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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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Thursday
May262011

Why the Workplace is Still Relevant

Mobile work is becoming so prevalent that many people are questioning the future of the physical office location. But workspaces aren’t going the way of the dinosaur just yet.

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Monday
May022011

Broadening My Horizons at TED2011

At a talk in San Francisco decades ago, Herbert Muschamp, the famed New York Times architecture critic, said that architects have a responsibility to provide the connective tissue for societies. I agree.

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