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Author: Leah Barnard

Does the colour of your office walls promote neurodiversity? 

10 Dec 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

  Colour can impact the office. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of people are neurodivergent, a collection of conditions that include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.   Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said: “Heightened awareness of neurodiversity is…

Workplace design is most important to millennials

19 Nov 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

A recent survey entitled What Millennials Want From the Workplace has revealed that workplace design and flexible working are top priorities. Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said: “Even as Generation Z enters the workplace, designers concerned with the war for talent…

Five ways to promote a healthy workplace

04 Oct 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Employees lose one to two hours, and often more, of productivity each day in work environments unsupportive of daily health – but there are easy, cost-effective steps that can be taken to remedy the problem. Five ways to promote a healthy workplace, to be exact,…

designing a ‘magnetic office’

18 Sep 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

  A ‘magnetic office’ improves employee attraction, retention & engagement   For many employees, the physical work environment ranks among one of the top factors that influence their decisions to join a company. And with a global war on talent intensifying, the workplace can be…

How the future workplace will be a lot different to today

28 Aug 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

  A third of employees around the world say that they don’t like their workplace – but the good news is the workplace of the future will be a lot different.   This is according to Linda Trim, director at workplace design specialist Giant Leap,…

7 ways to instantly improve workplace ergonomics

05 Jun 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Good ergonomics is essential for productivity and a healthy workforce – and the cost to implement is a lot lower down on the budget than one would expect.   Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap: “All enterprises should strive to create an…

8 best ways to be happy at work

03 Apr 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Many people think that if only they worked for a cooler company, had a different job or made more money they would then be happy at work.   But Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said that we should look to ourselves…

Why the office is being designed to be more like home

06 Mar 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Increasingly offices are beginning to look a lot more like our homes. But what is behind this popular global trend?   Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap said: “The term ‘resi-mercial,’ has been coined to describe this blending of residential and commercial…