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Great Coffee & Wifi – Why the third space trend is here to stay

The ‘third space’ isn’t a new concept, but is one that has been pushed into the spotlight in recent years. The home is the ‘first space’, our workplace is the ‘second space’ and the ‘third space’ refers to an additional (or third) space where people can perform work-related tasks. The third space is often seen as an in-between space, with the comfort and informal atmosphere of the home (the first space), but also with the necessities for working. But why have they been increasing in popularity? And how can you get the most out of a third space in your workplace?

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How to Create the Right Workplace Experience to Attract the Best Talent

The current job market is candidate-driven which means high-quality, experienced knowledge workers can afford to be picky when it comes to choosing the right company for them. In this day and age, choosing the right place of work comes down to more than just the salary. There are many factors that go into an employee’s decision to join and stay at a company that are just as important as the pay. Ultimately, the whole workplace experience on offer will have a big impact on whether you attract (and retain) the best talent. But why is it so important? And how can you make sure you’re offering what people actually want? Read on to find out more…

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Smart cities, smart buildings, smart workplaces – Where are we and what’s to come?

Advances in technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the environments where we live and work. Within the workplace environment, there is no doubt that a smarter building enables a more efficient, productive and happy workforce. New technologies are being introduced and used in all aspects of our lives, and smart buildings are becoming a normal part of our technology-focussed world. In this blog, we explore how smart IoT technology is influencing the workplace and what the future holds.

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Q&A with Frederik Vibe Petersen – Smart Coffee for Smart Buildings: The Connected Coffee Experience

New technologies are impacting all aspects of our lives and are becoming prevalent in all industries. From the computer systems we work on to the heating systems in our homes, and even down to the coffee machines we use. A few weeks ago, we caught up with Scanomat UK & Ireland Co-Founder and Managing Director, Simon Bracken, to dispel some of the myths surrounding the TopBrewer that still exist today. Following this, we sat down with Frederik Vibe Petersen, Business Development Manager & resident tech expert at Scanomat A/S, to discuss how new technologies, including IoT, are shaping the coffee industry.

 

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Is it time to refresh the staff tea point?

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and with the recent boom in workplace coffee culture, we can say similar of the workplace. The tea point of an office can act as a central hub and meeting point for employees, but it’s often overlooked in office design. Many see it as being a necessary evil when, in fact, a properly designed kitchen and tea point can add an extra dimension to your space, acting as a social zone where staff can build friendships, hold meetings, and find inspiration, as well as get a cup of coffee. Now’s the time to ask yourself, is it time to refresh the staff tea point?

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How to incorporate coffee culture into modern workspace design

For lots of people, the workplace and coffee go hand in hand. We start our days with a trip to the coffee machine, and use coffee breaks as a way to escape our desk and workload for a few minutes throughout the day. More than just providing a caffeine boost, the coffee machine can become a social hub for any workplace. We already know that coffee can have a range of benefits on your health, and that investing in a high quality in-house coffee experience is vital in the modern workplace, but how are interior designers and business owners adapting to this? How easy is it to integrate coffee culture into modern workplace design? And, more importantly, is it worth it?

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