Month: November 2020

Saving The Workplace By Design: The Hidden Psychology Of Safe Space

A sampling of the safe space techniques that should be part of every workplace designer’s toolkit in the post-COVID era. Workplace design and building professionals have responded admirably to the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing a multitude of practical and science-backed ideas for safely re-opening offices where and when government officials allow. Unfortunately, by themselves these prescriptions …

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Privacy Furniture In The Post-COVID-19 Workplace

UMI investigates the future of workplace privacy furniture as we return to the office. While it is impossible to be certain about what the future holds, the design team at UMI sought to understand the short-term and long-term effects that the pandemic will have on the work environment. By engaging in thoughtful conversations with business owners and employees, …

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Pivot Spaces: A Central Feature In The Post-COVID Workplace

As companies rethink what they want from the post-lockdown workplace, they’re taking a closer look at how they are using space and asking, how can it better meet their needs. Pivot spaces – or multi-functional areas of the office – are not new, but social distancing measures and a focus on improving the employee experience …

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Three Effective Ways To Improve Building Ventilation

Is your building making people sick? The onset of the coronavirus has made the need for healthy buildings and better ventilation a top priority. The coronavirus pandemic has come to accelerate several workplace trends. Among them, and a key concern for investors, landlords, CEOs, and employees alike is the need to create healthier workplaces and improve …

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The Augmented Workplace: 7 Features To Expect In The Future

Here are seven future workplace technology features to expect as the workplace transforms to meet our post-pandemic needs. We have been immersed in the Internet of Things (IoT) within the office for years, but the pandemic has accelerated demand for the smart or augmented offices with a new focus on hygiene, health and wellness. As …

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International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2021

In 2021, the attention of the world’s defence and security industry will be on Abu Dhabi, as it stages the 15th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) from Feb 21- Feb 25. IDEX is one of the leading international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across …

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How to Use Your Office Space to Attain and Retain Customers

Your office space speaks volumes about you as a company, and your work culture. It’s important to view it as a selling tool to potential customers, rather than simply a spot where employees congregate to work. While productivity is always the goal, a well-designed office space can be used as a marketing tool all by itself. Here’s a …

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Sheikh Zayed Festival 2020

Sheikh Zayed Festival, set take place 20th November 2020 – 20th February 2021, is a global cultural festival held annually to coincide with National Day celebrations. Sheikh Zayed Festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in the UAE, and was recently selected among the five most important cultural events in the world. The festival welcomes more …

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