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The Importance Of Culture On Your Workplace Design

Proper alignment between workspace design and company culture can be inspiring, motivating, and promote the values of an organization. What do you see when you look around your workplace right now? Are people inspired? Effective work place design starts with first identifying the core values and goals of your business before formulating the physical design elements and aesthetics of your space. If creativity and inventiveness are major drivers of your
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A Cool New Office: Empowering Workplaces For Business Goals

NEW YORK CITY-In 2019, modern, open office settings are commonplace. Companies often haven't strategized past this to consider how they can tailor their office settings to empower their unique businesses and not be just another office with fewer walls and more standup desks. A major part of aligning office space with business goals is having project managers with workplace expertise on the team to advocate for owners, particularly in conversations
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Diversity Matters In Today’S Cre Workplaceknowledge Leader

Just as technology has changed CRE for the better, I believe diversity and inclusion are the path to future success. Progressive companies who actively hire diverse teams are changing the CRE landscape. In order for CRE firms to grow, we must serve the needs of every client, particularly those from diverse communities. A diverse CRE team can serve the needs of diverse clients who might have specific or unaddressed needs.
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Get The Basics Right – Library Spaces Blog

The impact of physical space on people's wellbeing and performance is undisputable. The spaces we design and manage must optimise people's performance. How might we ensure the fundamental requirements of physical spaces are met in any project? We must ensure there is a human-centred, performance-driven approach to the design and management of spaces, starting from the individual and working outwards. Spaces where human activity takes place must be rooted in
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The Most Needed Workplace Disruption Requires This Key Strategy To Ensure Competitive Edge

The most significant disruption the workplace needs now is the creation of genuinely inclusive workplace cultures where employees are given the opportunities they crave for as long as they desire. "Older workers are leaving; younger workers are leaving, but for different reasons. Retention is a serious and expensive challenge." Working with companies to develop specific solutions to retention issues and other business challenges, Morlot advocates that employee culture is a
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Five Ways Buildings Of The Future Will Use Biotech To Become Living Things

Biology is capable of extraordinary feats of engineering, and the next frontier in building technology might be to make buildings part of nature. Here are five ways we think the buildings of the future might become living, breathing things. Many buildings - especially the high rise, glassy office towers found in major cities across the world - are on permanent life support. Most buildings are constantly absorbing materials and energy,
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Is Your Building Ready For Impact Of Remote Working?

Remote working is a rising trend that occurred in 85 percent of American companies in 2018. Companies are even beginning to offer remote working and other benefits in the place of salary raises, and employees are happily accepting these incentives. The fact is, as remote working becomes more common, companies simply aren't paying for spaces that won't be used. People enjoy the comfort and independence of working remotely, but that
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How To Include Flexibility In Workplace Design

Flexible design responds to both the psychological and physical needs of occupants. Here are some tips for getting a flexible workplace design right. The evolution of workplace design is quickly outpacing the built environment. Flexible design responds to both the psychological and the physical. Without thoughtful design and careful planning, even a new space can miss the mark. The reuse of existing buildings also better aligns with sustainability goals and
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Workplace Of The Future: Designing To Recruit Top Talent

Interface's Chip DeGrace explains why companies need to design spaces that are representative of the diverse job functions that reside in a given workplace in order to recruit and retain top talent. If a prospective job candidate asked your current employee about their work environment, would they respond positively? Creating a workplace that fosters innovation and creates a healthy environment for employees is crucial for attracting the best in the
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Designing An Acoustically Confidential Workplace

While many of our clients are interested in acoustics because of information security issues, just as many are concerned about employee wellbeing and productivity. Suffice it to say, acoustic privacy provides a host of benefits, but for this post our primary concern is information security, not employee wellbeing or unique, non-confidentiality-based operational soundproofing needs. A lack of acoustic confidentiality can lead to such potentially devastating consequences as product launch information