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Monday
Nov062017

Beyond 50 Shades of 'Greige': Seven Ideas to Create an Inspiring Workplace

Image © Eric Laignel (at left) and Image © Garrett Rowland (at right)

Gray and beige are two colors I see most often in many of today’s workplaces. I’m not the only one, either. A client at an advertising firm recently described their office as “kind of greige.” Yuck. It’s no surprise these bland workspaces are often empty or distinguished by staff struggling to find the right spaces to meet and concentrate.

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Monday
Oct232017

"Treat Us Like a Client": The Power of Design, From a Non-Designer

Gensler La Crosse. Image © Gensler.

A little over a year ago, our office lease was nearing its end and we were faced with a decision—do we extend our lease and stay in our current space or do we relocate? At face value, this seems like a simple question to answer. However, we quickly learned that answering this question is neither simple nor easy. As we embarked on the journey to answer this one question, we learned a lot about ourselves and the power of design in the workplace.

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Tuesday
Oct102017

Make Your Workplace Data Work for You: Keys for Data-Informed Strategies.

Integrated Workplace Management is less about a single software system and more about integrating relevant tools and datasets at the right time to support a holistic life cycle of data-informed workplace strategies. Graphic © Gensler.

Space has the ability to transform a company’s culture and provide an engaging employee experience vital to success in today’s competitive market. Delivering this experience can be enhanced with a multitude of technology and data sources, all promising the answer to workplace success. However, without a reliable inventory of space and occupancy data, organizations struggle to get a handle on their workplace strategy.

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Monday
Sep182017

Wellbeing in the Workplace Means More Cake for Everyone 

Graphic © Gensler

Yes, you read that correctly! We don’t actually mean the sugary treat served at weddings and birthday parties. We are referring to the outdated beliefs that misrepresent wellbeing in the workplace as a zero-sum game: if employees get a slice of cake (in this case, wellbeing), organizations will get less. There is staggering evidence that shows the opposite is true: more wellbeing equals more cake for everyone.

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Monday
Aug142017

Wellbeing in the Workplace Has Superpowers!

The wellbeing of your employees isn’t a program or HR checklist. It’s a business strategy aimed at increasing employee productivity, enhancing engagement and improving overall health and happiness in the workplace. And like any good business strategy, it’s ongoing, targeted and essential to what defines your organization and its success.

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