Author Archives: T.Patrick Donnelly

Remote Working: A Work In Progress

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IBM, Yahoo, and Best Buy, among others, have felt the sting of criticism in recent years for requiring remote workers to come back to work full-time at company offices. Critics said these past innovators failed their teleworkers, who preferred the autonomy outside the office. Plus, research by organizations ranging from the London Business School to Gallup have suggested that […]

Thinking About Designing Your Workplace Around Millennials? Stop!

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Based on its research and experience, BHDP Architecture finds that the best way to think about Millennials and their impact on workplace design may be to think about them a lot less. A lot of ink has been spilled about Millennials, their “unique” characteristics, and how best to attract, engage, and support them in the […]

How to Design a Strategic Workplace

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Patrick Donnelly, design strategist at BHDP, discusses with  his role as a workplace design strategist at BHDP, emphasizing that any design of a company’s workplace must start with a deep understanding of the company’s culture so that it best reflects company’s goals and mission.   Understanding Workplace Strategy When a company embarks on a design […]

E.A.C.H O.P.

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At our house we don’t call ourselves “human beings”.  Instead we call ourselves “human becomings” because change and growth is so constant and ever present in our lives. When giving a talk recently to our regional conference for the American Institute of Architects, I shared how interesting our human reaction to change is to me…the […]

Leveraging the Power of Imagination

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein. Like Tim Brown from IDEO, we have found that it is more effective to initiate the act of design by taking design out of the hands of the designer and putting it in the hands of those most impacted by the design.  On a recent project we […]