Category Archives: Perspectives

Remote Working: A Work In Progress

Posted on by

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 […]

Right Responses: What construction managers need to know about working with women architects

Posted on by

Women architects understand the challenges associated with their profession, but what makes it worse are the biases they encounter from a male-dominated discipline. While times are changing, women in architecture and construction have had to overcome reservations that their gender might in some way limit their knowledge, competence, expertise and creativity. The challenges women in […]

What Do Students Need In A Campus Library? Just Ask Them.

Posted on by

To understand further how students are using their libraries, a Cincinnati architecture firm surveyed more than 20 of these higher education facilities. The college library’s exterior might be majestic and ivy covered and appear to be a solemn place where words of wisdom literally are etched in stone. But inside, it’s a different story. Rather […]

Where Might Artificial Intelligence be Leading Us?

Posted on by

Diana Rhoten, Managing Director at IDEO, spoke at WorkTech New York recently on Artificial Intelligence. In her talk, she suggested, “The rise of new social behaviors being stimulated by the gig economy and the emergence of advanced technologies like AI are changing work.” Within her perspective was the mention of the possibility of a work-free […]

Behavioral Change from Hierarchical Systems

Posted on by

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?

Posted on by

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

Posted on by

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

Posted on by

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, […]