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U.S. Workplace Survey 2019, Gensler Research Institute
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The (Not So) Real Truth About Open Offices

If you opened an HBR article titled “The Truth About of Open Offices” you would probably expect to find august research to support the main tenet, that “open offices reduce collaboration.” Unfortunately, in the case of this one that ran in the December 2019 issue, you’d be disappointed. You probably heard the collective groan from the workplace community when the issue hit the street as...

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02 Jan 2020
Autodesk’s Brand Story
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Autodesk’s Brand Story

@WorkDesign offers thoughts on how to integrate a company’s brand into its space. What a brand stands for is what its space should communicate. Autodesk’s “Make Anything” brand story is reflected throughout its workplace design. Workplace design tells a story. It’s an opportunity to create an environment that demonstrates brand. Threaded throughout the story, and shown within every design element and expression, […] Click here...

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11 Dec 2019
Internal survey show federal telework recall has devastated morale and failed to increase collaboration or productivity
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Internal survey show federal telework recall has devastated morale and failed to increase collaboration or productivity

The Education Department changed its telework policy last year, requiring most employees to show up to the office at least four days a week.

Source: federalnewsnetwork.com

When the U.S. Dept of Education recalled its teleworkers last year, they did so ostensibly to increase collaboration and improve customer service. Nine months have now passed and, based on a federal survey of over 2,100 supervisors and staff, the plan has back-fired. Not only do three-quarters of respondents say being in the office has not improved collaboration (only 6% say collaboration has improved), but over 87% say it has had a negative impact on morale, 86% say they know coworkers who already have or may leave the agency as a result of the change, and 75% say it has not improved productivity. Among supervisors, 77% expressed dissatisfaction with the telework policy changes.

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03 Dec 2019
Why remote work should approached strategically instead of tactically
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Why remote work should approached strategically instead of tactically

"The changes remote work has introduced have happened so gradually you may not have noticed. But its growing popularity is remaking how we work, the tools we use to work, how we communicate at work, and even the hours we work.”

Source: www.vox.com

Good article with lots of data to support the benefits of remote work including increased productivity, better work-life balance, being able to live in more affordable areas, and more.

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21 Oct 2019
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