Designing to Combat Sedentary Office Behavior, and Other Industry News

Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web.

The Wing, a New York women’s club started by Audrey Gelman in 2016, boasts 6,000 members among its New York and Washington, D.C., locations. On Oct. 9, it officially opened its 8,000-square-foot S.F. Wing at 115 Sansome St. Image by Tory Williams.
  • Recent research that shows individuals are leading inactive and sedentary lives. To permanently change this behavior, workplaces need to make it accessible and easy for people to make healthier choices in their day to day lives. Allwork.Space explains how to do this.
  • SF Gate reports that the Wing, a private networking community and workspace designed for women, has instituted new formal membership guidelines stating that it “is a diverse community open to all.”
  • Major companies are transforming their core and rethinking their functions. Strategy + Business explores what the next generation of corporate headquarters may look like.
  • According to Real Estate Weekly, co-working is going mainstream. Find out why.
  • Free food has been a formidable presence in the American workplace since the 1990s, says the New York Times. But today, the practice is almost obligatory, as businesses go to extraordinary lengths to provide food without charge, or at a sharp discount.
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