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Entries in Reinventing the Workplace (6)

Tuesday
Feb042014

Reinventing the Workplace: [Re]Work

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Ongoing research on the evolution of knowledge work establishes a causal relationship between employees’ ability to focus and their productivity. Workers report having the ability to block out distractions at work are 57% more able to collaborate, 88% more able to learn, and 42% more able to socialize in their workplace. Collaboration and engagement with others stills drives innovation and productivity, but for employees to effectively collaborate, they must first be able to effectively focus.

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Wednesday
Dec182013

Reinventing the Workplace: Wearable Technology

The conference room of the future. Image © Gensler

With rapid advances in technology, we all work much differently today than we did as recently as 2005. Mobile technology, in particular, has freed us to choose where – and when – we work. Going forward, the emergence of wearable technology will allow for even more choices, as we will no longer be tied to a desk or workstation simply because our primary technology resides there.

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Wednesday
Dec042013

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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Monday
Nov182013

Reinventing the Workplace: Pop-Up Workspaces in Open Spaces

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While every company and organization would like to invest in a traditional and state-of-the art workplace, budget constraints, limited space, and the fact that knowledge workers are an increasingly mobile species can make obtaining a worthwhile return on such a project unfeasible. The proliferation of mobility is an especially critical component of this equation, because as an increasing percentage of knowledge workers choose mobility over tethering themselves to a single desk day after day, traditional workplaces slowly move towards obsolescence. Why invest in a single workplace when your employees (and next-gen talent) would just as soon plug in from coffee shop or hotel or home?

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Monday
Nov112013

Reinventing the Workplace: Being Well, Working Well

What if this was your workplace? Scottsdale Healthcare Healing Garden Project. Image © Gensler.

“What if you could leave work healthier than when you arrived?” That question challenges the very notion of what we expect from the workplace, but it’s a question with far-reaching implications for health, wellbeing, and productivity. Research indicates that “people with high career wellbeing are more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall,” according to authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter in their recent book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. Seen in this light, the reimagined workplace has the power to sustain employees not only economically – but holistically.

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