There was a recent article in the Australian Financial Review where the writer described an informal tour / interview with Tyler Brulé, editor-in-chief of the Monocle publication, of the Monocle offices. The writer described Brulé’s unrelenting attention to detail and almost tyrannical control over the visual landscape of the offices – going so far as … Continue reading Is Beautiful Space Always Creative Space?
For all the management skills and beautiful spaces you can provide for teams, sometimes where you sit them can make a huge difference to the type of work and creativity they produce. In this post, I’ll examine a few of the more common types you might hear discussed these days, along with what characteristics they … Continue reading Office Seating Arrangements and What They Mean
Recently, I accidentally discovered a little exercise that was a bit interesting and good for a little bit of personal growth. I suggest giving it a go. It’s easy. Just search your work and personal email outboxes (sent items) for the phrase “Sorry” or “Apologies” or something similar. You will be presented with a list … Continue reading What Do You Apologize Most For in Emails?
If we look at trends in technology and software, one might presume the next trend in office design and management would naturally be smart-offices – in the same way you probably have a smart-phone. The place where you work might start getting to know you a bit more… I once read an interesting book named … Continue reading Self-Learning Offices
In businesses, the creative process is often under-managed due to fear of stifling free thinking and exploration. So, hypothetically, if we were to take the view of a design business being an assembly line and try to apply typical process improvement steps to it, would it work? Would it affect creativity? To help answer this … Continue reading Sources of Under-management in Design Businesses
Whether you work in a design studio or an accounting firm, this website will help you find ways to bring more creativity into your work. It is about creating productive environments, how you can get as much creativity, energy and innovation into your office or workplace as possible. It is about the ecosystem that is … Continue reading About this Site