Friday, December 25, 2009

death of the cubicle

worldview_12_23_09_cubicle_death

An interesting opinion piece by Susan E. Reed writing for Global Post describes the Unilever corporation's efforts to eliminate the cubicle from their workplaces:

When executives at Unilever noticed that much of their office space was either unused or unoccupied as workers traveled, they took away 36 percent of their employees’ personal space. The company’s offices in Leatherhead, England, now feature “agile” space: a largely open office where workers rearrange themselves throughout the day depending upon their tasks. They can collaborate with one another while sitting at a table, take a break in a curvy “vitality” space or concentrate alone in a small individual work area.

Its an interesting example of a large organization questioning what kind of environment will make their people most productive, and at the same time enable them to eliminate wasteful and expensive real estate.

Death of the Cubicle at Global Post

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

arbor desk by outofstock

Billede 1

A handsome and functional small home wood desk. Called Arbor and designed by the design collaborative Outofstock from Stockholm (as in out of Stockholm!) I like the storage compartments under the flip up tops. They are divided with separate flip sections for each storage bin - key if you hope to use them when other stuff is on the desk top.

arbor-blog-2

Arbor by Outofstock

via materialicious

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

every day the same dream

everyday

An interesting little computer game, which if you work in a cubical farm is probably not something you want to play. Sort of like a Groundhog day for today's office worker.

Every day the same dream

Friday, December 4, 2009

10 amazing offices

North-Advertising_by_Skylab-Architecture_1

A post at the Coolist blog shows 10 very interesting offices, some already posted here at workalicious, but many not. Shown: North Advertising.

10 Amazing Offices Around the World

via the PushPullBar

Thursday, December 3, 2009

walk desk by steuart padwick

walk desk

Here is another example of a nice technology enabled wood desk that would be great in the home or office. I really like the fresh look of the clear maple and nice acid green.

walk desk

via materialicious, Walk Desk by Seuart Padwick

Blog Widget by LinkWithin