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Thursday
Jul262018

The Open Office Isn’t Dead

Gensler San Diego. Photography by Ryan Gobuty

The workplace depends on many factors and when you have a well-designed space these pieces tend to fall far more easily into place.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Employee Engagement: A Core Business Strategy

MATTER, Image © Garrett Rowland.

Successful business leaders realize that having engaged employees is not an HR program, but a core business strategy. We know that companies with engaged employees outperform those with less engaged employees. Yet, according to Gallup, a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged.

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Monday
Feb062017

Hidden Truths (and How to Find Them)

Image © Gensler.

Research is a quest for knowledge; a way to discover hidden truths and challenge our assumptions. This quest requires a commitment to objective, systematic analysis focused on finding solutions to social and scientific challenges. When properly carried out, design research can be the difference between innovation, or simply maintaining the status quo. To achieve this, new knowledge—the currency of our era—needs to be created and freely exchanged so it can inspire new levels of expression and problem-solving. That commitment to both exploration and free exchange is central to both the Gensler Research Program and our Research Catalogue series.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

The Surprising Truth About Choice 

Adobe campus, San Jose, Calif. Image © Emily Hagopian.

Discovering the unexpected is typically a joy in research—as well as one of the reasons to conduct research in the first place. But the discovery of unexpected insights can also be puzzling, as it forces researchers to confront surprising circumstances and theorize explanations for findings they never anticipated.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Outliers, Tipping Points and Design Research

Image © Gensler.

Design is different today because the world is changing faster than ever, making design research the key to delivering innovative, experience enhancing projects.

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