Expert Insights

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.

The Designer’s Canvas: Glass

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An innovative, digital, direct-to-glass printing technology known as Alice ® allows custom, multi-colored artwork or images to be permanently printed on glass quickly and cost-effectively.

Benching and Mobile Workers

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The recession and introduction of sophisticated mobile devices created the perfect recipe for organizations to identify new, efficient ways to design work environments. These new environments offer employees a chance to embrace technology and compete in the global economy while decreasing real-estate expenses.

Mobile Employees: Attached Yet Unattached

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Productivity, efficiency, and flexibility are three common themes that arise when our industry talks about the future of the office. Mobile work is a reality, and studies consistently show that employees are choosing be work outside of the workplace in order to be more productive.

Digital Natives: A Tech-Savvy Generation Enters the Workplace

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Digital Natives have an inherent understanding of digital technologies, as they’ve been integrated into their lives since early childhood. They are part of a tech-savvy generation at the forefront of technological progress and want to be connected when they wish, from anywhere. Now graduated from secondary education, the first generation of Digital Natives is entering the working world and transforming it at a fast pace. Is the workplace ready to embrace this change?

The New Revolution: From Static Machine to Human Ability, Mobility, and Agility

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For more than 15 years, my colleagues and I have worked with some of America–â„¢s “Great Places to Work.–  We’ve implemented workplace flexibility initiatives to increase workplace productivity, effectiveness, and resiliency. Yet we’ve been met with real resistance and challenges while implementing these initiatives, from compressed workdays and flextime to part-time schedules and job sharing.

Taking Charge of Tomorrow

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Given the high uncertainties in the economy and employment, it–â„¢s doubly important for workplace professionals to look well beyond the horizon, even when the air seems filled with fog.