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Bringing The Worker Back Home: Nokia's New London Headquarters

Photo credit: Gensler

Changes abound within the European tech sector. An increasing number of companies are fleeing sprawling corporate campuses in favour of urban digs.

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Superstorm Sandy and the Lessons of Mobility

For companies with mobile employees, work continues despite empty offices.

It goes without saying that Superstorm Sandy was a devastating natural disaster that will not soon be forgotten in cities on the East Coast. While the focus remains on helping those who need it most, something that cannot be overlooked is the disruption to business continuity experienced by many organizations, which simply wasn’t anticipated by most disaster recovery plans. The scenario goes like this: the building is standing, and the power is even back on, but no one can get here!

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After the gold rush: a new workstyle revolution?

The Damien Hirst designed Union Jack at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail.

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) should get gold themselves for organizing a showcase games in terms of planning/design/execution, sustainability and a legacy of urban regeneration. After the euphoria of Britain’s very own goldrush and stellar performances from global superstar athletes, we now return to post-Games reality in London. In time, we will see lasting benefits to the East London area as the Olympic Park physically transforms itself to become a new vibrant quarter of London, eventually to be rechristened Queen Elizabeth Park.

So what other likely Olympic legacy themes will we see emerge, post-Games? The strapline of The Games was “inspire a generation” (to participate in more sports), but what about “inspiring a (re)generation” of working styles? I believe this theme - largely unexplored until the Games themselves were upon us – has enormous potential for the Capital and other major metropolitan cities: inspiring a flexible working revolution.

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Alternative Workplace Strategies: Understanding Process and Approach

Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the number of companies seeking to align their work environments to a world that’s fast, flat, mobile, and global. One approach that appears to be a win-win-win for the individual, the organization, and the world is to break the bond between “work” and “the office” using Alternative Workplace Strategies (AWS).

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Why the Workplace is Still Relevant

Mobile work is becoming so prevalent that many people are questioning the future of the physical office location. But workspaces aren’t going the way of the dinosaur just yet.

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