“Where do you come up with your best ideas?” We gave this question to nine employees from different companies. And the result? There is no universal creativity hub. Some get inspired on the way from lunch, some in the meeting room and some in the office “jungle.”
Business Link, housed at the new Visionary building, is Prague’s largest provider of coworking spaces and premium offices. It offers infrastructure for freelancers, startups, small businesses, and corporate representatives. What do they appreciate about it? And what do they find to be the biggest advantages of a coworking environment?
How should the ideal meeting room look? What’s an absolute must to have in it? And what definitely shouldn’t be in it? We turned to the main partners of the Meeting Room of the Year contest with these questions. They answered us with this advice and experience:
There’s currently a labor shortage in the Czech Republic, so Czechs have never had such a large opportunity to choose their employer and dictate conditions as they do now. Despite this, over a quarter-million Czechs spend over two hours a day commuting. Why? We’ve interviewed two of these “travelers,” as well as someone whose trip from their bed to the office lasts a mere 20 seconds.
Are you preparing your New Year’s resolutions? And how about if in 2019, alongside dropping pounds and drinking less coffee, reaching meetings on time, and taking a month-long vacation in Bhutan, you also try to improve your work environment? We’ve spoken with seven people, and so we can offer quite a bit of inspiration on what a designer, manager, or architect might want to change.
Ergonomics-focused offices. A virtual reception and an end to those little plastic cards. A pleasant atmosphere to lure in new employees. Offices where you’ll be happier to work than at home or in a cafe. These are some of the main trends that will be reflected in the designs of new working spaces this year. Ten people from a variety of fields spoke with us about their “office visions for 2018.”