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Designing productivity: Why law firms need activity-based office layouts

Law firms of the future will have versatile and activity-based office spaces, says Giuseppe Boscherini

21 May 2015

One person's interaction is often another person's distraction and, as with all human concerns that touch on behaviour, it is very much a matter of habit. The social construct of the workplace is built on habits - good and bad - which are, in effect, the unspoken protocols of the manner in which we work. It is often only confronted as a problem when there is the will to implement better management models more aligned with business objectives, client outcomes and productivity in general.

That is perhaps why HR departments all over the world have been busy adopting psychometric tools that help them to profile new recruits, with a view to creating cohesive teams of complementary skills. With a
greater focus on flexible working across
the generations, law firms need to ensure their working environments and office designs are appropriate.

In a traditional cellular ...

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