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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…

Save your bottom (line) with employee wellbeing

13 Oct 2015, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Have you ever spent the day at work but never actually achieved anything? Have no fear, you are not alone.  Due to poor workplace wellbeing, presenteeism is a phenomenon spreading far and wide across the globe and is a result of disengaged employees who present…

Has the open plan office left the building?

28 Jul 2015, Posted by Leah Barnard in Latest News

Extroverts’ make-up almost 50 percent of the workforce who thrive in the hustle and bustle of an energetic open plan office, but what about the other half? The open plan office comes with many benefits for all to enjoy but it also has its downfalls,…