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BNY Mellon’s move to rescind work-at-home leads to employee mutiny and quick reversal
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BNY Mellon’s move to rescind work-at-home leads to employee mutiny and quick reversal

“We have listened and learned,” CEO Charlie Scharf said in an email to employees worldwide.

Source: www.post-gazette.com

U.K. employees were reportedly so distressed by the move they were considering legal action. "We did not fully appreciate the level of impact this would have on those employees with existing arrangements,” said CEO Scharf. He originally backed the move citing increased collaboration and quicker decision making, but after the employee outcry, announced he was rethinking the move.

 

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14 Mar 2019
What POE, LiFi, and 5G will mean to the future of buildings
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What POE, LiFi, and 5G will mean to the future of buildings

"The benefits of “smart” technologies and operations for design, construction, and ownership/operations are now inescapable."

Source: www.bdcnetwork.com

If you haven't thought about how power-over-Ethernet (POE), LiFi, edge computing, or 5G will impact the future of buildings (or if you're scratching your head wondering what these are) this article is for you.

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21 Feb 2019
What if every surface in your home or office could respond and morph throughout the day?
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What if every surface in your home or office could respond and morph throughout the day?

What if the future smart home were more than gadgets, wires, and flashing lights? What if instead, we used technology to make the existing spaces around us more beautiful?"

Source: www.fastcompany.com

You've no doubt seen or heard of lights that can change color throughout the day, but what about walls? lampshades? sofas? artwork? While the technologies and materials that make this possible are mostly found in laboratories today, you can bet they'll be coming to a home or office near you in the not-too-distant future.

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21 Feb 2019
In case you doubted it, new robust study proves small teams fuel radical innovation, but…
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In case you doubted it, new robust study proves small teams fuel radical innovation, but…

“Big teams take the current frontier and exploit it,” Evans says. “They wring the towel. They get that last ounce of possibility out of yesterday’s ideas, faster than anyone else. But small teams fuel the future, generating ideas that, if they succeed, will be the source of big-team development.”

Source: www.theatlantic.com

The researchers looked at more than 65 million scientific papers, patents, and software projects from the past six decades. They concluded that disruptive ideas overwhelmingly come from small teams. But here's the catch, when small teams are funded by large government funds, they lose their advantage and perform no better than large teams. 

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21 Feb 2019
Is Airbnb the next WeWork?
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Is Airbnb the next WeWork?

Redefine business travel for your team with Airbnb. Help your team always feel at home, at any price point, anywhere they go, whether for group trips, team off-sites or extended stays.

Source: www.airbnb.co.uk

Looks like Airbnb wants a piece of the workplace pie. Their new video features happy employees using Airbnb's for team off-sites and company retreats. 

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19 Feb 2019
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