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Large open plan office with about thirty people sitting at desks in rows of about five people

Last month I wrote about creating healthy workplace by good design, and emphasised the importance of creating a culture which encourages healthy behaviours. This can be a big ask for businesses, particularly here in New Zealand, as there are so many small businesses who have staff members covering several different roles and who are often ...

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A variety of small plants hanging on an office wall

Last week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present to everyone who attended the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Ten in Two networking event. Ten in Two gives five presenters each two minutes to present 10 slides about their business. And what a great opportunity it was, not only to let other Chamber ...

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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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Woman standing on a Steppie board at standing desk

There is a lot of media hype about sit stand desks currently and I am regularly asked by my clients whether or not to invest in one. I’ve used a sit stand desk myself for 2 ½ years, and love it, but could it really just be a fad as some people suggest? I was ...

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I love my job – there are such a wide range of workplaces that I visit as I go about my business. Sometimes it may be a modern state- of- the art office, recently moved into by an organisation delighted in finding a comfortable new premises; other times it might be a newly set-up home- ...

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Passengers standing on the platform waiting to board one of Auckland's new electric, ergonomically designed trains at Britomart station.

For those of us who work in an office, it’s easy to forget that workspaces and workplaces come in all shapes, sizes and locations. I was reminded of this recently when I went up to the Human Factors and Ergonomics conference in Auckland. Delegates included a number of academics from the field of ergonomy as ...

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