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Working on the top of London

Yesterday we made our way up to the 22nd floor of The Shard to discuss workplace productivity – an apt location if ever there was one.

Stepping out of the lift, it was already pretty clear to me that productivity can only be improved in such a dynamic environment!

We took our time in experiencing each of the winter garden installations representing the ‘3 C’s’ – concentration, contemplation and collaboration – all findings from Professor Jeremy Myerson‘s studies on workplace productivity. It’s fair to say that all of us could picture ourselves in this working environment and imagine the benefits it would have to our daily schedules. 

The panel discussion chaired by Peter Murray on productive office environment was extremely interesting. Each expert (Professor Jeremy Myerson, Linda Morey Smith, Guto Harri and Dr Daniel Glaser) gave their views on how and why our working environments impact upon productivity, largely reaching the same conclusions as to the natural evolution of office spaces over the years (although with some hugely varied processes, ranging from office politics to neurology). 

In today’s world the workspace is a social place and therefore the environment needs to match this requirement.  The architecture, design, lighting and location are key to improving productivity in today’s fast paced corporate world.

The Shard ticks all of the boxes and lucky are the happy few who are able to ply their trades there. 

For the rest of us, we can still enjoy the view from the viewing platform, 1,000ft up the tallest building in Western Europe, which was voted Londoners’ favourite building with the Gherkin.

 

Charlotte Fougeres, Account Manager

 

 

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