Purpose of Place: Vitality in the Workplace

Guest Post by Monika Avery, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal and Interior Designer for The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM)

Several idioms come to mind when thinking of a valued workplace design today, but vitality is just so perfect as we race to remember and possibly redefine the workplace, its essence, and its purpose. A “vital” workplace may have, by definition of the word, the capacity for survival and for the continuation of a meaningful and purposeful existence.

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KPMG Report Says Remote Work Can Be Damaging

There is the convenience, ease and flexibility of remote work. And there is the isolation, lack of teamwork and damage to diversity and inclusion efforts that had been gaining traction. That’s the verdict of a number of studies including one by KPMG.

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5 Trends CRE Leaders Can Use to Reimagine a New Workplace Reality

From our “New Workplace Realities” Thought Leader Partner, Gensler

Guest post by, Janet Pogue McLaurin, Natalie Engels

This article was originally published on Gensler’s Dialogue Blog.

For many, work is no longer a binary choice between working from home or the office; it’s far more complex. Workers’ expectations have changed, and that’s shifting how and where people work. And with these changes, commercial real estate leaders are evaluating what’s best for their organizations to drive business performance, innovation, and employee engagement.

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Sherwin Williams Planning Massive Cleveland Headquarters

The city of Cleveland, Ohio has given final approvals to paint manufacturer Sherwin Williams for a one million-square-foot downtown headquarters. 

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Reintegrating with the Real World Post-Lockdown

Guest Post by Tamara White, Principal, Warren and Mahoney

Travel experiences and networking provide necessary inspiration to creative problem-solving industries, such as architecture. As human beings creating holistic solutions, we need stimuli beyond our screens.

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If You Can’t Always Take Work Home, Take Home to the Office

Here’s a look, thanks to dezeen, of several ways that offices are becoming more home-like in their design.

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The Office Holiday Party is Back. Is That a Good Thing?

For some people, all this virtual and remote work came with a silver lining: the in-person end-of-year holiday party would go the way of fax machines and shared coffee cups. But not so fast. 

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A Rational Approach to CRE Portfolio Rationalization

Guest post by Tom Stanford, Founder & CEO of Nuvolo Technologies

We’ve experienced a major shift in how, when, and where we get work done since the global pandemic began.

Many enterprises have been able to pivot quickly and make changes that ensure success in the short-term. But with remote work and hybrid schedules becoming permanent fixtures, it will be up to corporate real estate teams to figure out how to best utilize physical space in the years ahead.

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The New Office Environment is All About Customer Experience

Guest Post by Bob Clarke, Senior Vice President, Client Experience & Operations Support, ABM

There’s no doubt that corporate office environments have been forever changed by the pandemic. But the question is: how?

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How Spaces Optimized Office Layout with Sensor Technology

Guest Post by Pippa Boothman, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Disruptive Technologies

If you’ve ever driven across the Dutch A12, chances are you have not missed one of The Hague’s most beautiful buildings.

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How Younger Workers’ Preferences and Workstyles Will Define the Future Workplace

From our “New Workplace Realities” Thought Leader Partner, Gensler

Guest post by, Janet Pogue McLaurin

This article was originally published on Gensler’s Dialogue Blog.

As organizations solidify their return to office plans, there’s one critical segment of the workforce that shouldn’t be overlooked: younger workers. Over half of the U.S. professional workforce is now below the age of 45, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With Gen Z entering the workforce and Boomers retiring at a rate of 10,000 a day, the workforce is going through a fundamental shift. Add in the ‘Great Resignation’ — the idea that people are voluntarily leaving their jobs in search of better pay, more flexibility, and happiness in response to the pandemic — and it could shift even faster.

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Kentucky Becoming a Corporate Hotspot

Kentucky, who knew? Apparently many people in corporate real estate. According to a new post in The Lane Report, “Central Kentucky has a highly educated workforce, a culture of innovation and the infrastructure to support entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. Located at the crossroads of Interstates 75 and 64, the region is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population.”

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