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Hubb Consultants Blog

Read the latest news and stories around the world of work from Hubb and across industries most especially about new ways of working and activity-based working hottest buzz

Why does the manager’s office rarely sit empty due to absence, while at the same time unoccupied desks are scattered throughout the rest of the building with a voluminous if unpredictable regularity?Is it simply because managers get paid more to come to work?Or does this increased commitment more accurately reflect management’s holistic understanding of current business goals and objectives? An increased ownership of the tasks, systems...

The usual questions HUBB’s client seminars often field questions regarding the future of work. Specifically, what is the emerging outlook for our offices, and which are the trends that will influence them?Here are the top 10 trends I believe will gain traction, and add value to our offices in the years to come.1. Workplace Strategy. Increasingly, companies are seeking to clearly define their Workplace Strategy. Described as the...

“Our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits” – William James, American philosopher and psychologist, 1892Learned and repetitive behaviours form the cornerstone of our individual routines, seamlessly shaping and informing day-to-day actions in our personal lives, as well as within the workplace.With habitual behaviour so deeply ingrained in our very neurology, how can we successfully move employees to internalize...

Hand-in-hand with the ongoing evolution of work styles comes to the need for an observant and maturing management ideology.With technology rapidly freeing workers from the traditional boxy office cubicle complete with an ample number of watchful bosses per square metre, managers must exchange directives for objectives¸ placing the emphasis where it belongs; on an outcome, not on a process.Like a seasoned coach, it is imperative...

A foosball table has appeared on our office balcony! I first noticed it Friday afternoon, and through that it was a ‘Friday afternoon’ special (like Friday night drinks). But it’s Monday morning and it’s still here.I think it’s great. Some of the best ideas we have are those that come to mind when we step away from the problem.At my old office, we had a basketball...

Dramatic ChangesThe world of work has changed dramatically in recent years.Technology has become a driving force, demanding organisations across industries and markets to keep stride.However, the office is not evolving at the same pace. The Work Environment and Employee Engagement Studies have shown a strong correlation between employee satisfaction with their work environment, and their level of engagement.Are you ready to inspire your staff and reap...

Where do you eat your lunch? At your desk? During a meeting? In the staff room? In the food court? We all know we should give ourselves a time out to for lunch and have a break, but sometimes our schedules don’t allow for it. Or we stay on our emails or social media when we do get away from our desk. We mindlessly eat our...

We Make You Work Smarter Hubb is an Activity Based Working (ABW) specialist delivering optimal workplaces for individuals, teams, departments and organisations. We help you effectively navigate around an ever-evolving workplace so you can make intelligent decisions to exceed business goals. Know what is ABW and the benefits it offers. Download our free ABW Brief in PDF. Alternatively, talk to Hubb Consultants today....

Knowing that people generally lose concentration after 8 seconds, I’ve summarised the highlights below. You’re welcome. - Environmental Psychology looks at the relationship between people and their environment - I am an Environmental Psychologist - There are limits with open plan offices (concentration, sickness, presenteeism etc., etc.) - So, Activity Based Working (ABW) is being discussed as a new style of working Environmental Psychology in a Nutshell Environmental Psychology looks at...