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Post COVID - 6 Ways to Make Your Office More Human

And throughout all this ‘return to the office’ planning, we’ve been thinking about our people. How will they feel? What can we do to keep them safe and connected? Are there ways we can help reduce stress?

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And throughout all this ‘return to the office’ planning, we’ve been thinking about our people. How will they feel? What can we do to keep them safe and connected? Are there ways we can help reduce stress?

Consider this: before COVID-19, school facilities were only in use 18% of the time. Now, as we potentially face new hybrid models of learning where parents take a more active role in their kids’ education, what will our learning environments become?

One of the most compelling drivers of connection is our sense of propinquity. This is our natural human tendency to develop tight interpersonal bonds with the people or things that are closest to us.

How our new two-story indoor loft was designed, built and is redefining how and where work gets done.

Borrowing from Abraham Maslow’s research, this outline presents a hierarchical guide we developed to help organizations reopen their doors and address the concerns, needs, and hopes for their employees in a post COVID-19 work environment.

As telemedicine becomes the expectation rather than the exception, how might the experience become more human in the process?

COVID-19 is challenging us. But those challenges are also helping us reexamine our previous assumptions of how medical facility rooms of all types can and should function.

As we look back over the past ten weeks, COVID 19 has exposed unexpected challenges and new inequities across education. As many articles on education have exposed, the lack of access to education is both a tragedy and systemic problem that has negatively impacted our young learners and their families.

When our One Workplace Healthcare team was faced with relocating its showroom to a smaller footprint, we encountered many of the same challenges as our customers...

Space, like fashion, is global and ubiquitous. Both fundamentally address style, function, and comfort — and use the common language of design to tell a story, introduce new possibilities, and shake us out of complacency. At their best, fashion and space help us see the world in new ways.

Human experience is the new ROI and our senses are the foundation.

Multi-sensory design might be a popular term today, but its origins are a few hundred thousand years old. The principles are straightforward: engage the different ways we hear, see, taste, smell, and touch during the day and you’ll engage the mind and spirit in the process.