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How can workplaces achieve the right balance between work and play?

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How can workplaces achieve the right balance between work and play?

"Indeed, what initially started out as a tech sector trend to create spaces which better reflected their brand and encouraged employees to think outside of the box, has gone mainstream. Yet while these modern office perks may provide a unique talking point in the office – and even a unique selling point for potential employees, some companies are struggling to strike the right balance between work and play."

Read more: jllrealviews.com

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Storytelling and the Workplace

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Storytelling and the Workplace

For employers looking to highlight brand, build pride, attract future talent, and foster collaboration and engagement in the workplace, @IAarchitects shares their wisdom about the key factors to consider with their recent post: Storytelling in the Workplace Builds Brand and Culture.

What are you doing to tell your story? We'd love to hear.

Read more: interiorarchitects.com

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The use of color in the workplace

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The use of color in the workplace

As a follow-up to our previous post, The value of color in the workplace, we know that color can be a powerful element in a designer's tool box. Color plays an inherent role in each of our lives, and profoundly affects how we experience the world around us. For a general understanding, here are some basics on the effects and meanings of each color. It's key to point out that of the thousands of shades of each color, sometimes varying shades/tones often have complex and contradictory meanings. 

Red - associated with energy, aggression, war, danger, strength, power, determination, as well as passion, desire, and love. Red captures attention. It is one of the most visible colors, second only to yellow. 

Yellow - associated with joy, optimism, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. It is also the universal color for caution and physical illness. Yellow is the most visible color of the spectrum.

Orange - associated with joy, sunshine, and warmth. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Orange is symbolic of strength and endurance, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health.

Green - associated with nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. It also has strong emotional correspondence with safety.

Blue - associated with depth and stability, as well as tranquility and calmness. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. 

Purple - associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It symbolizes power, wealth, nobility, luxury, and ambition.

White - associated with light, goodness, innocence, and purity. White suggest simplicity and safety.

Black - associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. Black contrasts well with bright colors.

 

Sources: The meaning of colors , Color Matters , Color Meanings

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The value of color in the workplace

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The value of color in the workplace

Color is not just an aesthetic consideration. According to Work Design Magazine, we know that certain colors can positively contribute to happiness, productivity, and even physical health in the workplace.  In addition, color can be a powerful tool in telling stories, and connecting people to places as well as brands. How are you shaping the built environment with color?

Read more: workdesign.com

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How Gen Z could shape the future of workplace design

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How Gen Z could shape the future of workplace design

Flexibility and mobility in the workplace, areas for both collaboration and privacy, as well as access to technology will play a large role in shaping the future of workplace design for the tech-savvy Generation Z according to a yearlong study conducted by international architecture firm HKS.

Faced with a tough but exciting challenge, both the A/D community and contract furniture industry have a great potential to help shape productivity and engagement in the workplace. This shift is what excites and keeps pushing us forward. 

Read more: designcurial.com

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