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Thursday
Mar032011

ME Space to WE Space: An Online Case Study

Last week, I shared some thoughts about the shrinking American workspace and the shift from individual ME spaces to collective WE spaces. This week, I’d like to share a project that illustrates how this phenomenon applies to office design.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Shaping Serendipity: What we can learn from the cowork movement 

Photo courtesy of NextSpace CoWorking, reprinted with permission.

Ever walk into an office and sense a great disconnect between employees? In the hyper-connected world-of-work, where emails and conference calls keep us constantly plugged in, we often forget that workers still crave face-to-face interaction. Human beings are social creatures, and creativity and socialization go hand-in-hand.

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Thursday
Feb172011

"Me" Space Versus "We" Space

Ever get the feeling that your workspace is shrinking? Well, you’re probably right. Recently, I spoke with CNN about this topic. And the shrinking trend is only expected to continue.

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Monday
Nov012010

Leveraging Design as a Change Agent

Panduit’s new five-story, 280,000-square-foot world headquarters, a whole new take on the suburban office park.

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Tuesday
Oct122010

Distractions, distractions, distractions! Part 2

Part two in Lisa Bottom’s series exploring the issues surrounding distraction in the workplace, how to find the sweet spot of balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the team, and exploring what constitutes a boundary.

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