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Sound Advice

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  CCER’s Desiree Blackett lays out some facts that might have you hearing the world a little differently.   Facts about sound There is a difference between sound and noise. Sound is what we hear, noise is sounds we don’t want or like Our optimum sound level contains no more than 25 percent noise Not…

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Blast from the past

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CCER’s Desiree Blackett explains how our prehistoric ancestry affects the way we work.   I recently heard Nigel Oseland, an Environmental Psychologist, speak about two concepts – evolutionary psychology and biophilic needs.  After hearing him explain their impact, I wondered why these concepts aren’t common knowledge.   So what are they and why are they…

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Are you a leaf, trunk or root?

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CCER’s Desiree Blackett explains how our approach to work is much like a tree.   We all share one thing in common.  We are all sensory beings.   Most of us know the 5 senses,  touch, hearing, taste, sight and smell.  Some of you may also be aware of two more – the vestibular sense, or…

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Architectural Intelligence: The new A.I.

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CCER’s Colin Davy explains how understanding work spaces makes smarter workplaces.   In order to increase productivity and attract the best employees, organisations often choose to redesign their offices.  It’s a great idea, however many find that, after spending a lot of money on architects and funky furniture, they’re left with a brand new workplace that…

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