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Entries in Gensler Research (7)

Monday
Feb062017

Hidden Truths (and How to Find Them)

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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

Outliers, Tipping Points and Design Research

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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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Wednesday
Nov232016

The Importance of ‘Place’ in the Workplace: An Evolution

CBRE Masonic Temple in Glendale, California. Image © Gensler/Ryan Gobuty.

A sense of place is a long-standing concept. At a grand scale, this has manifest in walled cities and specific architectural traditions. This parallels rituals, traditional garb and dress, and regional cuisines in defining cultures. With the exception of a few very high-level executives, this desire to develop a sense of place seemed to have been lost at the end of the last century in corporate culture. Recently however, we’ve seen a shift: more, and more, companies are emphasizing the importance of creating a meaningful sense of place in the office environment for all of their employees.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Shared Services Finds a Home in Latin America

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

As globalization takes on new meaning, once isolated markets are now part of a global and expanding marketplace. Many global companies have invested in Latin America strategically as a hub for their Shared Service Centers, which have proven to optimize administrative functions in a more cost effective way.

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Saturday
Sep172016

Why Shouldn’t We Feel Energised at the End of the Work Day?

Etsy’s New York headquarters. Image © Gensler.

Amongst the many questions included in the recent 2016 UK Workplace Survey was a seemingly innocent question asking respondents to what extent they agreed with the following statement: “At the end of a typical day in the office, I feel energised.”

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