Editorial Calendar

Check out our monthly themes and what you need to know before you share your idea.

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NOVEMBER 2018

The Global Workplace & Modern Trends

Insights from workplace industry experts from around the world.


DECEMBER 2018

2019 Workplace Forecast

Our forecast of emerging themes and trends for 2019.


JANUARY 2019

Health & Wellness

A healthy workplace is an expectation for today’s workers. How are companies implementing both policies and places to promote employee well-being?


FEBRUARY 2019

Emerging Talent

Who are the industry leaders of tomorrow? How are firms developing talent pools to take the lead on what’s next? We will chat with up-and-coming designers to learn about their thoughts on the future of design.

2019 Panel Discussion Sponsorships – click here for details


MARCH 2019

Measurement Madness

Everyone wants measurable results and data, but it can still be a challenge to quantify many aspects of workspace design. Utilization and physical conditions can be measured, but the softer side of user experience and emotional response to space is harder to track. Let’s explore how industry-wide (A&D, CRE, FM) are finding ways to use data to inform better design solutions.

Sponsored Content: User’s Guide to Space Utilization 


APRIL 2019

Handprints Over Footprints 

Sustainability in the era of the climate change debate is a hot topic (no pun intended). As designers, builders, and occupiers – what can we do to encourage the best use of our natural resources and responsible design practices?

Introducing Sustainability Spotlights

  • Highlighting socially responsible companies and their products and practices.

MAY 2019

Guide to Outside

Exploring unique ways that businesses are designing and using their outdoor spaces.

4 Sponsored Product Profiles Available – outdoor items only ; contact michelle.weiss@workdesign.com for details


JUNE 2019

NeoCon Run Up & Post-Event Insights

We lead up to one of our industry’s biggest events with interesting background stories on the key programs, presentations and product introductions for this year’s show. Readers get an early start on their planning and these editions offer a great opportunity to preview new product offerings. Our post-NeoCon coverage gives the lowdown on the entire show for readers that were unable to attend.

Potential sponsored collaborations include:

  • New showroom spotlights
  • Showroom and manufacturer special events and presentations
  • Meet the designers: Have a new product with a great background story? Our designer interviews are fun and informative.

20 sponsored Product Profiles available in the Run-Up


JULY 2019

Co-Working 3.0 + The Emergence of ‘City Centers’

Reports say co-working could boost U.S. economy by 4.2 trillion annually by 2030. What do you think is causing this? What did everyone else miss? Why was that market so underserved? What is going to happen if the economy tanks?


AUGUST 2019

AI and the Human Experience 

Where does human intelligence intersect with AI and how do we use new technology in planning and executing workplace projects? What is the newest technology and how are designers utilizing it to create great workspace?


SEPTEMBER 2019

Generation Z

While Millennials are still an important factor and most likely moving into leadership and decision making positions, Generation Z is entering the workforce and companies are hoping to attract and retain this new talent pool. What differentiates these constituencies and what do designers need to do to prepare for their influx into the workplace?


OCTOBER 2019

Change Management

Making changes in the workplace can be very stressful for employees. How can change management experts keep the drama to a minimum and plan for the inevitable ups and downs?

Thinking about the following quotes, is there a great story about a project where a change management plan led to a successful transition from an old style of working to a new workplace design?

  • “People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!” —Peter Senge
  • “People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” —Charles F. Kettering
  • “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” —Deepak Chopra

NOVEMBER 2019

Celebration of Brand and Culture 

Let’s talk about user experience and how that is one of the biggest issues in workplace design and planning. 

  • How does space reflect brand and culture?
  • Do you have a project that exhibits how companies can use their workspace as a tool help create and enhance their corporate culture?
  • What are “experiential graphics” and how do you integrate them into the workplace?

DECEMBER 2019

The Global Workplace & Modern Trends + 2020 Trends

Insights from workplace industry experts from around the world + forecasts of emerging themes and trends for 2020.


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