Category Archives: Perspectives

Behavioral Change from Hierarchical Systems

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How does the military win a war? History suggests it begins by identifying the “enemy,” with a focus on determining the location of its “leader.” After this, a vision can be defined, along with success criteria and mission strategies to deliver results. Yet, as recently described by Chris Fussell, at WorkTech’s NYC Conference, from his book, Team of Teams; these former rules have changed. Because the enemy is no longer hierarchal, fighting with past expectations does not achieve desired results.

What do “Creative People” do?

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By Brady Mick, Client Leader A recent book has gotten some main-stream attention in a business context connected to the current cries for innovation. After a 2014 Huffington Post article, the author teamed with an academic and cowrote, Wired to Create. While an interesting and easy read containing ideas intent on identifying creative people based […]

IRDC 2016 – Postscript

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Eric Kuhn, BHDP Retail design leader, reviews his time spent at IRDC 2016 in Montreal, Canada.   Goodness! I’ve just now attempted to decompress and digest all that was IRDC (International Retail Design Conference) 2016. In the aftermath of what was presented, discussed and debated, I’m so very pleased to have attended – and just […]

Evolve or Die – Eric Kuhn on the Importance of Change in Retail Environments

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Eric Kuhn, design leader at BHDP, examines the importance of not only facing, but embracing, change in order to survive in today’s uber-competitive retail climate.   Evolve or die: You could say that in many respects, all of humanity subscribes to this simple statement. And while the influences that inform our evolution are constantly changing, […]

Acing through ACE Mentor Program with Loren Brockway

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It’s a Tuesday evening at the end of March in Columbus, Ohio. The weather, unusually warm for this time of year, hints at the impending spring, and Loren Brockway, senior architect at BHDP Architecture is finishing up a days’ work.  He shuts down the computer, caps the pens and cleans the coffee mug; not quite […]

2016 Makers Mark(et)

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At BHDP, the desire to create extends long past the five o’clock bell. We go home to doodle and design; compose and capture. It’s these hobbies, interests and small businesses that prove our collective passion to think creatively and be bold. As part of our February campaign for ArtsWave and all things art-related in the Cincinnati […]

Building a Plant Stand from the Ground Up: A Project by Raine McMullen

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Raine, a third year interior design student at The Ohio State University and a BHDP co-op in our Columbus office, describes the process for a recent school project that culminated in the making of a uniquely fashioned plant stand. In the interview below, Raine provides an outline of her vision, the challenges she encountered and […]

Four Types of Change: A Response to Citigroup’s New Workplace Design

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Brady Mick, design strategist and client leader at BHDP, provides this response to an article published in the Wall Street Journal outlining Citigroup’s new office plan. In his response, Mick navigates the four types of change any company must embrace in order to successfully transition their workforce from a closed to open office environment.   […]

Seat taken? Finding a Place to Work in the Open Office

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Last week, we shared an article by BHDP Client Leader and Senior Workplace Strategist Brady Mick discussing the pros and cons of an entirely unassigned seat workplace. A reader responded with these inspiring questions: “Having always had a permanent seat at work, I’m curious how companies handle someone being at work and not finding a […]