Best Workspaces Magazine

‘We Want to Provide Solutions’
Ladies only: An ambitious new program aims to support female professionals through practical, hands-on training and advice. The ‘Business Riot’ event series takes place in Vienna, attracting an ever-growing number of participants. Elisabeth Großschädl, one of the initiators, told us why networking alone doesn’t work for women – and what does.
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Agile working: Beyond the Buzzword
Whether it’s vehicles or workplaces – the BMW Group stands for the highest quality in both. In order to secure this quality, the company recently took a major internal step: the implementation of agile working structures in some areas, challenging the idea of conventional hierarchies. Alexandra Eicher, functional developer for highly automated driving, talked to editor Rosa Schaberl about the new team structure, its advantages and spatial requirements.
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Growth Through Flexibility
Flexibility is key when it comes to establishing new contacts and expanding local business, says Peter Schäfer, Senior Associate at architecture and consulting giant Gensler. The company’s newly established German office is currently based in a coworking space – and embraces the chances this has to offer.
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The Green Workforce
The benefits of houseplants go far beyond the aesthetic, making them much more than just some pretty greenery. Studies confirm that plants are good for buildings and for people: They play a vital role in providing a healthy working environment. We had a closer look at some popular varieties, each of them a great addition to your office.
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Deriving Design Principles
While this has not been an exhaustive review, we do believe it is possible to derive some general principles for the design of work and learning spaces that are conducive to creativity and innovation. These principles are as important for users of space—and those who commission such spaces—as they are for the designers of the spaces.
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