results
Gracheva and Groen review the implications of onsite and external coworking sites for large office-based organizations. They share that they “examined the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating coworking environments into the real estate portfolios of large organizations. . . . The findings show that improved adaptability is the greatest advantage of external coworking solutions (facility management perspective). The most significant advantage of internal coworking is related to stimulation of innovation, creativity and knowledge sharing (general management perspective).
Neuroscience studies document the positive effects of green walls on human quality-of-life and cognitive function as well as research-consistent best practices.
Wood color, amount, and in-use effects
How much alone time is too much?
Reworking the office with RIBA
Different times, different needs
Nurmi and Pakarinen’s work probes the effects of virtual sessions on our energy levels and mental performance. The researchers report that they “challenge the commonly held belief that virtual meeting fatigue manifests as exhaustion (i.e., active fatigue) resulting from overloading demands and instead suggest that participation in virtual meetings may lead to increased drowsiness (i.e., passive fatigue) due to underload of stimulation.
Hutson and Hutson investigated how biophilic design can support neurodiverse populations. They found that “With an estimated 15 – 20% of the global population considered neurodiverse, it is crucial to understand and accommodate their specific needs, such as those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum condition, and learning disabilities. . . . biophilic design integrates natural elements and art into the built environment.