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Employee Engagement: A Core Business Strategy

MATTER, Image © Garrett Rowland.

Successful business leaders realize that having engaged employees is not an HR program, but a core business strategy. We know that companies with engaged employees outperform those with less engaged employees. Yet, according to Gallup, a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged.

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Seven Ways Icons on Floor Plans Can Add Value to Your Organization

Image © Gensler.

When it comes to space and occupancy management, an accurate floor plan can do more than just represent the physical space—it can help an organization secure occupants’ safety and prepare for the unexpected.

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Media’s Adaptive Shift: Converged Environments

The Washington Post's nerve center. Image © Garrett Rowland.

Although the term newsroom is still embraced by the media industry, it’s slowly being replaced by the converged environment, and the shift is as much about space as it is about linguistics.

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UK Workplace Survey 2016: Bridging the Gap

Gensler’s 2016 UK Workplace Survey marked the official launch of the survey’s key findings and extended report. Image © Gensler.

With a dramatic gulf between the haves and the have-nots in the UK workplace, it is imperative that businesses bridge this gap if they are to unlock innovation in the workplace. At the same time, it is equally important that businesses enrich the human experience and help people optimise their performance at work.

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Planit's New Office: Storytelling Through Physical Space

Image © Michael Moran

Daring storytellers often seek new vehicles for their high-wire narrative feats. Such is the case with Planit, a group of energetic digital storytellers who turned to physical space to help tell their own story. Baltimore-born and unflinchingly colorful, this award-winning communications, marketing and interactive ad agency had been encased in a sleek Class-A office building fronting the city’s Inner Harbor. But Planit is not a sleek Class-A office space kind of company. Planit is a company in which the founders give employees skateboard decks as gifts and staff members continuously find new uses for the company pool table. Corporate they are not.

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