UK – A new design book explores the interdependence between workspace and creativity within the workforce.
Workplace innovators Kursty Groves and Oliver Marlow have written a new book that looks at the way our working environment shapes the quality of our creative productivity. Spaces for Innovation: The Design and Science of Inspiring Environments provides a practical framework to help forward-looking companies increase the creativity levels of their workforce.
Commissioned by Nesta, a charity that promotes innovation in all fields within the UK, the book indicates 10 core factors that influence how a working environment takes shape. It marks the culmination of in-depth research by Groves and Marlow, which included a number of case studies from around the world, including Airbnb and Microsoft.
The book, which is published by Frame Publishers, uses visual elements such as original infographics and photographs to engage the reader while also illustrating the key points.
As working habits evolve, employers are recognising that the spaces we work from must also be adapted to best suit their function. To read more on the subject you can download a free copy of our Workplace Summit Report 2016.