Office Collaboration and Connectivity Will Survive COVID-19
May20

Office Collaboration and Connectivity Will Survive COVID-19

Despite what you may have heard, COVID-19 is not the end of the open office. Will we have to make accommodations for physical distancing as we go back to work? Absolutely, but this can be done without giving up on the social and collaborative advantages we all value in the open office, and without spending thousands of dollars to retrofit workspaces. Transformation in our behaviors and habits will be far more important than putting up...

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The New Aesthetic
Aug14

The New Aesthetic

By: Stephanie Kilpatrick, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates Trends have come, gone, and come again in the past 30 years that my commercial Interior Design career has spurred. What was old is now new again. Softer, more approachable design influences in work environments are supplanting the industrial and menswear aesthetics of the last decade. Since 2000, brighter, more optimistic colors are replacing the...

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Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?
Jul10

Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?

OK MILLENNIALS, YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES IS OVER During our collective frenzy to cater to Millennials, there’s been a new generation growing and gaining more experience, and what they have to say just may surprise everyone. Generation Z, born between 1999 and 2015, is an age-group who have always been connected. Born totally inside the rise of public use of the Internet, this group has different needs, desires and traits. These are NOT...

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Relaxation in the Workplace
Jun29

Relaxation in the Workplace

By: Johnna Barrett, President, Barrett Design, Inc. Workplace relaxation. These are two words seem diametrically opposed to one another, yet the importance of integrating the two is grossly underestimated in today’s office environments. We multi-task, over schedule, and keep ourselves tethered to electronic devices so we can always be connected. The level of responsiveness required from the average worker today is unprecedented. We...

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It’s Value-Added, Not Value-Add. How an Experienced Developer Learned to Understand the Difference.
Jun12

It’s Value-Added, Not Value-Add. How an Experienced Developer Learned to Understand the Difference.

By: Norman Radow, The RADCO Companies Five years ago, I toured a 1971 vintage unrenovated deal we recently acquired. We had just delivered our first renovated apartment. The renovation boasted new flooring, resurfaced cabinetry, new appliances, vents, switch plates, and safe wiring. We also added GFI circuits to the kitchen and bath. Although a vast improvement, many of the new finishes posed problems. There were issues with the...

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Give People Places to Go: Create Workday Destinations
Nov22

Give People Places to Go: Create Workday Destinations

By Wesley Edmonds, OFS Brands Ding! Another notification on your phone? No, the ding was the elevator doors opening to the eighth floor to start the day. The first question is how excited are your employees to step off the elevator? The second question is where are they going to begin their day? Do they have choices for focused, shared or team-oriented work? Do your spaces enhance or detract from the culture you’re striving to achieve...

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