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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…

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…