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Unlocking Innovation in the Government Workplace 

Mecklenburg County Land Use Environmental Service Agency, Charlotte, NC, Image © Gensler

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys.

Gensler’s 2016 U.S. Workplace Survey identified elements of workplace design that foster innovation. Digging into the data, Gensler researchers were able to determine which industry sectors have workplace designs that most foster innovation and which have workplaces that inhibit it.

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The Evolution of the Workplace in China’s Financial Services Sector

Flexibility and transparency characterize the new office of Real Power Capital at the Evergo Tower in Shanghai. Image © Gensler

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on the state of the financial services industry.

In today’s volatile global economy, China's financial services companies are facing a number of challenges. China's market reforms in the financial sector have put forward higher requirements for financial services firms to innovate their service and product offerings. As Chinese financial services firms must become more agile and resilient to adapt to the fast-changing market, they have recognized the need to create more effective and efficient working environments.

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Tech Trends of 2016: Well-Being as an Investment

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Employee well-being is a wise investment in a company’s most valuable asset—its people. Data shows that happy employees are more productive, engaged, healthier and less likely to miss work. With today’s increasingly complex and rapidly changing work environment, what were once regarded as employee perks have become essential to a company’s culture, influencing how offices are designed and planned.

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How Financial Services Can Recruit the Hottest Tech Talent

Tech talent require a workplace that's transparent, open and collaborative. Confidential Financial Firm, Image © Gensler

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on the state of the financial services industry.

As financial service firms evolve and compete in today’s global, digital market, the investment in technology talent has become increasingly important. Technology has become a more significant cost percentage of the business, as well as a growing segment of the financial service population. These tech workers are not just IT professionals, they’re digital innovators developing strategies and tools, creative entrepreneurs building mobile platforms, and social media and brand strategists. In other words, they are the hottest talent to recruit in any industry.

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Media’s Adaptive Shift: Converged Environments

The Washington Post's nerve center. Image © Garrett Rowland.

Although the term newsroom is still embraced by the media industry, it’s slowly being replaced by the converged environment, and the shift is as much about space as it is about linguistics.

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