Front End of Innovation Conference

Front End of Innovation Conference

Innovation is a business necessity. The market is begging for workplace design that results in better, faster ideas. This year’s Front End of Innovation Conference offered a place for PDR to share workplace design solutions with other organizations. Watch as Workplace Strategist, Holly Henry, shares her 3 take-aways from this year’s conference. 

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The Role of Dynamic Glazing in Driving Health, Wellness and Energy-Efficient Buildings

The Role of Dynamic Glazing in Driving Health, Wellness and Energy-Efficient Buildings

When an estimated 90 percent of our lives are spent indoors, and 40 to 50 hours are spent in the office weekly, human productivity and comfort are brought to the forefront. A simple window can have a huge impact on how we work.

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18 Hacks from 6 Expert Hackers - Austin 2018 Perspectives

18 Hacks from 6 Expert Hackers - Austin 2018 Perspectives

8HX brought together a panel of six expert “hackers” who traffic in Cultural Capital. Each of our guests revealed how they are actively reprogramming the realms of Hospitality, Social Impact, Brand Identity, Data Science, Real Estate and Workplace Design.

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Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Leadership Skill

Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Leadership Skill

Intelligence quotient (IQ) has traditionally been the most important marker of intellect. However, as an employer, if that is all you are thinking of then you are missing a key indicator.  

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It's all about the coffee

PDR designed the ExxonMobil Campus work environment to support collaboration and accelerate innovation. At the heart of this design is the Town Center. The Town Centers are destinations, distributed vertically on alternating floors. While that seems inconvenient the reality is that productive collisions and interactions are experienced during each visit. Each Town Center serves 400 employees and is never more than a minute away. In addition to traditional amenities and refreshments, a variety of seating options encourage employees to use the Town Center as an extension of their workspace. It is a hub of activity by default and design.

More coffee shop than coffee bar, its collaborative spaces, refreshments, and centralized location draw people together, spurring innovation and strengthening community spirit.  

Beyond the Demand: The New Worker, The New Work, The New Product

Beyond the Demand: The New Worker, The New Work, The New Product

The workplace has been in a state of change ever since there has been a place where people meet, together, to do work. So what makes today any different from previous moments of critical change? 

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