Expert Insights

3 Themes of Modern Workplace Design

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Mentoring, socialization, and technology were themes heard throughout the recent IFMA Workplace Summit discussions at Cornell University. These tangible topics aren–â„¢t just taking the place of yesterday–â„¢s buzzwords like productivity, innovation, and employee experience –“ they–â„¢re helping companies achieve a successful workplace strategy.

Faces: Meet Karen Vincent

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As Cushman & Wakefield’s senior managing director and western region leader of Occupier Services, Karen Vincent works with major corporations to improve their transaction management, project management, facility management, financial management, and account management services.

Office Spaces that Reflect Teamwork Mentality

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You–â„¢ve probably heard (or used) buzzwords to describe today’s office worker — these “communicators”, or “collaborators” might work in spaces we design called “huddle rooms” or “team areas”.  But in a world where the design trends are growing toward a consultant-based workforce, where does teamwork fit?

What’s Next in the Sharing Economy?

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The sharing economy and rise of collaborative consumption indeed have spawned businesses like Groupon, Zipcar, and Thredup. But policy makers, architects, and urban planners are still grappling with what this means for the future of residences, office buildings, public places, and the urban environment.