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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…

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…