Insightful + Perceptive Content from Thought-leaders at PDR
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.
A typical worker goes to work from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. We typically spend around 260 days out of a year at work. So, why do we spend that much time working?
We design for the purpose of fulfilling the Human Experience. Watch Laura Beth, a Designer at PDR, uncover what was seen at NeoCon 2018.
Employees should be defined by their work and not their technology. Computers have defined our work since the 4004 Intel chip was first released in 1971, but it is time to change.
Urban planners have known for a long time that creating an active and vibrant public space for a city will attract people. The same people are creating a demand for an extension of that public realm into their office buildings.
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 three take-aways from this year’s conference.
Everybody should be rethinking everything about the way things are done.
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.
Now more than ever, people are looking to live, work and play in the same vicinity. Developers and employers have incentives for investing in urban amenities that can profit not just them, but the community as a whole.
Modularity is the key to matching up a compelling workplace experience with architecture to respond to the changing and often unknown future business needs.
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.