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Distributed But Not Distant: Bringing Remote Teammates to the Table

Distributed But Not Distant: Bringing Remote Teammates to the Table | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Knowledge work is becoming increasingly collaborative as we tackle more projects in groups, working side by side with colleagues. But what if your job requires collaboration with people you rarely, if ever, meet? Distributed teams are common in business, but that doesn’t make the essential challenge easier: How can widely dispersed people work well together? Better yet, how can they become true teammates whose work is greater than the sum of their individual efforts?

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4 Factors to Designing Workspaces for People’s Behaviors

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5 Ways Gen Y Is Changing Your Business, Like It Or Not

5 Ways Gen Y Is Changing Your Business, Like It Or Not | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

You’ve probably also noticed that the telephone and computer are no longer the only devices on your employees’ desks. Blackberrys, iPads, Androids phones, owned not by the company but by the employee, are just as prevalent and, frankly, as necessary for work as the devices you have authorized and distributed.

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Future-Proofing the Office (Part 2)

Future-Proofing the Office (Part 2) | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Part 2 of 2. In other words, how do we future-proof the office?  In Part I of the series, I described 8 ways this can be achieved. Here’s another 9:

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Warming Up to the Officeless Office

Warming Up to the Officeless Office | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As companies seek to cut costs and accommodate an increasingly mobile work force, some employees have had to say goodbye to their personal work areas.
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When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
All the new tools in the workplace can leave us dizzy, undermining our ability to get things done. But there are ways to return to a more productive path.
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Distributed But Not Distant: Bringing Remote Teammates to the Table

Distributed But Not Distant: Bringing Remote Teammates to the Table | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Knowledge work is becoming increasingly collaborative as we tackle more projects in groups, working side by side with colleagues. But what if your job requires collaboration with people you rarely, if ever, meet? Distributed teams are common in business, but that doesn’t make the essential challenge easier: How can widely dispersed people work well together? Better yet, how can they become true teammates whose work is greater than the sum of their individual efforts?

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Looking To Hire And Keep Great Innovators? Focus On The 3 Rs

Looking To Hire And Keep Great Innovators? Focus On The 3 Rs | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Relentless Innovation: What Works, What Doesn’t--and What That Means for Your Business by Jeffrey Phillips.

Innovation relies on people more than other processes.
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Accenture's Next-Gen Workplace

Accenture's Next-Gen Workplace | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Like other companies, Accenture wanted to address the empty office issue, but they wanted to do more. The workplace, they reasoned, should exemplify the high performance the company is known for, and actually help people attain higher levels of performance. So they developed a global strategy, and rolled it out in a reinvigorated Houston office.

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Focusing on Workspace Utilization

Focusing on Workspace Utilization | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Efficient utilization of real estate, resources, and energy will be a critical business focus during 2012...

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New study finds more mobile workers choosing to work at the office

New study finds more mobile workers choosing to work at the office | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Steelcase and CoreNet Global study shows many companies adopting alternative work strategies, but employees still coming to the workplace.
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Designing office space for a world of web workers

Designing office space for a world of web workers | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As more and more people use the internet to make their work mobile and free themselves from being shackled to the office, it’s not just workers’ lifestyles that are going to change – our physical work spaces are bound to as well.
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The New Rules of Office Design | Inc.com

The New Rules of Office Design | Inc.com | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Does your office look too much like The Office? Are you sick of cubicle overload? As entries rolled in for the Inc. and Architizer Coolest Office contest, we found several themes shared by the sharpest entries.
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When a Workspace Facilitates Communication by Andrea Paoletti

When a Workspace Facilitates Communication by Andrea Paoletti | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

I visited the Palo Alto Skype office in June. I wasn’t aware of the uniqueness they created over there, but a friend of mine from Google, suggested that I visit their office...

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Eight Ways To Break Down Barriers In Traditional Workplace Culture - Forbes

Eight Ways To Break Down Barriers In Traditional Workplace Culture - Forbes | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Two new studies point to increasing boredom in the workplace and declining loyalty. But 41 dogs, and maybe one pig, won’t let that happen at an innovative company in Boulder, Colorado called SparkFun.

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Workers, Take Off Your Headphones

Workers, Take Off Your Headphones | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Even though scientific research obviously has been enhanced by internet connectedness (the web, after all, began 23 years ago as a vehicle for scientific collaboration), Kohane and his researchers found "striking evidence for the role of physical proximity as a predictor of the impact of collaborations."

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Future-Proofing the Office (Part 1)

Future-Proofing the Office (Part 1) | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Part 1 of 2. Work and the workplace are changing today, driven by globalization, shifting demographics, technological advances, and economic pressures, just to name a few causes. And no one sees that stopping anytime soon.

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Digital-savvy workers are in demand - JSOnline

Digital-savvy workers are in demand - JSOnline | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The explosion in digital devices has triggered a rush by companies to hire digitally trained employees to provide and deliver the content for all those smartphones and computer tablets.
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Small Companies Are Just Like Big Companies… Only Different

Small Companies Are Just Like Big Companies… Only Different | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Large or small, every company competes in the same marketplace for talent, suppliers and, of course, customers so it takes something special for a small company to thrive in this environment.

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The Next Office: Why CEOs Are Paying Attention

The Next Office: Why CEOs Are Paying Attention | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Executives everywhere are being asked to deliver higher performance from every company asset. Yet they often overlook an asset that’s both highly leverageable and pivotal to the organization’s success: the office.

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What coworking can teach corporate offices

What coworking can teach corporate offices | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Two design pros who will speak at an upcoming coworking conference on a panel about creating spaces that foster collaboration explain that, as technology allows teams to be far more nomadic, providers of corporate office spaces have a lot to learn...
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Where Have All the People Gone? Part I

Where Have All the People Gone? Part I | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Technology has had a big impact on how we work. As few as 5 years ago, there were still people working very closely together in shared office spaces. They depended on accessing the same information at the same time — which was probably on a server in some closet that was in the office.

 

But if you’re like most office workers, then you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot fewer people around the office these days. In fact, studies show that private offices are vacant as much as 60 percent of the time.

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3 Tips For Designing A Work Space That Embodies Your Brand | Co. Design

3 Tips For Designing A Work Space That Embodies Your Brand | Co. Design | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"A workspace is as much an opportunity to express who you are as a company as it is a functional place to get work done. This is an important chance to put your brand into three-dimensions, to surround yourselves with personality and character, to create some theater for your prospective employees and partners."

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Positively humming: creating a productive workplace

Positively humming: creating a productive workplace | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A positive workplace creates much more than a 'feel good' factor, it leads to happier and more engaged employees and higher productivity. And a good business leader can learn how to set the tone.

 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/managing/positively-humming-creating-a-productive-workplace-20111025-1mh0r.html#ixzz1cejenHhN
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Designing Around Collaboration and Mobility

Designing Around Collaboration and Mobility | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Technology shift sparks a rethinking of conventional office space.
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New Lilly Offices | Research Design Connections

New Lilly Offices  | Research Design Connections | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it

“What are the costs of using 20th-century spaces to do 21st-century knowledge work?”

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