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10 office design tips for happier employees

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Considering the amount of time many of us spend in the office, arguably twice as much as we spend in our own homes, it pays (perhaps literally) to design office spaces with your employees’ comfort front of mind. The problem, though, is that what one team member loves, another team member hates. So how do you determine the preferences to prioritise?

With so many different employee preferences, designing the perfect office can seem impossible.

It’s conundrums like those that empirical research aims to resolve, which is why a fresh analysis published in the Property Management journal is so instructive. Led by Professor Minyoung Kwon and his colleagues, the research analysed every credible study published on this topic from all corners of the world over the past two decades. Their work has culminated in ten evidence-based factors they believe are essential for managers to consider when selecting or renovating their office.

Thermal comfort: This is probably the most difficult. The temperature for one person may be too hot while for another it’s too cold. Even though the........

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