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GenslerOnWork examines the modern workplace and how design can help us become more engaged and productive as we earn our livings.

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Wednesday
Sep212011

The Danger at Our Desks

We’ve spent a lot of time on research and tools that help Gensler’s design teams create workplaces to support the way people work today. But what if the way people work today is slowly killing them? This is a developing conundrum facing Gensler and our clients, since the hazardous office activity in question is one we're likely engaged in right now: sitting at a desk, staring at a computer.

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Tuesday
Sep132011

Love and Conference Calls

Three years ago I joined a virtual team. Our client’s company had instituted a travel freeze for all employees and consultants. Together we would design and implement over 100 projects with all communication and collaboration over voicemail, email, screen shares and video conference.

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Tuesday
Aug162011

History and Technology Contend for the Future of Insurance

A tug of war between history and tradition and the future and innovation is being played out in London’s storied insurance sector, and the industry is feeling the reverberations worldwide.

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Thursday
Jul212011

Designing for Communities of Practice

Etienne Wenger, a pioneer in the field of communities of practice once noted: “Since the beginning of history, human beings have formed communities that accumulate collective learning into social practices-communities of practice. Knowledge of an organization lives in a constellation of communities of practice each taking care of a specific aspect of the competence that the organization needs.”

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Alternative Workplace Strategies: Understanding Process and Approach

Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the number of companies seeking to align their work environments to a world that’s fast, flat, mobile, and global. One approach that appears to be a win-win-win for the individual, the organization, and the world is to break the bond between “work” and “the office” using Alternative Workplace Strategies (AWS).

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