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Author: Leah Barnard

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…

Quiet zones new office tool to escape ‘human spam’

22 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Such is the extent of “human spam”, also known as endless interruptions from colleagues, that many offices are now creating “do not disturb” zones so people can get quality work done. Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, a workplace specialist who consults across Africa, said…

The boardroom of the future

22 Feb 2017, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

The idea of the boardroom is changing. The stagnant notion of a closed-off space with officials in suits sitting around a table is falling away. Instead, the concept of collaboration is taking over. It’s the buzz word of the future, and the key concept businesses…

Millennials in the workspace

13 Dec 2016, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

What is a millennial? Commonly defined as a person who was born during 1980-2000, the term ‘millennial’ is essentially a generational marker. There is another side to it though, one where the phrase broadly encompasses a mark of behavior. At least it has become common…

A Giant Leap for eco-consciousness

13 Dec 2016, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

In today’s age, the sustainability of the environment has become something everyone is, or should be, concerned with. It’s the norm to be eco-conscious about the food we eat, the products we purchase and the waste we recycle but it doesn’t just stop there…. It…

Dynamic companies need dynamic spaces

13 Dec 2016, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Times are changing. The business world has shifted and understandably, companies are very nervous to embrace change amidst such uncertainty. Giant Leap, specialists in workspace design, are tailoring their services and solutions to help clients negotiate this uncertainty. Competing comes with a cost. When setting up…

Going Green at the office

13 Dec 2016, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Sustainability is the new buzzword – both at work, and at home. Consumers are quickly going ‘green’, and are demanding that companies do as well. Naturally, no company can claim to be environmentally friendly if their own premises do not reflect a thoughtful approach to…

How To Engage the Disengaged

13 Oct 2015, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Fact: Disengaged workers make-up 87 percent of the global workforce – according to research independently conducted by both Gallup and Steelcase. “Engagement is not entirely based on happiness, but rather how invested an employee feels in the larger company goals”, says Osorio Ramos, Managing Director…