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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
Jun202017

Dear Office Worker, The Future Is Free-Address

CBRE Los Angeles Headquarters, Image © Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

Dear Office Workers,

It’s about your stuff. I’m talking about the picture of your dog, your coffee cup with the clever saying, the row of shoes you may want to wear one day, or the collection of beer cozies you’ve collected over the years. It’s about your primordial need to keep that stuff on display. I get it. You are marking your territory. But here’s the problem. Your fear of losing your stuff is standing in the way of workplace progress.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Employee Engagement: A Core Business Strategy

MATTER, Image © Garrett Rowland.

Successful business leaders realize that having engaged employees is not an HR program, but a core business strategy. We know that companies with engaged employees outperform those with less engaged employees. Yet, according to Gallup, a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Seven Ways Icons on Floor Plans Can Add Value to Your Organization

Image © Gensler.

When it comes to space and occupancy management, an accurate floor plan can do more than just represent the physical space—it can help an organization secure occupants’ safety and prepare for the unexpected.

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