Category: Work Styles

Simple Workplace Design Tips

This year has seen interest in workplace design gradually building; a few consultancies have been established; blogs and podcasts have created; a couple of books have been written; and of course the start-ups have been investing their VC’s millions in fancy offices that get plenty of publicity.  It’s nice to...

How To Do Workplace Design

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. All too often offices are designed based on an efficiency metric that works for the facilities management organisation, cost/person, needs to be...

Doing Whatever It Takes

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. Sometime you need to do whatever it takes; to go to extremes; to work seven days a week; work through the night;...

My Personal Work Style

Companies like mine would like to think that there are only a handful of work styles that they need to support and that they can easily categorise the way people work.  Normally this is achieved using a classification that is focused on the type of work that a person does,...

Optimising Working Hours And Holidays

In recent years, especially in the USA, a few leading companies have introduced a policy of offering their staff ‘unlimited’ vacation time.  At first this new policy innovation seems to have been greeted with enthusiasm, but it’s not turned out as well as expected.  The intent seems to have been...