Work Environments For the 21st Century
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The world of work is changing...and it's more important than ever to keep up.
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8 Keys To Creating An Office Where Ideas Flow

8 Keys To Creating An Office Where Ideas Flow | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Perkins+Will's Gina Berndt discusses the key ingredients for creating a flexible and healthy office that will also appeal to the next generation of CEOs.
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Beyond the Cubicle

Beyond the Cubicle | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The nature of work has changed, so why hasn't workplace design changed with it?
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Why Some Offices Designed to Bring People Together Fail

Why Some Offices Designed to Bring People Together Fail | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There are three important prerequisites that are required to design spaces that promote casual but important interactions - sucessfully.

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How Steelcase is Rethinking the Workplace

The Steelcase headquarters building opened in 1983, when an office meant bulky computers, high panels, and long rows of lateral files. Digital storage, cell phones, and the mobile workforce were a long way off.

The building’s five floors and 360,000 square feet were selectively reconfigured, renovated, and repurposed over the years, but now the company’s Connect 12 project has provoked a careful reexamination of Steelcase’s global headquarters and the company’s overall workplace strategy.

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Technology, collaboration drive today's designs from office furniture makers

Technology, collaboration drive today's designs from office furniture makers | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Office furniture makers are working harder than ever to bring the comfortable confines of the home to the office.
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Furniture is Key to a Collaborative Work Environment

Furniture is Key to a Collaborative Work Environment | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Cubicles and chairs are essential components for the operation of a call center, but the furniture required in your operation doesn't end there.
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Mr. Designer, Tear Down This (Cubicle) Wall

Doing more with less is a common theme for organizations in the aftermath of the global recession. Some organizations are able to do more with less in creative ways that spur innovation and add value to their performance rather than just reduce cost.

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15 Trends That Will Reshape Your Office - Rick Newman (usnews.com)

15 Trends That Will Reshape Your Office - Rick Newman (usnews.com) | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Even with downsizing, companies need perkier, more wired offices to get the most out of their workers.
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Jonah Lehrer on Buildings, Health and Creativity | Head Case - WSJ.com

Jonah Lehrer on Buildings, Health and Creativity | Head Case - WSJ.com | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
For thousands of years, people have talked about architecture in terms of aesthetics. Today, it turns out, the real cutting edge of architecture has to do with the psychology of buildings, not just their appearance.
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Characteristics of Future Office Design

Characteristics of Future Office Design | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
For the last decade, architectural and design firms, as well as corporate organizations looking to reduce costs and function more efficiently, have been focused on workplace trends. Several factors are driving this re-evaluation of workplace strategies—such as increased technology and connectivity and continual increases in real estate and operating costs—and creating the need to explore alternative ways in which to work.

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Docking Station in Green Bay offers alternative to home office | Green Bay Press Gazette

When Peter Nugent, owner of Enlighten Financial, was working at his home office, household chores often sidetracked him. At a recent SCORE seminar on Innovative Options for Locating Your Business, he told attendees that he would notice things like grass that needed cutting and found himself taking housework breaks. For Nugent, a home office was filled with distractions.
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10 Tips for Making Employees Love Their Office

10 Tips for Making Employees Love Their Office | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Forget the ping-pong table. Master the basics that make workers productive – and happy – in their office space.
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Culture@Work

Culture@Work | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Understanding local culture is vital to using space as a key strategic tool for global organizations.
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Designing the Multigenerational Workplace | from Contract Design Magazine

Designing the Multigenerational Workplace | from Contract Design Magazine | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A company tosses out its cubicles, tears down the perimeter private offices, and switches to an open plan with benching. The younger employees happily work away, with headphones on when they need to concentrate on solo work. The older employees miss their big individual workstations and the visual and acoustic privacy their cubicles gave them. But that’s the price of progress. Or is it?
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Wall Street Journal's Workplace of the Day: Munchkin, Inc.

Wall Street Journal's Workplace of the Day: Munchkin, Inc. | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Munchkin Inc., a baby-products manufacturer, is headquartered in a former ice-hockey rink in North Hills, Calif. The 133,000-square-foot space now looks like an art gallery, as it features a vast array of paintings, sculptures and vintage décor.
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Who Moved My Cube?

Who Moved My Cube? | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Managers once discouraged, even forbade, casual interactions among employees. To many bosses, chitchat at the watercooler was just a noisy distraction from work. Today we know that chance encounters and conversations on the job promote cooperation and innovation, and companies craft their floor plans and cultures with this in mind. The results have been surprising...
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Is Your Workplace Ready for the Interconnected World?

Is Your Workplace Ready for the Interconnected World? | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Can it handle the global, mobile, nonstop reality of business today? Because that’s the new reality for globally integrated enterprises. Business is increasingly a team sport that leverages technology to cross borders and time zones. Work is more interconnected and more complex than ever. Our work environment is the pivotal place for helping us navigate this new business world.
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Think Outside the Cube

The cubicle began uniformly taking over office space in the 1970s. It was practical, gave privacy and organized a large number of employees into minimal space. The bland maze so often created seemed like an unavoidable side effect to the practical solution. And while the cube farm hasn’t changed much for Dilbert in the last 20 years, offices across the country are currently tearing down the walls, literally, that stand between them, their colleagues and a new kind of office landscape.
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Bring Light to Your Office Design

Bring Light to Your Office Design | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Designing an office space can be intimidating for an entrepreneur, especially if they're working with an empty space.
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Steelcase's Brilliant Workstation For Staging Virtual Meetings

Steelcase's Brilliant Workstation For Staging Virtual Meetings | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Steelcase's award-winning teleconferencing solution makes long-distance video collaboration as easy as plunking down your laptop at a Starbucks.
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CoreNet: Panel Debates Future Workspaces | Commercial Property Executive

CoreNet: Panel Debates Future Workspaces | Commercial Property Executive | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When tasked with determining what tomorrow's digs will resemble, perhaps it is best to consult with what the young leaders of corporate real estate are doing at their organizations.
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How the Workplace Fosters Innovation

How the Workplace Fosters Innovation | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Nearly everyone agrees that innovation is the way to supercharge an organization to growth. The right workspaces can help make it happen.
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Workplace Trends in the 21st Century | Small Business

Workplace Trends in the 21st Century | Small Business | Work Environments For the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A multitude of changes are expected to occur in the workplace during this century. In a nation already populated by small businesses, more and more people will consider entrepreneurial ventures ...
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Office 'hoteling' provides desk only as needed: Money | Alaska news at adn.com

Several weeks ago, KTUU television featured a Wasilla businessman whose home-based business had grown enough that he needed an office outside his home. Rather than rent an office, he started a company that leases a desk for a day or longer. This service is proving popular for workers who occasionally need a brick and mortar office.
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