Collaborative Overload, and Other Industry News

Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.

Photo by Bryan Anselm for The Wall Street Journal: “Hugh Welsh, an executive at the North American arm of conglomerate Royal DSM, has more than 100 direct and indirect reports and several job titles, including general counsel.”
  • Are you so busy at work you don’t have time to, uh, do your job? You’re not alone, according to WSJ.
  • More from WSJ: “Sensing a surge of demand, gyms are responding by building or expanding workspaces for members to set up laptops, charge phones and conduct business—sometimes for the entire day. The idea is to keep gym-goers lingering longer and accommodate the rising number of people who work remotely.”
  • Exploring workplace as continuum: “John Arenas, CEO of Serendipity Labs, tells why his company embraces a franchise model for its network of coworking locations — and why those franchisees tend to come from the hospitality sector rather than office.”
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