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What’s Next in Product Design? NeoCon Gives a Sneak Peek

West Elm Workspace with Inscape - Conduit System. Image © West Elm.

Each year, thousands of architects, designers and executives descend upon NeoCon for a first look at new products and prototypes, and to check out the latest commercial interiors trends for a preview of where the industry is headed.

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Change by Design: A New Framework for Leading Continuous Change

Image © Eric Laignel.

This post is the second in a series by Gensler’s Consulting practice in Washington, D.C. Read the first document, "The Engaged Employee." Stay tuned for the final post in this series!

Courtesy of a global, networked economy, change now happens faster and with less warning or pattern than ever before. Today, change is the new normal. So how do you harness change as a force for improvement and innovation? How do you create an organization where change is part of its DNA?

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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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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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The Surprising Truth About Choice 

Adobe campus, San Jose, Calif. Image © Emily Hagopian.

Discovering the unexpected is typically a joy in research—as well as one of the reasons to conduct research in the first place. But the discovery of unexpected insights can also be puzzling, as it forces researchers to confront surprising circumstances and theorize explanations for findings they never anticipated.

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