Collaboration: Yes, but who with?

When was the last time you completed a piece of work where you needed no input at all from anyone else? That probably depends on the exact nature of your work and role, but for most of us in knowledge-intensive work, the answer is likely to be ‘a while ago’. Increasing demands on people to not just do…

Science in the workplace

A recent post on workplaceinsight, an online publication on the design and management of workplaces, which featured the new workplace design of management consultants BCG, got us thinking about the role of science in the workplace. The article was subtitled “Pushing the art and science of workplace design”. It featured attractive pictures of the new office,…

Push that button! User feedback made easy

If you have (like me) recently taken a flight from Heathrow airport (or been to IKEA for that matter), you might have noticed the smiley feedback panels. They ask you for your views on how your customer experience has been – they are placed at strategic points, for instance just after security checks at Heathrow…

How do we choose the best place to sit?

In the era of activity based working and the explosion of choice about where to work, and not just within a conventional office, it is worth reflecting on what influences our decisions about where to sit. brainybirdz don’t have a dedicated office, so in theory we could choose pretty much any publicly available space to…