Estimating Your True Office Costs

This is the stance John Vivadelli takes. Through his firm Agilquest, he’s spent decades working with design firms and corporate decision-makers who do just this kind of extrapolation when planning their office designs and estimating associated overhead costs.

Adapting to Change Using the Super-Nucleus Model

Even under what might be considered “normal” circumstances, the Super-Nucleus model is a logical, rational leadership system that can better organize large corporations. The model could enable them to adapt to a variety of situations and conditions; thus, the biological metaphor.

Coworking in San Francisco’s Sandbox Suites

What made coworking a sensible idea is the shift in technology from big bulky desktop machines to a mobile world we live in now, where anyone can work from anywhere. That being said working from coffee shops or your couch isn’t the ideal situation. Technology liberated us from our cubicles and stuffy offices; however, it didn’t provide a better physical space for us.

Where Have All the People Gone? Part I

Technology has had a big impact on how we work. As few as 5 years ago, there were still people working very closely together in shared office spaces. They depended on accessing the same information at the same time — which was probably on a server in some closet that was in the office.

Faces: Meet Jim Ware

Traditional management practices put way too many barriers in front of employees. We’ve got to rethink our role as workplace professionals to focus our attention on leveraging human talent — on creating workplaces that enable people to be productive, to collaborate with each other, and to invent new ideas.

Faces: Meet David Fik

David Fik is a Senior Strategist with the Ideation Group, located in Holland, Michigan. He researches how buildings affect and reflect the characteristics of the people that inhabit them and how best that effect can be aligned with business goals.

WORKTECH11: West Coast Review

Worktech11 represented a cauldron of innovation, not only for being hosted in Nokia’s Sunnyvale, CA, headquarters, but also because of the myriad in-depth discussions on the economic, cultural, and design implication of today’s workplace trends.

Faces: Meet Jim Williamson

Jim Williamson is Principal, Studio Director, and a practicing Interior Designer at Gensler in the Washington, DC, office. He is the incoming President Elect of the International Board of IIDA and has recently served as Development Chair and President of the IIDA Mid Atlantic Chapter.