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After 50+ Years of Service, It’s Time to Retire the Cubicle? (via observer.com)

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After 50+ Years of Service, It’s Time to Retire the Cubicle? (via observer.com)

"The modern office should be an active workspace where culture drives functionality and employee health is as central to the tenets of work as is job performance. This type of forward-leaning workspace with its emphasis on dynamic furnishings and activity will have positive ramifications on everything from workers’ wellness and productivity to the health of corporate coffers."

Read more: www.observer.com

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How can workplaces achieve the right balance between work and play? (via JLL Real Views)

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How can workplaces achieve the right balance between work and play? (via JLL Real Views)

“Good design enables users, it is purposeful and thoughtful. Good workplace design can articulate the company’s core values, help reflect and express its culture. Organizations that integrate culture first design principles and workplaces that articulate philosophies and values are more likely to meet with success.”

Read more: www.jllrealviews.com

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The Future of Workplace Design: The FETCH Model

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The Future of Workplace Design: The FETCH Model

According to a recently published article in Forbes, "Corporate workspaces, physical offices and “places to work.” In the digital age, where the lines between work and life blur further, workplaces are becoming more than just offices. Both employers and employees are wanting more from these physical spaces. And, with good reason..."

Read more: www.forbes.com

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The Rising Demand for Custom Furniture

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The Rising Demand for Custom Furniture

“Ten years ago, ‘custom’ meant altering a standard product – asking for a new finish, modifying dimensions, or specifying a COM,” explains Gibson. “This kind of ‘custom’ was a small percentage of my work. Today, that level of alteration is the norm for every standard product and I am routinely using an obscure upholstery on a lounge chair with custom-trimmed throw pillows. And, now, a sizable percentage of the pieces I specify are entirely unique.”

Read more: www.huffingtonpost.com

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Activity Based Working (ABW)

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Activity Based Working (ABW)

Activity Based Working (ABW) is a hot topic these days. Conceived as a business strategy which provides employees w/ a choice of settings to conduct work, ABW seeks to entice people to work where it is most conducive for them to complete their tasks. In ABW, office spaces are designed to provide a variety of workplace settings for activities ranging from intense, heads down focused work to impromptu and informal meetings as well as more formal settings. With this shift, gone are the days where employees are forced to accomplish all of their work in one setting, such as an assigned desk or cubicle.

Read more here: workdesign.com

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How can workplaces achieve the right balance between work and play?

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How can workplaces achieve the right balance between work and play?

"Indeed, what initially started out as a tech sector trend to create spaces which better reflected their brand and encouraged employees to think outside of the box, has gone mainstream. Yet while these modern office perks may provide a unique talking point in the office – and even a unique selling point for potential employees, some companies are struggling to strike the right balance between work and play."

Read more: jllrealviews.com

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Is your workplace scaring away potential new hires?

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Is your workplace scaring away potential new hires?

Salaries and benefits are not the only thing job seekers are paying attention to when job hunting. The workplace often plays a large role in the decision process. Factors like dated furniture and decor, access to natural light, and location are all contributing factors that prospective employers should be considering when trying to attract the best and brightest job candidates.

Learn more: hrmagazine

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