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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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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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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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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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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