Austin Perspectives

Austin Perspectives

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!

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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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The Role of Dynamic Glazing in Driving Health, Wellness and Energy-Efficient Buildings

The Role of Dynamic Glazing in Driving Health, Wellness and Energy-Efficient Buildings

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.

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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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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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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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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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Innovation Labs: Enabling Large Corporations to Pivot Faster

Forward-thinking executives are looking for workplace solutions to turn the battleship, and find new ways of engaging with customers and building an innovation pipeline. In the past year, our strategy and design teams have led a number of engagements for Fortune 200 organizations that are considering internal incubators and labs as innovation engines. 

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