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Reinventing the Workplace: The Cloud Collective

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In our current era of ideas, knowledge workers are expected to maintain a steady flow of creative output. Yet many companies are asking their people to maintain productivity while occupying smaller spaces and taking less time.

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Reinventing the Workplace: [NET]WORKed in New York

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Decades ago the clairvoyant Albert Einstein stated, “It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.” Today, it couldn’t be more obvious: He was right. And we are designing spaces that accommodate new technologies but don’t support people’s innate need to connect with each other. And though technology has enabled us to do work anywhere anytime, people still thrive off connections with each other.

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Gensler's 2013 Workplace Survey: Balance in Any Environment

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In our recently released 2013 Workplace Survey (WPS), we found that workplace effectiveness has dropped since 2008. As we release these findings, we’ve noticed that many people hear that and make an immediate and intuitive leap—they assume we mean open plan offices don’t work. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, our research shows that effective work can happen in both open and closed environments when designed and managed correctly. Unfortunately, in the aggregate, our workplace data shows that doesn’t appear to be happening for many companies.

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Total Recall – Back to the Office at Yahoo!

The role of the "human moment" in business performance takes center stage. Photo credit: Gensler

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Like Bees to Honey: Yahoo! and the Future of Mobile Work

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Yahoo!’s decision to cancel its mobile work policy and require all employees to keep hours at a company office hit the news cycle like a ton of bricks.

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