Making the most of cramped quarters

Soaring office rents mean space is at a premium for businesses – and that can put a squeeze on morale and productivity

1st May, 2016
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Open plan offices can work well, but trying to pack in too many staff can make them a very distracting environment. Privacy is key: workstations such as the Steelcase Brody Worklounge can cocoon workers in their own space, even in an open room

Shortage of office space and rising rents may lead to increased stress on office workers and cause a fall in productivity unless new office and workplace designs are adopted. These are among the findings from two international reports on improving office working environments.

“Prime Dublin office rents are expected to soar by nearly 20 per cent this year as the demand for workspaces in the city heightens. We can expect that as these prices will...

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