What’s the atmosphere like at your job? We’re not talking about the mood among your workmates, but the literal concentration of CO2 and other substances floating through the air. All of these have a strong influence on people’s health and performance.
Hearing is, of course, one of our basic senses. And well-adjusted acoustics are among the most frequently mentioned parameters for a good work environment. So we’ve chatted up Iveta Králová from Saint-Gobain Ecophon regarding both noise and silence in offices… and even the acoustics of company toilets.
Hurry up! In a moment we’ll be sailing out for a cruise around the working spaces of SinnerSchrader, a digital agency in Prague’s Vysočany district. These offices, built where the former Institute for Motor Vehicle Research once stood, have won two prestigious awards in recent weeks.
Forget about those old-school plastic workplace entry cards! At its headquarters in Prague’s Radlice district, the bank ČSOB is now using biometric data in their place. They’re identifying employees based on fingerprints or blood-vessel scans. In the past, they also tested the use of face-recognition cameras.
It’s definitely not a sin to fall asleep at work. On the contrary, companies should act in advance to “make your bed” for you during working hours. Or will you head up to your boss yourself and ask them to follow the example of one Japanese company and pay you extra if you sleep at least six hours a day?
About 40 sharks working for social media agency Socialsharks moved to a renewed HQ in Prague-Holešovice in January 2019. In the shark aquarium, you will find an unconventional combination of natural motifs and industrial style.