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Featured: Anna Grayhek, Workplace Strategist, H. Hendy Associates

Productive Workplace Strategies

Anna Alm-Grayhek, Workplace Strategist at H. Hendy Associates, says workplaces have to be designed to help tenants achieve focus.

“Research shows, that on average it takes over 20 minutes to regain focus once disrupted. So a key factor in designing high-performing workspaces is to create on-demand environments – like focus rooms – that help people maintain quality attention to the task at hand. Whether working alone or in teams, special consideration also should be given to the type of work people are doing as well as all the culprits that sap employees focus and keep them from being effective. These include the effects of physical conditions such as lighting, ergonomics, acoustics as well as technologies that are unreliable or not intuitive.”