Must-Read Articles 10/21/17

Hello, everyone! We hope you had a great weekend. Here you’ll find a compilation of interesting articles that we enjoyed ourselves last week. We hope that these will inspire you with new ideas for your workplace and facility management teams!

Feel a growing need for time alone to work? You’re not alone.

While there are many advantages to co-working and some open floorplans in the workplace, there has been a backlash about the inability to have some alone time to get work done. Add this on top of the fact that many jobs require us to be connected to the internet at all times and it can get pretty maddening if you just need to focus. In this article from Harvard Business Review, Mike Erwin gives some tips that he has figured out on how to eliminate distractions as much as possible to help you be the most effective you can be.

Concerned about the idea of implementing “informal” workspaces? They’re not what you think they are.

Iain Aitch writes for JLL about the original intent of the “informal” workspace and it’s history of extremely unconventional ideas involving games and other amenities, but Aitch argues that there are many forms to the informal workspace. It can be as simple as a coffee area as long as it provides more opportunities for collaboration that the traditional workspace cannot.

To further drive home the point…

The physical workspace in which we set ourselves down is just as important as the digital workspace. Serena Borghero points out that everyone’s ideas of what creativity are and how they work are different, and while it’s impossible to create the perfect workspace to accommodate everyone’s exacting preferences we should work to create as many different workspaces as possible to facilitate creativity (as long as they’re within reason, of course). Borghero gives suggestions as to the basic necessities of the creative process to give you a template when considering how to create such areas.

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