Work design and real estate professionals (along with everyone else) have fervently dissected the pandemic along with possible responses for corporate real estate post-COVID-19 and presumptive return to workplace scenarios over the last two months. Not surprisingly, questions beget questions. Practical recommendations have been delivered alongside fanciful gimmicks. It is tough to discern the difference, […]
Taking a holistic approach to design, construction, and operations leads to buildings that use fewer resources and are healthier for people and the planet.
As the coronavirus pandemic rages, smart updates and thoughtful safety measures focused on health and wellness will be needed to help people feel good about returning to work. The healthy building movement has changed the way facility managers evaluate their buildings, but the coronavirus pandemic is bound to change it even more. As people return […]
Data collection and space design can have a positive impact on culture, staff productivity, and employees’ overall perceptions of the company and workplace.
Stop thinking about millennials when designing your workplace. Here’s what to think about instead. By T. Patrick Donnelly Research shows flexible workplaces that follow a lifespan of your employees are more important. All too often, executives look at their office design and workplace environment with a narrow focus. Millennials. Millennials. Millennials. They will be the […]
By Brian Trainer Innovation is the lifeline of every growth strategy. So much has been written about the subject that broaching it is likely to elicit an apathetic response; e.g. “we’ve heard it all before.” Yet amid all the theories and philosophies espoused as keys to innovation, one that deserves more exploration is the space […]
How can companies align physical space, culture, and technology to deliver an employee experience for the digital age, with company values at the core and improved productivity as a result? One path is to transform the workplace. This makeover is not simple and requires a well-thought-out plan that considers corporate values, business strategy, and vision of […]
As the conversation about the employee experience balloons, the time has come to harness that hot air. Why not add a Chief Employee Experience Officer to give employees a voice? Who hasn’t been to a workshop, focus group, or executive seminar where someone proposes that CRE, IT, and HR should function like a three-legged stool? […]
Why we should design spaces that are upgradable and adaptable to match the ever-changing organization. Typically, organizations construct new or update space for their employees as a capital investment. While intended to serve the purpose for the long-term, the reality is as organizations evolve, the space remains stagnant. Then a decade or more later, funds […]
If our five senses determine how we perceive the world, brick-and-mortar businesses should plan experiential moments that leverage all the power of our senses to create a brand impression. This is where physical retail has the most significant advantage over online. And since there are millions of combinations, each retailer can deliver a brand promise that is memorable — an impression beyond location, quality, price, selection and service.