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Better Teamwork Through Better Workplace Design

Better Teamwork Through Better Workplace Design | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

"Team collaboration is challenging enough without needing to attend to underperforming workspace. Companies like Skype, Cisco, and Pixar have already deployed cleverly designed work environments to best enable new value creation through collaboration. It's time to align the physical with the strategic."

 

One suggestion: "Give project teams a dedicated space. The concept of 'distributed cognition' suggests that thinking processes are embedded in the physical work environment. A team room can provide "cognitive space" to hold ideas and experiences." The shared space "can help teammates maintain a shared project mindset, sharpening their focus and speeding up the collaborative process."

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Desks, Where Creativity Goes To Die | Fast Company

Desks, Where Creativity Goes To Die | Fast Company | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Along with many thousands of others, I attended SXSW this month. And while there, I learned some important lessons...

 

Initially, I tried to attend talks or panels directly related to my industry and clients, but each time the information felt like things I already knew, and instead of feeling inspired, I just felt tired.


But as soon as I stepped outside my little world, everything changed. ... By seeking information and experiences that had nothing to do with my day-to-day, the conference became far more worthwhile. I was stretching my brain in new ways. I felt intellectually stimulated and energized. And guess what? It ended up inspiring me to think about my own work differently.

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