Newsletter 511: Build Workplaces That Really Work!


















How to Focus in an Open-Plan Office
Build Workplaces That Really Work!




Take a look around your workspace. Is it designed to nourish your people and encourage productivity? Or is it a poorly laid out, uninspiring and demoralizing environment?

Our physical surroundings impact our happiness and well-being, which makes the airy, visual appeal of open floor plans very popular. But even these spaces present challenges, and you can explore them in our article, How to Focus in an Open-Plan Office.

You can learn more about creating healthy and productive workplaces with our articles, Minimizing Workspace Stress and Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work.

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A Final Note

Office space plays an important role in your organization: it affects your people’s mood, health and productivity, and it can impact your attempts to attract new talent. As a manager, it’s unlikely you can order a redesign to suit your team’s needs, but there are measures that you can take to make your space both engaging and “fit for purpose.”

Next week, you can find out how to strike deals that leave all parties feeling like winners, and watch our new video to learn how to boost innovation in your organization.

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