Workstation Technologies

A workstation differs from a personal computer in that it is faster and more capable and it is intended for business or professional use. They are used by organizations which require a faster microprocessor and a large amount of random access memory, such as the financial service sector. Workstations can also mean the desks your …

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Workplace Collaboration Model

The most common way to collaborate these days is through technology. Programs are available which allow employees to share documents and work on them at the same time; and online whiteboards allow people to brainstorm while they are not in the same room. Oftentimes, companies think they are doing a good job at collaborating because …

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Trading and Office Floor Design Trends

Recent History of Office Design 1960s: the Bürolandschaft office movement, which incorporated curved screens, potted plants, and organic geometry to promote collaboration within the “pods” of people working on similar projects. 1980s: “hot desking” or “office hoteling,” which assigns desks ad hoc, based on who’s there at any given time. Workers have neither their own …

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Ergonomics and User Health

The goal of ergonomics is to improve human well-being and maximize human performance; meaning, if you adhere to ergonomic standards, you will ensure the good health of your employees while maintaining high productivity. Proper design can help prevent injuries, but education is just as important. Congress created OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) in 1970 …

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