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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COVID Rates in Germany Prompting Greater Scrutiny of the Workplace

Business leaders in Germany are calling for the “3G” rule to regulate who can enter the workplace, due to an increase in COVID cases in the country, according to TheLocal.

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The New Workplace Reality: Impact on People, Spaces and Places

Guest Post by Stefan Schwab, CEO of Comfy | Enlighted

Consensus among company leadership is clear: hybrid working is a critical tool for maximizing business productivity while navigating the unparalleled amount of change and uncertainty in the last year.

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The Need for Technology in a Future of Hybrid Work

Guest Post by Sanziana Bona, Content Marketing Specialist, Yardi

Technology has been a leading force for many businesses in the last few years. From streamlined work processes to significantly improving the usage of time and resources, technology adoption has proved to be essential not only for companies but also for employees.

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Saudi Arabia Open to New Companies

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had licensed 44 international companies to set up regional headquarters in the capital Riyadh under the kingdom’s push to become a regional commercial hub and vie for foreign capital and talent, according to Reuters.

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Maryland is the Choice

Maryland-based Choice Hotels, whose brands include Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and EconoLodge is building a new corporate headquarters, still committed to Maryland and with several modern workplace amenities. 

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Here’s Why Employees at Top-Performing Companies Need the Office

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

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

Guest post by, Janet Pogue McLaurin

In Gensler’s global workplace surveys over the last year, “working in-person with my team/colleagues” was ranked the number one reason to come to the office. That’s still true, but it’s far more nuanced than that. Our latest research reveals that top performing companies value the office for more than just collaboration. We uncovered a wide range of work activities people prefer to do in the office — both individual work and working with others.

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Rethinking Workplace Post COVID-19

Guest Post by Scott Vieth, AIA, Principal and Senior Project Designer with Design Collective

For thousands of years, humans have looked to physical space to treat sickness and promote health.

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Bloomberg: Corporate Headquarters Will Still Gravitate to Downtowns

When it comes to corporate headquarters, don’t count out big cities and downtowns just yet, says a new post from Bloomberg.

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WeWork Goes Public

Once beleaguered WeWork, which had revolutionized the pre-pandemic workplace by mainstreaming co-working, is now publicly traded, according to CNBC

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Okta’s San Francisco HQ: Dynamic Work

Okta is a US-based tech company founded in 2009 that built a trusted platform to secure organisations’ customer and workforce identities. To support its vision, Okta places great emphasis on workplace strategy and its impact on corporate culture and employee satisfaction.

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