Category Archives: Open plan

Open Plan Working – Shushers versus Talkers

  I just had my first “shushing” today in my new desk in the open plan working environment of the JLB. I was moved there because I joined a new project and other team members were there. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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A perspective

Glancing through this blog, I realised that it had the tagline “perspectives on an academic environment” and I thought that perhaps I had neglected this aspect somewhat so heres some perspectives and maybe a little perspective too 🙂 Summer is … Continue reading

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Arriving in the new Jennie Lee building

After an exciting holiday shared with the bat colony living in our loft appartment, I returned to install myself in the new building. Initial impressions are good. The ambient light filtering in through the translucent walls has a pleasant and … Continue reading

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Happy IET Students

I just bumped into Patrick in the corridoor and he assured me that the students will be in the new building. It’s nice to know that the Institute of Educational Technology loves its students.

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Hot desking versus Fixed

I started wondering which would be better, hot desking or fixed, so I thought I’d try to come up with a list of pros and cons. However I then realised that there are two different ways of hotdesking. You can … Continue reading

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Jennie Lee office layout

Patrick unusually late today for our supervision meeting. I now realise that it was because he was involved in planning the desk layouts for the Jennie Lee. When we’d finished discussing me and my things, he said that they had … Continue reading

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Open Plan – how not to do it!

Reading Julia’s response to my post about the Jennie Lee building got me thinking about its potential effect on the communities. The work-based communities, such as the courses team or the OpenLearn team, will be placed near each other in … Continue reading

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The New Jennie Lee Building

I went on my tour of the new Jennie Lee building today. There were supposed to be 10 of us, but only 4 made it on time, although one late-comer did manage to squeeze in before we’d gone too far. … Continue reading

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