Is the Home Office just a Fad?

A few weeks ago the german news website welt.de published an article with the headline “The Home Office Trend does not exist” (German: »Den Trend zum Home Office gibt es gar nicht«). Apart from the fact that this article is almost a copy from an article that was published 15 months ago at welt.de (»Home…




What is Hot Desking and what are the Benefits for Companies and Employees

When new office concepts are developed the keyword »hot desking« comes up quite often. Hot desking (sometimes also referred as desk sharing) means that in a part of an organization there are lesser desks available than employees assigned to that area. A hot desking ratio of 1:1,25 means that for ten employees are only eight…




Research Report: Fascination Coworking – Potentials for Companies and their Employees

Almost every day a new coworking space is opening anywhere on the globe. So no wonder why so many people are talking about »Coworking Spaces« in these days. But working in a coworking space is often considered as working in a relatively cheap but simple infrastructure. So what makes these flexibly usable workspaces so popular? And what kind…




Distractions in the Workplace and How to Cope with it

When companies introduce new and especially more open office concepts one of the main arguments for these concepts is the enhancement of internal communication between employees. Often neglected in such cases is that even modern work of our time does not only consist of communication but also needs some time for concentrated focus work. Pretty interesting in that…




Relevance of Office Environments in a Digital Working World

In a working world that is becoming more and more digital and making work increasingly independent from time and space the question rises about the significance of the physical workspace. Is it still worth for companies to invest money into their office environments? The answer to this question is: Yes! It is definitely worth it!…




Research Report »Green Office 2014«

Sustainability and especially ecological sustainability are some of the biggest topics these days. The sustainable design of work and office environments bear a lot of potentials to improve the ecological foot print of companies. With the second research report »Green Office« the Fraunhofer IAO has examinded how relevant the sustainable design of office and work…