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Wednesday
Jul112012

What’s that SMELL????? Surviving lunch in the open office…  

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How many change managers does it take to tell you your lunch stinks? A hundred? A thousand?

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Monday
Jun112012

The Promise and Puzzle of Mobile Work

The next time you’re at your desk, emailing or instant messaging coworkers who sit within 30 feet of you, try to remember that like the meeting request sitting in your outbox, the initial communication over history’s first virtual channel was not to share information or insight but simply to request a face-to-face interaction.

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Thursday
Mar152012

The Office Strikes Back

The office is striking back. After years of unprecedented technological, economic and societal change, companies are re-establishing the physical work place as the first choice place to work for a liberated and mobile workforce. The next decade will see even more change in the world of work, and I believe it will have even more of an impact on office design than what has taken place in the last 20 years.

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Tuesday
Aug032010

IT'S A TOUCH-SCREEN WORLD, Part 2

As the price point of high definition touch-screen technology comes down, large tactile surfaces will become affordable and ubiquitous in the workplace, transforming the way we design meeting rooms and other collaborative spaces.

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Tuesday
Jul202010

IT’S A TOUCH-SCREEN WORLD, Part 1

While the hordes of consumers who waited in line for hours to purchase the new Apple iPad were no doubt eager to experience the ease of information access promised by the device, few were probably thinking about its impact on the future of the physical workplace.

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