Being able to take a dog or a cat to work is a workplace benefit that’s offered by a number of companies. But what’s it like to work in the middle of an “office jungle” where a parrot is screeching at you instead of your boss, and a thorned lizard is watching you from the ceiling?
Why should you walk around while making phone calls at work? How can the floor you have at the office affect your fitness? What effect do computer keyboards have on your health? Ivan Struhár, an ergonomics expert from Brno’s Masaryk University, gave us answers to these questions and more in an interview for #MORETHANOFFICE.
She left the corporate world, founded her own brand – TAM ARA – and dove into designing women’s fashion for the workaday world. She’s Slovak fashion designer Tamara Bodnarová, and she says that office workers should watch their colors, shoes, and fragrances.
“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.”
The good news is that office people are a class of their own. The bad news is that we are talking about a school class. When in school, you cannot wait to be part of the free world only to find out that an office environment is in fact just like school. See for yourself:
They were a must of every office. Firms could not make it without them. Today, they are obsolete. Let’s think back about the threesome that defined a workplace 10 years ago. What are the key elements of today’s offices? And what will be the most important in 10 years?