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Author: Leah Barnard

The ideal office has seven distinct zones

05 Aug 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Despite sleek computers standing on desks, offices are a place where time seems to have stood still. Many are fundamentally the same as they were a century ago. Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, says things like desks, chairs, filing cabinets, telephones are still the…

Happy employees, happy business

05 Jun 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Wellness at work is an increasingly dominant theme in any discussion about the workplace but for many, it’s a broad buzzword without much science behind it. But Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, says that thanks to a new research project called Wellness Together carried…

6 key factors of workplace wellness

05 May 2018, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Wellness at work is an increasingly dominant theme in any discussion about the workplace but for many, it’s a broad buzzphrase without much science behind it. But Linda Trim, director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said that thanks to a new research project called Wellness…

The top 5 things people want from their office space

24 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

A recent survey of office workers across South Africa has revealed the top five things people want from their office space. Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, says that the survey was carried out late last year and queried just over 3000 office workers on what…

5 office trends to watch out for in 2017

24 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

The workplace is changing rapidly with major economic and business themes over the past year having been focused on the war for talent, creating a more satisfactory employment experience for workers as well as adapting to changing demands of new technology and new generations of…

Ergonomics – 5 key tips to retain and attract older knowledge workers

24 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Ergonomics vital for older knowledge workers People are working longer, and in countries like South Africa with an ongoing skills shortage, workers with years of experience have invaluable knowledge to share in the workplace. But how should companies adapt to make sure an ageing workforce…

Planting the seeds of office productivity

24 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

There are easy ways to boost worker productivity that won’t break the bank, or take up much office time. Adding plants, art and colour to workplaces are proven “quick fixes” to make office better work places for employees while driving sharp rises in worker productivity,…

How to optimise your work environment

23 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Offices are evolving and with this evolution comes a new way of understanding how to optimise your workspace. What do you now need to consider when designing your office and how will this affect the space? What is the best way to optimise the space…