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Corporate Culture / Hybrid Work / Inspiration / New Work
Modern Workplace at Techniker Krankenkasse at a glance

“Modern Workplace” – Techniker health insurance put the changing world of work in the picture with a Big Picture

The Power of Place: The consequences of inaction

ISG captured insight from both employees and employers to not only understand what has worked, but also highlight the threats and opportunities we face as we look to the future.

The changing workplace: The office as a desirable space

In cooperation with the design studio Ippolito Fleitz Group, Brunner, Europe’s leading contract furniture manufacturer, launched the new platform “Brunner Future Works”. In the process, inspiring future spaces and surreal creative scenes were created.

Hybrid Work
Putting the workforce ahead of the workplace

The CallisonRTKL Forecast looks at the accelerators, disruptors and constants shaping the built workplace environment in the year to come.

New Work
Office design today: Expect the unexpected

The future is hard to predict, but a few design tricks can help.

Designing the future: office design and the new social contract

Using hybrid work models to turn newly vacant spaces into places of possibility

The New Work Event Planer – the most important appointments from the world of work

Get inspired – and establish valuable contacts.

New Work
Bringing home into the workplace

Why offices are embracing domestic design

Inspiration / New Work
A real New Work Office: the new headquarters of New Work SE

With its sophisticated interplay of productivity and relaxation, NEW WORK Harbour delivers the architectural and intellectual blueprint for the office of the future.

Inspiration / New Work
Back to work – back to nature

How biophilic workplaces stimulate the senses

Event-Tipp / work and corona
Home is not always the best place

Offices reinvent themselves

New Work
Deep work: Concentration through withdrawal

How partitions can activate flow

work and corona
The new office. Cool = productive?

Part 15 of the series: “How to use current workplace design correctly”

work and corona
The workspace toolkit for this time

Part 14 of the series: “A Guide to Healthy Work Environments.”

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From Headquarters to Heartquarters

Part 13 of the series: “The office becomes a place that renders the corporate culture both haptically and visually tangible and holds the community together.”

work and corona
The new normal in the office

Part 12 of the series: “In the future, the office will primarily be a place of encounter that we choose quite deliberately.”

work and corona

Part 11 of the series: “Human emotional connection will always be paramount to successful workplace design.”

work and corona
Flexibilisation of space

Part 10 of the series: The Stuttgart-based architectural office “Scope” sees corona as accelerating a shift in the functions of the classic office, towards a place that increasingly serves social encounters and creative community work. This would open up new scope for creative freedom for architecture. “Scope” also considers a revival of stair climbing to be a possible knock-on effect of the pandemic.

work and corona
The use of rooms will become more flexible

Part 9 of the series: Areas will be enlarged or reduced according to requirements and used in more diverse ways than before. Lounges will, for instance, be converted more and more into informal conference areas for staff, if required.

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The general direction of workplace design will change

Part 8 of the series: A lesser amount of fixed desks, larger multifunctional event space and more flexibility in the overall use of space – this is what Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, founder of Bean Buro, which headquarters is located in Hong Kong, expects to remain after corona.

work and corona
5 hypotheses about office design after Corona

Part 7 of the series: the following text is an extract from the New Office Guide “Welcome back! The guide for your journey into new working worlds” by designfunktion.

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Offices have to be rethought

Part 6 of the series. The fundamental challenge will be: how do we succeed in meeting the new occupational health and safety requirements and at the same time create an atmosphere in which staff enjoy working and feel comfortable.

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A real opportunity for truly humanistic workplace designs

Part 5 of the series: Employers are beginning to realise that an employee physically working within an office, doesn’t necessarily guarantee improved results or productivity – while reversely employees are realising a new appreciation for the office.

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It’s not the location that matters, it’s the content

Part 4 of the series: In future, headquarters will function more as brand bases, or internal think tanks than workplaces

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There’s a sense of optimism in the air

Part 3 of the series: Working from home alone is not the answer – we should increasingly tap into the potential of alternative workplaces.

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We will meet again!

Part 2 of the series: All the things that worked well before the pandemic will come back, and the things that worked well during the pandemic will be added to the mix.

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Corona as a catalyst

Part 1 of the series: The virus accelerates changes that were pending anyway.

New Work
New Work in the Corona era

Seven effects which Covid-19 will have on the working world

Why Office Murals Are A Good Idea

From Lascaux to San Diego, companies like Dialogbild in Hamburg and Coastal Creative in California offer tailored decorative wall designs for businesses. It turns out they’re continuing a very old tradition.

„I work, where it feels right“

Part two of our conversation with Shannon Gaffney in which she names other formative workplaces SKB designed and provides us with an insight view into her personal workplace-habits.

“Freedom makes us happy and productive”

We talked to psychologist and industrial designer Stephanie Wackernagel, project director at Fraunhofer IAO about two of the institute’s most interesting recent studies: “Effective Office and Work Worlds” and “Office Analytics”. We also discussed the effect work environments have on personal wellbeing and staff performance.

“Designing the plane while it’s in flight“

In the first part of our conversation with Shannon Gaffney, Co-Founder of SKB Architects, she talks about their work for Microsoft , her approach to the term “productivity“ and why she can not stand it anymore that people connects with Seattle mostly salmon and Kurt Cobain.

Worktech19 Los Angeles: Future Workplace Conference

Get your update on work, workplace, technology, innovation: Wednesday, May 1st, Convene Los Angeles

Future Offices Spring Conference: Inside the 2030 Office

11 technologies & innovations that will shape the future of office design

Hamburg’s best co-working and workshop spaces

It’s an idea whose time has come. Co-working is a rising trend, not only in Hamburg, but across Germany.
The various expressions of the co-working concept – be it workshop spaces, business centers or the countless hybrid models that integrate private work areas with open communicative zones – have become an established part of daily working life in this Hanseatic city.

Company Culture off the Rack?

Once hyped for their flexibility, community work spaces are now sought after for their hip culture and creative buzz. But is a good business culture something that companies can outsource to an office provider?

Servants of Light

“Exemplary office lighting integrates with the needs of its users so organically that they don’t need to think about it,” says Tobias Grau. For decades Tobias Grau has been one of the most illustrious names in innovative and aesthetically sophisticated lighting. We spoke with husband and wife team Tobias and Franziska Grau who together run their company from its offices in Rellingen, near Hamburg.

The Workplace of Tomorrow: What it needs (and what it doesn’t)

Here’s the bottom line: At Office Inspiration we’ve nothing against gleaming coffee machines, colorful walls, chic toilets and relaxing lounge areas. Feel free to embellish your office, like the topping of a cake. But were you to ask your employees what they would change, most would put their priorities elsewhere.

Why the elemental workplace is not (only) about beautiful design

Beauty can be hazardous. In 1817, the French writer Stendhal experienced the symptoms of what we now know as the psychosomatic condition hyperkulturemia on a visit to the Italian city of Florence – as he later wrote “life was drained from me. I walked with the fear of falling”.

The highlights of ORGATEC – industry talking points

ORGATEC Trend Forum 23.-27. 2018 addresses the opportunities and challenges in tomorrow’s worlds of work

A Round-the-World Summer Tour of Earth’s Best-Designed Offices

Nothing says more about how much a company values its employees than how its offices are designed. Our whirlwind global tour takes you to twelve stunning offices, including visits to Tel Aviv, Milan, Bangkok, Sydney, Paris, L.A. and Wrocław.

This is where I can be me. This is where I want to work.

New worlds of work at the Zukunft Personal Europe: Visit the Future of Work Village, 11-13 September in Cologne, Germany

Corporate Culture / Inspiration
How Corporate Architecture Can Save A Company’s Culture

If new office worlds and coworking spaces are more than beautiful surfaces, then it takes depth: new furnishing concepts must reflect company culture and corporate DNA – with wrong furnishing concepts there is a threat of loss of corporate identity

What today’s workspaces need for success

Off-the-shelf solutions don’t cut it, according to the experts at Evolution Design. Instead, employers should create an environment where staff feel valued, supported and part of a community with shared values.

LinkedIn’s multicultural office concept: One story, four tales

An office design template with six communal areas that transfers LinkedIn’s values into four different countries and cultures

Get up, stand up! Sit-Stand Desks and the Fight Against Back Pain.

Back pain is the second most common cause of workplace absences due to ill health. Height-adjustable desks can encourage a more dynamic posture that strengthens back muscles, helping to avoid workplace health issues.

Work better, live better: New Workspaces at Otto

New worlds often reveal new perspectives. The idea that digital technology has permeated almost all aspects of our lives is a sobering, perhaps even intimidating thought. At first. But technology also has the potential to make our daily lives more efficient, pleasant and, perhaps, more human. Need proof? Join us for a stroll through the freshly remodeled workspace of the Business Intelligence unit at Otto.

The office of the future from the perspective of Generations X & Y

The office of the future? There is no such thing! Neither career starters or young professionals from Generation Y nor experienced professionals/office personnel from Generation X have a concrete vision of how the office of the future will look.

New Ways of Working: AXA Begins Company-Wide Office Remodeling Program

One of Europe’s leading insurers is working to reconfigure old work routines while utilizing open-plan designs and creative spaces to nurture innovative ideas and speed up decision-making processes.

Open Plan Office Design: The Five Deadly Sins

Although more and more businesses are switching to open plan office spaces, not all employees are thrilled at the prospect.

Offices Should Be Flooded With Beauty

Not so long ago, the sight of someone conducting meetings on a laptop (while wearing shorts!), conferencing with colleagues abroad while lounging on a sofa provided for that express purpose would have been unthinkable.

A Place to Feel at Ease: Seven Trends in Modern Office Design

The world of work is undergoing intense and rapid change, with globalization, digitalization and knowledge transfer all constantly accelerating. Yet also changing are the expectations employees and business leaders alike have of their workspaces.

Kick it like Google

No one expects their place of work to be like an adventure playground. But managers have recognized the need to offer staff more than an ergonomic desk and decent coffee.

Flower Power

Why we should surround ourselves with lemon balm and a hunter’s robe.

Inspiration / Recommendations
The ideal office incorporates eight zones

Each is tailored to a different aspect of the work environment.