Insightful + Perceptive Content from Thought-leaders at PDR
The tchotchkes on your desk aren’t clutter. The photos of your dog are important. Maybe you don’t need so many photos of your dog, but the purpose they serve is critical to how you work.
What is it about certain environments that leave us so drained? My answer is this: poor control of privacy.
At times the fast-paced life and ever-changing environments have made it a challenge to be able to adapt on a dime, but having an empathetic manager can make a huge difference.
Our invitation only 5th Annual Perspectives event will dive into multiple topics relating to creativity in the workplace and artificial intelligence.
If you look back 10 years, would you have imagined where technology is today? Technology has incredible potential and with its rapid change, it can be a challenge to keep up.
Part 5: Open office is the not-so-new normal for office planning, whether it is embraced or not. Does the open office feel too open? Here are some solutions instead of your typical cubical.
Part 4: Imagine a modular office that can transform to meet your exact work space needs; that is user reconfigurability.
Part 3: Shifting how we work also means shifting where we work, and what tools we use to work. Ancillary furniture, or less formal seating, has acquired some other purposes more than just lounging. Now more than ever you’ll want to ditch that uncomfortable work chair!
Part 2 of the 5-Part blog series coming at you this week! Artificial intelligence, a constant stream of instantaneous information and ever-changing roles in the workplace, can set one’s head into a tailspin. But scientists have found that a more relaxed brain is a creative brain.
Due to artificial intelligence influence in the workplace, companies are now looking for employees with this one skill. Check out the Intro and Part 1 of the 5-Part blog series coming this week!
There is a common dialogue that occurs between people that work in a client-based, corporate environment:
“Hi! Good to see you!”
“Great to see you, too. How are things?”
One might think the selection of a shade of green would have little to no impact to the overall experience of a space, but studies have shown that our moods and behaviors can be influenced by strategically selected hues.
Is the 8 – 5 work schedule just a habit that no longer applies to all companies? Can employers offer flexible hours as the norm and better yet, can that initiative also make a big difference to help alleviate traffic in our city?
This year’s event focused on the value of an Enterprise Workplace Strategy as the framework for workplace decision making. Through 40+ years of research and working inside organizations, PDR found a pattern with leadership initiatives targeting specific challenges or imperatives. Here are the key takeaways.
Your boss tasks you with the distinct honor of finding, designing and building your company’s next office. The only problem is, you’ve never done this before, and you don’t have an internal real estate department to lean on. Consider the following an Office Project 101 course on the very basics of understanding the process of a typical project at PDR.
Austin Perspectives is an invitation-only gathering that brings together thought-leaders in our community for an interactive discussion. This year, our focus is on the value of an Enterprise Workplace Strategy and how it leverages the power of place, process and culture to achieve business objectives. Watch here to learn more!
Last year, her message was to prepare for a future that looks very different than the past. So, how’d you do? Did you move your organization forward? Are you well positioned for future success? Have you shed the baggage and empowered your people to do the work they know they are capable of doing? If not, hear why our CEO is saying, “It’s time to let go and get on with it!”
Let’s use the refreshed optimism of the new year and awareness of the power of place to define and address the open office.
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? One of the trending questions companies are asking themselves is whether they should be a pet-friendly employer.
While cloud computing has changed some employee workflows, newer technologies aimed at streaming video games are about to have a huge impact on business technology models.
You may be the most sought-after Subject Matter Expert in your field, but if a client has placed an invisible barrier between consultant's advice and the process actions implemented, the project will ultimately stagnate.
Modularity is a concept that--in its most complete and effective application--covers not just a notion of space planning, but also applies to all the various systems of a workplace
A vision is a stated or implicit philosophy. Visioning is a process organizations use to discover or arrive at a vision, a way to answer these questions: What do we value? Why are we doing what we do? Where do we want to be in 30 years?
Houston Perspectives is PDR’s annual event that is an invitational gathering to bring together leaders of innovation in our community and beyond. PDR facilitated Perspectives in our Houston studio, and invited 3 leaders to present their perspective on innovation in their industry.
Think about the building where you go to work every day. Are you inspired when you walk in the front door? Are you enticed to explore or investigate? Is there a place to stop and spend time with a friend or colleague? If pressed, could you even describe what the space looks like? If any of these questions left you wondering, your building may have Dead Lobby Syndrome.
Urban legend has it that if you say, ‘performance appraisal’ three times in a row, your employees will all run screaming, but we can change that.
While certifying your space through the WELL Building program can be one step a company can take, there are ways to incorporate wellness into a project without getting a plaque on the wall.
Watch innovation unfold inside of PDR as Workplace Strategist, Holly Henry, leads a studio-wide ideation session to collectively solve business challenges.
Learn what your work environment is visually communicating. Through observation and understanding, you can determine the actions that will bring beneficial changes.