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Real Business : Issue 2 2009
GOOD DESIGN IN THE WORKPLACE IS NOT ONLY VITAL FOR THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING DESIGNED TO WORK ‘TOXIC’ IS A WORD GUARANTEED TO SEND SHIVERS down the spine of even the most level-headed offi ce manager and it most certainly would not be an adjective they would want ascribed to their particular beat. It’s only used if something has gone wrong – very wrong – and usually indicates the onset of a process that involves some kind of damage control. Too little too late? Possibly. But when one is talking about the combined expenditure of both human and fi nancial resources within the workplace, the answer is: way too little and way too late. 32 32-33_OfficeDesignv3_RB907.indd 32 32-33_OfficeDesignv3_RB907.indd 32 OK WITH CORRECTIONS DESIGN EDITORIAL PUBLISHER CLIENT By signing your initials in the space provided you are either approving this layout or authorising the listed changes. CORRECTIONS TOMAKE DATE OK DESIGN EDITORIAL PUBLISHER CLIENT ADVERTISING Most employers now realise they have to start at the beginning to avoid potentially toxic workplace environments and situations. Th e environment in which we work impacts on both productivity and a company’s ability to attract and retain talented employees. Years ago, no-one would have seriously linked natural lighting or a café at work with a company’s balance sheet. But it’s now well recognised that innovative workplace design is not only instrumental in creating a positive fl ow-on eff ect but also stands as a monument to the contemporary corporate values of transparency, fl exibility, connectivity and effi ciency. Real Business ISSUE 2, 2009 O WRITER: LEANNE AMODEO 9/07/2009 5:56:39 PM 9/07/2009 5:56:39 PM
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