Check out our monthly themes for 2018 and what you need to know before you share your idea.
Dream Team of Emerging Thought Leaders
How Millennials are preparing for iGen and what we need to know now.
As we progress with our new “Emerging Talent” series, we plan to bring together a group for a spirited round table discussion on the “what’s next of what’s next” from the POV of a new generation as they advance their careers of helping shape the places we work.
Profiles, case studies, and more of offices with staggering productivity stats.
4 sponsored Project Profiles available.
Beyond the Corporate Office
What offices can learn from other industries.
The Global Workplace & Modern Trends
Insights from workplace industry experts from around the world.
2019 Workplace Forecast
Our forecast of emerging themes and trends for 2019.
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JANUARY – 2018
Workplace Wellness & Wellbeing
How design can impact the mental and physical health of the workplace.
FEBRUARY – 2018
Trends in ‘Resimercial’ and other Interior Design Must-Haves.
MARCH – 2018
Big Data & Must Have Technology
What you should be gathering, how to get it, and what it means.
1 Survey Underwriter Available
8 Sponsored Product Profiles Available
APRIL – 2018
Help Wanted: Emerging & Evolving Job Roles
With technological advances integrating into offices comes a need for new roles & new skills.
MAY – 2018
How to Bring Your Whole Self to Work
What amenities and other resources are employers considering that will influence the design of new workplaces?
We constantly hear that companies want to provide a workplace that is designed with consideration of the entire employee experience. Today, people are leveraging the expertise of HR and UX professionals to weigh-in on the planning and design process in order to support the engaged, productive employee.
Countdown to NeoCon & the WDM Readers Choice
An overview of new debuts and reader favorites from NeoCon 2018.
20 sponsored Product Profiles available in the Countdown
Differentiators in People-Centric Designs
Workplaces need to work for people in order for them to do good work. We want to explore the key elements and the critical factors in creating successful workplaces.
WORK DESIGN MAGAZINE’S GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
If any of the topics above resonate, you can send article pitches directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Editorial Process
Work Design Magazine is dedicated to exploring the evolution of workplace culture, research, and design. Our readers are knowledgeable and informed workplace design experts. They know their stuff – therefore, we do not publish articles that assume they don’t.
Typically, our articles run between 800-1,500 words, and we ask guest contributors to aim for substance about a problem they’ve encountered or a concept they’ve tested (or think ought to be tested). It can feature a recent project, and should contain something actionable for readers—for example, it might answer questions about what can be done, what others have done, or policies, procedures, and/or work environments that “work”.
We receive more submissions than we can publish and often have to decline good pieces when our calendar is full. We also will decline pieces due to time limitations or if they’re too similar to other work we have published. We encourage you to try again with other ideas even if we have declined something you have submitted. If your pitches have been declined multiple times, it probably means that your ideas are not a good fit for our readers.
We require the following items to accompany your article:
- At least 3 images with corresponding captions and proper credit to illustrate the article
- Social media tags to promote the published article
- The author’s LinkedIn profile link
- A current headshot and brief 2-3 sentence biography of the author
Our editorial process includes several rounds of revisions before publication. We reserve the right to alter the structure and title of your article (all titles must be under 75 characters including spaces). If we make any changes, it’s because we believe the edited version will help your idea better reach the audience it deserves.
- We don’t repeat topics and all submissions must be original content.
- Our readers love research and data-based information. As a potential contributor, we encourage you to use it knowing that you’ll assume the role of verifying all facts in your piece before submitting it.
- Don’t be afraid to tackle sophisticated issues and topics. Write your piece as if you are communicating with a savvy colleague.
Are you looking to have a direct promotion of your brand, product or solution?
Know of a cutting-edge workplace project that was completed in the past 12 months?
- Generally, it’s best that a designer, architect, or workplace strategist who worked on the project acts as our main contact.
- We love to hear from employees currently working in the new space who worked closely with the project team and had a hand in the big decisions.
- Be creative and tell us why your project matters!
We hope this helps and look forward to hearing if you have any stories or projects in mind!