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Are you tasked with measuring workplace culture, morale, stress, productivity, wellbeing and more? This month we’ll have articles on what matters most along with an index of tools to help you get the information you need.
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The Amenity Driven Workplace
As the workplace has evolved over the past few years, office space has moved beyond the cubicle and the assigned space with a door, a desk, and a landline phone. Savvy employers are understanding that place is just as important as compensation in luring new talent into the fold. Landlords are seeing that in order to compete in the marketplace, they need to offer more than a basic lobby, a deli, and functional elevators. Looking beyond the here and now of tenant and landlord views of how well designed amenities are a critical component of workplace design – we want to know how business leaders are approaching this factor in planning for their new and existing portfolios.
Working Outside of the Box
By now, the importance and benefits of biophilia in the workplace is clear. We want to know (and see) how today’s offices are incorporating outdoor spaces into the daily work day. What new and creative ways are workplaces bringing the outdoors in? What benefits that this brings to employees and business owners?
NeoCon + NeoCon Theme
June is always a big month for the furniture industry. NeoCon has always been the magnet that draws thousands of people to Chicago. What kind of events are planned for this year? What about the influx of furniture showrooms to the Fulton Market district and how people will navigate between multiple locations? What will be the hot topics for discussion? What are the most innovative products? Our writing team will scope out the schedule and venues to help plan your NeoCon experience.
The coworking industry has unfolded over the past 10 years and has now turned into a booming trend throughout global society. Reports say coworking could boost U.S. economy by $4.2 trillion annually by 2030. What do you think is causing this? What did everyone else miss? Why was that market so under-served? What is going to happen if the economy tanks? How is this trend disrupting CRE?
Around the World in Projects
This month, we will take our readers around the world with a variety of project profiles. How does workplace design differ from country to country? What can our readers takeaway from these projects and incorporate into their own?
Many of the thought leaders in our industry come from the major manufacturers with large and innovative R&D teams. Many of the most creative product introductions come from smaller manufacturers seeking to distinguish their products from the larger pack. Did you ever wonder how a product goes from idea, to concept to deliverable? We do all the time and are looking out for the stories behind the products that will hit the market soon.
What are the key factors driving today’s and tomorrow’s designs? Sustainable materials? Who is pushing the envelope for material innovation? Textiles/ Flooring/ Seating/ Desking? Block Chain? Tariffs? Work Styles? Fast Fashion? Working Outdoors? Let’s find out more about the process behind the great designs we see for workplace design.
Making changes in the workplace can be very stressful for employees. How can change management experts keep the drama to a minimum and plan for the inevitable ups and downs?
Thinking about the following quotes, is there a great story about a project where a change management plan led to a successful transition from an old style of working to a new workplace design?
“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!” —Peter Senge
“People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” —Charles F. Kettering
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” —Deepak Chopra
Celebration of Brand and Culture
Let’s talk about user experience and how that is one of the biggest issues in workplace design and planning.
- How does space reflect brand and culture?
- Do you have a project that exhibits how companies can use their workspace as a tool help create and enhance their corporate culture?
- What are “experiential graphics” and how do you integrate them into the workplace?
The Global Workplace & Modern Trends + 2021 Trends
Insights from workplace industry experts from around the world + forecasts of emerging themes and trends for 2021.
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