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Home at the office

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Bosses are wising up to the benefits of creating a more humane workplace. Not only does this give staff a sense of pride and belonging but it also expresses a company’s ethos to clients. Welcome to the anti-office.

3XN, Andre Balazs Properties, HSBC, Not to Scale, Office, Simplicity, Studioilse

There’s a quiet revolution taking place in the way offices are being designed. The scale and nature of work is changing in an increasingly globalised business environment. Successful businesses are working across time zones, 24/7, enabling their staff to connect with foreign bureaux and clients as needed, not just in local working hours. Such a change calls for a new working environment – some way between the frenetic ballet of the trading floor and the crèche-like gimmickry of Silicon Valley. Open-plan, strip-lit spaces no longer seem appealing…


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