People building workplaces that attract a crowd

Why your workspace is vital for productivity

We spend so much time at work; we should make it enjoyable. An employee’s Workplace Experience affects their state of mind and really plays a significant role in their psychological well-being, creativity and ultimately, their productivity. One of the biggest drivers of the remote workforce is that remote employees can produce better results than their traditional counterparts stuck behind their

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Co-working, an inspiration for effective workspaces

There’s a correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation and in Silicon Valley Facebook, Yahoo and Google have designed their ways of working to maximise chance encounters. Nina Fountain, the founder of The Workspace Connection, agrees that creative ideas aren’t going to happen behind a computer, but how can businesses create a Workplace Experience that sparks collaboration, and fuels innovation?

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The wonder of workplace wellbeing

There is a growing understanding of the impact of stress and busy lives on our health, so it’s not surprising that leadership teams are looking to create a Workplace Experience that benefits the wellbeing of their teams. Here Nina Fountain, founder of The Workspace Connection, uncovers how leadership teams can shape an attractive workplace, and improve the welfare of the

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Enabling Activity-Based Working (ABW)

Activity-Based Working (ABW) or agile working is a transformational workplace strategy that can create organisational benefits in  productivity, collaboration, achieving strategic objectives and corporate vision, and the wellbeing of employees. But if leadership teams fail to manage it with people in mind first and foremost, there is a risk that the benefits of ABW won’t be realised. The Workspace Connection Founder,

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Are you offering staggered work hours yet?

For most of the 20th century, people went to offices in cars the way parts were carried along a conveyor belt – predictably, almost uniformly. Then in the 1970s a cheeky Astronaut – Jack Nilles – proposed that working from home could revolutionise productivity and reduce strain on infrastructure – an apparent win-win. His idea had merit but few saw

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Three strategies to achieve teamwork in a crisis

New Zealand was recently hit with a 7.8 earthquake that rocked Wellington city to such an extent that 11% of the buildings in the CBD were affected. Many of them closed for business. That left teams working from home or scrambling to find new ways of working. Leadership teams weren’t prepared to be developing workplace strategies around distributed teams and all

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Why your next strategic move should be to disrupt your work style

Self-driving cars will hit the road at the end of this year. What do self-driving cars have to do with your business’ ways of working? Perhaps more than you previously thought. Did you know that this year BMW will release 40 self-driving cars? Volvo also expects to release 100 self-driving cars this year and Tesla will enable full self-driving on

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Distributed teams: The growth strategy used by the savviest startups

Growing an amazing business requires breakthrough thinking from your leadership team. In this article we propose an approach you may not have thought of. For many small businesses seeking growth, there are essential elements required for your growth strategy. Whilst it is important to have a good understanding of your current state – ‘where are we now?’ – and your

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