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The four megatrends that affect our way of working

The four megatrends that affect our way of working

During the last decade, the workspace has undergone a dramatic change but it pales in comparison to how new organisational structures will impact the way of working…

Inspiration Office 17th May 2019
How Artificial Intelligence is growing in the workplace

How Artificial Intelligence is growing in the workplace

So far the effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been slow to reveal themselves in businesses in South Africa but the scale of the oncoming change is starting…

Aglet 15th Apr 2019
Why the pod is popping up everywhere in offices in South Africa

Why the pod is popping up everywhere in offices in South Africa

The pod — a small, free-standing box or space that is typically soundproof and designed to fit just one or two people — is taking over offices in South Africa…

Aglet 15th Apr 2019
Meet your new team member - the room

Meet your new team member - the room

Digital assistants and smart rooms with environmental systems will soon be so sensitive to our workplace needs that they will feel like conscientious colleagues…

Aglet 15th Apr 2019
Want to be really productive at work in 2018? Here’s how

Want to be really productive at work in 2018? Here’s how

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd Productivity is the combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts. But staying productive…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
6 innovative ways companies are changing the workplace

6 innovative ways companies are changing the workplace

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Increasingly companies are seeing the workplace as a strategic tool for productivity and collaboration…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
Idea centric offices with homestyle comforts expected to be amongst SA office trends of 2018

Idea centric offices with homestyle comforts expected to be amongst SA office trends of 2018

Ideas are the new currency of modern economies and it is no more evident than in recent billion dollar idea success stories like Airbnb and Uber which are now disrupting,…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
From unequal pay to robots - the hot button workplace issues likely to dominate 2018

From unequal pay to robots - the hot button workplace issues likely to dominate 2018

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Workplaces the world over are changing rapidly thanks to the way we prefer to work, social…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
6 ways your company can adapt to an ageing workforce

6 ways your company can adapt to an ageing workforce

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Many of today's 10 year olds will live to be 120 and it's not a stretch therefore to expect…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
How lighting affects office productivity

How lighting affects office productivity

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   There are certain factors that everyone knows affects workplace productivity, but there is…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
More SA companies following Apple's sit / stand approach to work

More SA companies following Apple's sit / stand approach to work

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Recently, it was widely reported in the media that all employees at Apple's new spaceship-style…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
Biophilia takes root in SA offices as trend grows worldwide

Biophilia takes root in SA offices as trend grows worldwide

It’s an odd sounding word that’s often mistaken for something illegal or someone who likes books, but biophilia is simply humankind’s innate connection with…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
What do Millennials want at work? Surprise, the same as what we all want!

What do Millennials want at work? Surprise, the same as what we all want!

Analysing and interpreting Millennials is an industry in itself but are they really as different as experts would have us believe, especially when it comes to the…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
How to make working on your laptop better for your body

How to make working on your laptop better for your body

Laptop computers are lightweight, portable and convenient, allowing us to work anywhere. But with many people now using laptops as their primary computer, even though…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
What is agile working and why is it taking off in South Africa?

What is agile working and why is it taking off in South Africa?

Agile working, where employers offer fewer constraints and plenty of flexibility to an employee, is increasingly popular in South Africa. But how should businesses…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
No more psyche-ward green: how to make your office so much better in 2019

No more psyche-ward green: how to make your office so much better in 2019

If looking around your office at motivational posters from 1988, psyche-ward green walls and rows of people slumped at rows of desks makes you want to run screaming…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
Height adjustable desks: a boost to health, comfort and productivity

Height adjustable desks: a boost to health, comfort and productivity

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd Spending those long hours sitting in the same fixed posture at a desk is doing your body no good and…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
Don't just sit there: how to beat the silent killers from sitting all day

Don't just sit there: how to beat the silent killers from sitting all day

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns including…

Aglet 25th Mar 2019
How to sweat office space in uncertain economic times

How to sweat office space in uncertain economic times

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   South Africa is facing severe economic headwinds and many companies are hesitant to move…

Aglet 7th Dec 2017
6 office hacks to enhance productivity in the workplace

6 office hacks to enhance productivity in the workplace

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd Great offices are not merely well decorated and thoughtfully designed, but also have a profound effect…

Aglet 20th Nov 2017
Work related back disorders driving absenteeism

Work related back disorders driving absenteeism

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Work-related back disorders are a significant and increasing problem in office workplaces…

Aglet 12th Jul 2017
The office isn't dying, it's going through a renaissance!

The office isn't dying, it's going through a renaissance!

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   It wasn't long after smart phones, tablets and ubiquitous Wi-Fi that workplace experts predicted…

Aglet 10th Jun 2017
Offices would be better places to work if they were more like cars

Offices would be better places to work if they were more like cars

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Offices would be much better places to work if they were more like cars says the Managing…

Aglet 9th May 2017
Small office changes to boost workplace productivity every day

Small office changes to boost workplace productivity every day

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Post holiday gloom, the 3pm slump, stiffness from sitting down all day, annoying colleagues...…

Aglet 18th Apr 2017
Hot desking is on the wane, say hello to flexible working

Hot desking is on the wane, say hello to flexible working

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Savvy businesses are rapidly moving beyond shared desks to flexible work spaces, which is…

Aglet 8th Mar 2017
10 tips for a healthier & happier workplace

10 tips for a healthier & happier workplace

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   The new working year is now in full swing and some people will be back at work in less than…

Aglet 18th Jan 2017
The office gobbledegook we hope to never hear again in 2017

The office gobbledegook we hope to never hear again in 2017

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Anyone who has ever worked in an office will be familiar with the nonsensical 'corpspeak'…

Aglet 7th Dec 2016
Collaborative workspaces a global trend to watch in SA offices in 2017

Collaborative workspaces a global trend to watch in SA offices in 2017

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Despite the well worn mantra of group work being central to success, businesses often struggle…

Aglet 22nd Nov 2016
SA's office workers now spend an hour a day on mobile devices, preference for smartphones

SA's office workers now spend an hour a day on mobile devices, preference for smartphones

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   South Africa's office workers spend nearly an hour a day working on their mobile devices…

Aglet 19th Oct 2016
Innovation Hubs grow in popularity in SA with the likes of Google, GE and Standard Bank

Innovation Hubs grow in popularity in SA with the likes of Google, GE and Standard Bank

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Working ways are changing globally Hubs seen as drivers of business innovation 70%…

Aglet 16th Aug 2016
Workplace ergonomics - a bottom line issue

Workplace ergonomics - a bottom line issue

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   *Office workers increasingly prone to work injuries *Only 40% of SA workers feel their…

Aglet 11th Jul 2016
SA businesses hop onto global furniture leasing trend as office spaces get smaller & cash becomes tighter

SA businesses hop onto global furniture leasing trend as office spaces get smaller & cash becomes tighter

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   * Leasing growing faster than sales in many G7 countries * In US value of furniture…

Aglet 14th Jun 2016
Winter is coming -and so are hundreds of millions of germs to the workplace

Winter is coming -and so are hundreds of millions of germs to the workplace

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   * Shared office space trend giving rise to greater infection rate * 72% of people go…

Aglet 30th May 2016
Poll reveals South Africans' workplace likes, loathes and wants

Poll reveals South Africans' workplace likes, loathes and wants

Richard Andrews Director at Inspiration Office (Pty) Ltd   Caffeine more important than safety Loud colleagues top list of annoyances Social…

Aglet 25th Mar 2016
Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

It is becoming painfully clear that sitting with limited movement throughout a 9 hour working day is terrible for one’s health and is a lethal activity. It…

Aglet 20th Oct 2015
Ergonomics VS Economics: Today's Workplace Debate

Ergonomics VS Economics: Today's Workplace Debate

More than adjusting one’s workstation or chair to reduce risk of injury, ergonomics is a strategic business initiative with financial, managerial, technical…

Aglet 12th Aug 2015
South Africa’s Next Pain In The Neck Epidemic

South Africa’s Next Pain In The Neck Epidemic

Fact: there are 37.2 million adults in South Africa and 97% of them have a cell phone. It’s not surprising that texting is a popular form of communication for…

Aglet 10th Jun 2015
AngelShack

AngelShack

Innovators see and act on opportunities, use thinking and resourcefulness, focus on outcomes, and act to expand the pie. Regardless of where they start, innovators…

Aglet 2nd Oct 2013
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