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 three take-aways from this year’s conference. 

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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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Change Management: Aligning People and Place for Performance

Change Management: Aligning People and Place for Performance

Organizations interested in staying ahead of the curve are seeking transformative change. How can design innovation continue at its rapid pace without leaving end users behind?

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Leading from the Middle

Leading from the Middle

As middle managers become more successful in their roles, they become the person to whom their colleagues look for in advice, mentorship and guidance. They become the “elected leaders”. These are the leaders that have a following of people, respect from upper management and self-pride. The unsung hero is the employee leading from the middle.

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Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Talent

Similar to marketing, knowing your target audience’s values surpasses demographics. What captures their attention, motivates them to action, and drives their loyalty? Displaying that your company actively supports individual employee values is key in attracting and retaining the next generation of talent. 

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5 Powerful Ways to Become a Better Listener

In today’s fast-paced, technology-saturated corporate environment, listening is at a premium.  Throughout our busy workdays, we find every possible opportunity to multi-task – we bring laptops to meetings to finish deliverables, use the mute button to hold side conversations on conference calls, and compulsively check our phones at all hours to stay connected.

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