The Coworker’s Experience
A recent survey by industry experts Deskmag looked into what coworkers are looking for in places to work. Deskmag found that for the majority of co-workers, an ideal co-working space would have a mixture of open shared working areas, as well as smaller closed rooms for private conversations. Workplace layout and design was ranked as the most important factor.
The Compelling Pseudo-Science
This experience was explored in an enticingly scientific way by architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff. In a current 4OD series he’s looking into the impact building design can have on us – on our identity and self-esteem, and on relationships, the way we interact and the way that we work.
In this clip he explains how architecture and the environment are linked to the way our brain produces new cells. If you’re reading this you were probably taught that our brains stop producing new cells at the age of 21 or 23 if you’re lucky. Thankfully this has now been revised and scientists now say we in fact keep producing them for the whole of our lives. And our environment is a contributing factor in how much they grow.
When moving between different environments there was a 15% volume growth over one month, proving that it’s more productive to work from a variety of spaces. Ok. So he’s talking about mice here, but apparently mice and humans have similar hypothalamus’s ….or is it hypothalami?
Here’s the latest on the space… ok, so it looks very similar to our last shot but it’s all going to come together in a flash.
The Office Team