Category Archives: Thought Leadership

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.

Defining Privacy for the Future of Workspace Design

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In an article published on workdesign.com, our Brady Mick examines the issues facing future workspace design. As organizations engage more people for planning activities and solving problems, work lives are becoming more collaborative which is shortening the private thinking time for many workers.  Read more about the impact of privacy in design. Download our white paper to […]

Change Management: Thinking Outside the Box

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Has your organization failed to see the desired change using change management? If yes,  check out this article to learn how to make successful workplace transitions using “engagement” rather than “management.” Written by BHDP’s Brady Mick, it was originally published on January 27th in the design digital publication, Work Design Magazine. Mick is a thought leader […]

Safe Stores: Five Design Ideas to Help Customers Feel Safer

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Andrew McQuilkin, retail market leader at BHDP, discusses ways his team helps retailers design with shopper’s safety in mind by creating safe stores. During a recent European Department Store conference session on the global purchasing power of Chinese nationals, a fellow audience member—the president of a major department store—whispered to me: “No one’s talking about […]

Three Reasons Why Modeling & Simulation is a “Must” for Today’s Facility Planning and Design

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Michael Verdier and Sam Zhang of BHDP’s industrial team explain how modeling and simulation can analyze production bottlenecks and improve design outcomes.   With all of the bottom-line benefits today’s Modeling & Simulation (M&S) technology offers, why are so many companies continuing to plan and design facilities, such as manufacturing plants, through outdated approaches? Capital […]

Trends and Tensions in the Workplace Executive Roundtable Summary

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On Sept. 17, 2015, BHDP facilitated an Executive Roundtable titled “Trends and Tensions in the Workplace.” Leaders from across the corporate real estate industry met at Tangeman University Center in the heart of University of Cincinnati’s Clifton campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through ideation, data analysis and story-telling, the group unpacked workplace trends and tensions that […]

Interdisciplinary Spaces: Redefining Education, Encouraging Entrepreneurship

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Paul Orban, AIA, LEED AP, market leader for the higher education studio at BHDP, examines the purposes and benefits of “creative lab” spaces on college campuses that encourage collaboration across disciplines and lead to the generation of new ideas among faculty and students alike. Increased competition from online colleges is prompting many to question the […]

A Seat to Call “Home”—The Pros and Cons of Unassigned Seating in the Workplace

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Brady Mick, RA, MCR.w, Client Leader and Senior Workplace Strategist presented a webinar with Work Design Magazine on the benefits—and hurdles—to unassigned seating in the workplace. Brady continues the conversation by discussing three popular strategies for creating open seat-plans.   There are so many questions around taking the plunge to a 100 percent unassigned workplace, […]

Eric Kuhn of BHDP Presents at IRDC Conference

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Earlier this month, Eric Kuhn, Design Leader at BHDP, along with Katie Baron of Stylus and Steven Derwoed of Macy’s presented a panel discussion at the international IRDC Conference in Austin, Texas. The session, titled Consumer X, A Love Story, focused on the process by which consumers and retailers build meaningful and lasting relationships that […]

The Cry for Think Time

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As office landscapes become increasingly dominated by open floor plans, BHDP’s design strategist Brady Mick weighs in on how these collaborative environments may be taking away from valuable employee think time.   Over the last 10 years, the evolving nature of work and the demand for more collaboration in the workplace have produced a profound […]