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I was delighted to be asked earlier this month by a local legal firm to go and check the lighting in their new building in the Christchurch CBD. They have chosen rails of lighting in part and wanted to make sure that the rails themselves were in the right position to provide enough light before putting peoples’ desks ...

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New glass and concrete office building, Christchurch

One of the challenges I am seeing with the many offices relocating back into central Christchurch as the new city centre develops post quake, is that the buildings are going up, the floors are all completed, lifts look nice and shiny, the reception area is ready for the first clients to arrive, but behind the ...

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Hot desking has been a hot topic in office design and use conversations for me lately, partly in conjunction with “Activity Based Working” (which I have previously written about in my recent Canterbury Today article ‘A New Way of Working’ which looks at the benefits of ergonomic person-centred workspaces) but also, as it is viewed ...

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Refold's Fraser Callaway and Oliver Ward standing by their cardboard desk design

As someone who spends much of my time seeking creative solutions to problems, there’s something very pleasing about discovering an innovative idea that not only works, but one whose inspiration came from some local Kiwi ingenuity. When I was up in Wellington for an HASANZ meeting last week, I took the opportunity to call in ...

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Well designed open plan office with plants inside and plenty of windows overlooking trees outside

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to catch up with time management and productivity guru Robyn Pearce.  Robyn has been specialising in workplace productivity for more than 20 years and having seen various pieces she’s written during this time, I knew that should we ever cross paths, we would have much in common. When ...

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