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Entries in Collaboration (11)

Tuesday
Jun202017

Dear Office Worker, The Future Is Free-Address

CBRE Los Angeles Headquarters, Image © Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

Dear Office Workers,

It’s about your stuff. I’m talking about the picture of your dog, your coffee cup with the clever saying, the row of shoes you may want to wear one day, or the collection of beer cozies you’ve collected over the years. It’s about your primordial need to keep that stuff on display. I get it. You are marking your territory. But here’s the problem. Your fear of losing your stuff is standing in the way of workplace progress.

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Monday
Apr012013

Back to School: What Campuses Can Teach Us About Workplaces

Photos courtesy of Gensler

A hyper business climate, recession realities, and an increasingly global stage are only a few criteria affecting the ethos of the workplace.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Collaboration is here to stay—Let’s deal with it

Gensler office

Group work, by nature, is a messy, chaotic process for which there is no reliable template. The nature of group work changes from project to project, group to group, and at times its unpredictability can exasperate participants.

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Thursday
Mar032011

ME Space to WE Space: An Online Case Study

Last week, I shared some thoughts about the shrinking American workspace and the shift from individual ME spaces to collective WE spaces. This week, I’d like to share a project that illustrates how this phenomenon applies to office design.

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Thursday
Feb172011

"Me" Space Versus "We" Space

Ever get the feeling that your workspace is shrinking? Well, you’re probably right. Recently, I spoke with CNN about this topic. And the shrinking trend is only expected to continue.

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