Designing Your Company's Next Office

Designing Your Company's Next Office

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.

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Dead Lobby Syndrome: An Affliction Only Experience Can Cure

Dead Lobby Syndrome: An Affliction Only Experience Can Cure

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.

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Applying Urban Design Principles to Interior Public Spaces

Applying Urban Design Principles to Interior Public Spaces

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.