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Author: Leah Barnard

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…

6 mistakes companies make when choosing office space

05 Feb 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

The office you choose for your business has a direct impact on your employees, your clients, and of course your bottom line. But getting this incredibly important decision wrong could mean devastating consequences. Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, says that picking…

Top 6 trends influencing the SA workplace in 2019

16 Jan 2019, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

The workplace is undergoing tremendous change as the result of new technology, shifting societal attitudes and new generations of workers with different needs and ideas. “The pace of change in the workplace is picking up,” says Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap,…

7 characteristics of great co-working spaces

13 Dec 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

It’s estimated that more than 1-million people now work in 14,000 co-working spaces around the globe and the trend has become increasingly popular. The co-working phenomenon is driven by a combination of the freedom the internet affords workers and full office facilities at a much…

How Your Workplace Can Help You Win Talent

10 Dec 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent, the workplace has become an increasingly important strategic tool to draw and retain excellent people.  Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said that there is a…

#RecruitmentFocus: 4 trends driving the future of the workplace

30 Nov 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent, the workplace has become an increasingly important strategic tool to draw and retain excellent people. There is a strong relationship between workplace design and business outcomes, and…

Is your office too loud for introverts?

07 Nov 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

It is estimated that between a third and a half of the population are introverts, but workplaces seem to increasingly favour noisy extroverts, often to the detriment of those who prefer to work in quieter environments. Linda Trim, director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap,…

Is your dismal office design costing your bottom line?

23 Oct 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Well-designed office space has a staggering influence on the way employees work and by extension, the bottom line of companies. Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said that outstanding workplace design is often thought of as a ‘nice to have if there’s…

Why co-working spaces are cool (and it’s not just to save rent)

09 Oct 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Co-working spaces are way more than just a cool place to spend the day and share the office rental Rather they are becoming genuine facilitators of startups and new ideas. Linda Trim, Director at FutureSpace, a co-working joint venture between Investec Property and workplace specialists…