We spend about half our lives at work, and some hard-working souls even exceed 200 hours there per week. So it’s logical that not every work relationship stays just at the level of friendship. We’ve mapped love at the office from four different angles. What are the pluses and minuses that you can encounter?
Have you ever wondered where the most powerful people carry out their duties? We have looked around and now we bring you a unique opportunity to explore the backstage of the contemporary “kings”. Take a look at a selection of 10 offices where presidents work.
There are two kinds of people when it comes to computer mice. Those who can’t even open an email without one, and those who find they give you nothing but carpal tunnel syndrome. But all the same, this little piece of plastic is a helper with an unshakable position in almost every PC system. Did you know for example that Mickey Mouse measures their speed?
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.”
Two years ago, the IT company Tieto moved its headquarters to the new Keilalahti Campus administration building (in the city of Espoo in southern Finland). Since then they have built it up into one of the smartest offices in Scandinavia. Up to eight thousand sensors watch literally every employee’s trajectories. According to the vision laid out in the promotional video, very soon workdays will be organized through a special mobile app—it will show you the best route to work, automatically open the garage door, make your favorite latte even before you step out of the elevator, and automatically turn on your computer when you walk up to it... “The way we work today has changed dramatically from even a few years ago. Driven by new technology, people have greater expectations than ever before when it comes to their working life - they expect it to be as flexible as their personal life,” decribes Patrik Etelävuori, Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities at Tieto.
Back in 2015 Daniel Puglisi, a Swiss designer and web developer, just finished setting up his own “minimalist" home office desk and he was curious about how other people set up their personal workspaces. “But after some quick Google searches I didn’t came across anything useful. So I decided to take things into my own hands,” he said. That's the origin of DeskHunt.com - a website where inspirational workspaces meet stories about focus, ergonomics and self improvement. “I’m on a journey on finding the most inspirational desks and people behind them,” describes Daniel. Take a look at some of desks (mostly home offices) where freelancers work! See more of them at www.producthunt.com.