Dann Albright reports at MakeUseOf.com.
"You might think that the reams of analysis done on office space would have by now turned every workplace into a humming hive of engagement and productivity. Earlier this year, we even got an advance look at a research paper that outlined alternative design strategies to make workers happier."
"The good news is that businesses now have enough organizational experience with the idea of communication technology, that they are beginning to take ownership of its evolution. Here are a few of today’s business communication trends: . . ."
"These companies will guarantee that you’ll not only love walking into the office on Monday morning, but that you’ll want to keep coming back. With features like private rooftop gardens, Mario-themed meeting rooms, in-house coffee bars, and rooms designed for napping, these workplaces will give you serious office-envy." "The best part? They’re all hiring now." […]
Ben Bajarin (photo, left) covers the topic at Time.com.
According to Natalie Burg (photo, left), "Business doesn’t happen face to face as often as some would like. Instead, today’s communication depends on conference calls and emails chains that make it challenging to get to know your partners. It’s been a common lament among business people dissatisfied with the technology that has become the norm […]
"The savviest companies figured out long ago that a creative and colorful environment can make employees feel more energized and inspired at work," writes Maggie Zhang of BusinessInsider.com. "With the help of Glassdoor, online research, and company contacts, we compiled a list of 31 of the most interesting office spaces." Image – Peter Wurmli – […]
"Culled from Architizer's second annual A+ Awards, which are chosen by 300 experts and a popular vote, these are a handful of the most amazing office spaces in the world," writes Drake Baer in a piece at BusinessInsider.com. "They are spaces we'd love to work in — warehouses transformed into airy workrooms, newsrooms of the future, […]
"The need to connect with people who can’t see us was precisely the problem experienced by the early pioneers of radio. Radio was essentially a form of conference calling. The best radio announcers knew their audiences like friends and spoke to their audiences with charm, brought them close, and gave them a feeling of belonging. […]
"I said goodbye to my mouse last month. It was time to advance, I thought, to a higher plane of input, a trackpad that works like a tablet's screen. Instead of point and click, I'd swipe and flick," writes Geoffrey Fowler (photo, left). "A few weeks in, I was missing my mouse. . . ."
"While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning. Here's how the digital workplace will look this year." Photo – Dion Hinchcliffe is an expert in information technology, business strategy, and next-generation enterprises. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Dachis Group.
"Is brain work going the way of manual work?" Image credit – Brett Ryder, in the original Economist.com piece
"Through the years, we've watched technology grow like a child budding into adulthood: It starts out mostly crying and pooping, then crawling, gradually learning to walk, and finally able to run at a speed we all wish we could keep up with. We've seen technology fail, and we've seen it succeed. We've poked fun at […]