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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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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Arrested in Paris

Arrested in Paris

For 40 years we have traveled across time zones and cultures in pursuit of universal design patterns. Through our journey to design compelling places of work, live and play we have completed projects in over 30 countries, and always, we begin and end our quests in our home studio. Here are a few.

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Vinyl Ownership and Streaming Membership - What it Means for Workplace

Vinyl Ownership and Streaming Membership - What it Means for Workplace

In 2014 vinyl album sales reached their highest number recorded since the industry started monitoring LP sales in the early nineties. That same year, music streaming services saw an increase of 54 percent (wsj.com). In the years since, both of those markets continue to grow. But what does this mean for Workplace?

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Perspectives 2016: Collegiate to Corporate Student Survey

Perspectives 2016: Collegiate to Corporate Student Survey

As a part of PDR’s research for the event, PDR deployed its Perspectives 2016 Student Survey to gather data to inform the design of workplaces that enable our next generation of problem solvers.

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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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Perspectives 2016

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PDR will host our annual Perspectives Forum on August 31st and September 1st 2016. Perspectives is an invitational gathering, curated to exchange ideas about the future of workplace strategy, and this year’s topic is Collegiate To Corporate: Workplace insights from learning environments. 

What can successful universities teach corporations about co-creation, technology, autonomy, flexibility, and responsibility?  How will we best enable our next generation of problem solvers? PDR’s Workplace Performance Practice, a workplace strategy thought leader, is excited to provide a platform that expands the collective knowledge of leaders focused on workplace performance and encourages them to implement their insight and experiences.