Six Design Principles to Support Wellbeing

Six Design Principles to Support Wellbeing

Needs for collaboration, team building and individual focus are just a few reasons employees are heavily relying on their office to provide them with access to the people and tools they need to get work done.

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Workplace and Technology: The Integration Challenge

Workplace and Technology: The Integration Challenge

Today our clients experience the power of highly integrated workplace and technology solutions to meet their organizational objectives. Can corporate workplace ever achieve the efficiency, simplicity and responsiveness of the consumer experience at home? With thoughtful planning, clearly defined goals, and the right team – absolutely.

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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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Give Me a Break: Coffee Culture in the Workplace

The emergence of large coffee chains and increasing number of independent coffee shops has “disrupted the work experience and caused its own revolution in the workplace.” Fueled by WiFi and caffeine, creative potential thrives in physical environments that re-energize, inspire, and support a variety of work functions and styles.

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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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Digital Natives and the Workplace of the Future

A majority of people we currently define as millennials are already in the workforce, so why are some companies still puzzled by them? In 5 years, we will be working side by side with a new generation so it’s time to think beyond millennials and plan for the workforce of the future. 

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Five Ways to Create a More Productive Workplace

As organizations of all sizes strive to create greater productivity within their workplaces, many will inevitably turn to some of the obvious fixes—a shift in workloads, modification of staff levels and across-the-board cuts in overhead, just to name a few. Clearly, some of those steps may prove beneficial, if not downright necessary.

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Workplace as Fuel for Team Effectiveness and Innovation

Teamwork, the cooperative effort by members of a group to achieve a common goal, is paramount for organizations to innovate and create new methods, ideas, and products. The importance of team effectiveness and innovation is not a new conversation in business, as these ideas have been on leadership priority lists for decades. 

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EGD – More than just pictures on the wall.

Environmental Graphic Design, or EGD, has become an increasingly important part of the workplace.  As one of the four core services within our Visual Communications practice, major emphasis has been placed on this component of the workplace environment.

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