Work has changed. Teams and their leaders have tried to keep up. The way organizations form and manage teams in the future will provide the foundation for high-performing teams. The issue is important because working in teams is no longer an option: business complexity relies on new levels of expertise and interdependence upon individuals’ strengths […]
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 […]
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 […]
The corporate journey to wellness faces challenges of multiple siloed stakeholders, complexity of options, C-suite disengagement and employee resistance.
Brady Mick, Samantha Delabar, and Meredith Payne of BHDP Architecture discuss how design strategists and business leaders must learn to effectively work together to transform workplace design. For the past half century, design often referred to an individual who asked a few questions about a problem, went away for a period of time, and returned […]
Historically, the library has been the central information resource and academic heart for scholarly activity on college campuses. In that capacity, it is considered a valuable academic asset. Yet, due in large part to the digital revolution, the library’s role has shifted to accommodate the needs of today’s learners. In the process, some campus libraries […]
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 […]
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 The astounding rate of change and complexity in the marketplace in the beginning of the 21stcentury precipitated a shift toward barrier-free workplace design. Many business leaders believed that collaboration, fostered by open-plan workspaces, would stimulate the innovation required to meet the needs of the changing marketplace. However, […]