Does Facebook’s headquarters set the new standard for the open-office? Will we start to see rose quartz and serenity in the workplace? How does ownership increase employee engagement? Read the stories collected in our December Design News for answers and details around all these questions.
Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters is the largest open-office workspace in the world. The space was designed for openness, by incorporating collaborative office spaces to increase productivity. Based on the pictures in this Washington Post article, do you think Facebook achieves these goals?
Designers and consumers alike look forward to Pantone’s color of the year announcement. Pantone surprised everyone when they announced the title would be shared by two colors: rose quartz and serenity. According to Pantone, the colors generate a sense of calmness and well-being. Will you incorporate these colors into your designs?
Give employees a sense of ownership at work, and they’ll be more engaged on the job. Harvard Business Review shares several studies that demonstrate the powerful effect of psychological ownership. Are you given ownership over your workspace?
Fast Co. has declared Lightspeed’s new headquarters, designed by ACDF Architecture, as the most beautiful tech office of the year. The author swoons over the historical building and use of bold graphics. Do you think this is one of the most beautiful offices of the year? Share your favorites with us in the comments.
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