8 Articles to Read this Weekend

by CoyDavidson on January 20, 2012

Why You Need a Commercial Realtor
We thought we’d save money by acting as our own leasing agent. That’s how we learned–the hard way–what realtors really do … Inc.com

Recaps Surge for Office Buildings
Some of the nation’s biggest real-estate investors took stakes in major office properties in 2011, a year that registered a record amount of recapitalizations for that sector … Wall Street Journal

The Rise of the New Groupthink
SOLITUDE is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in … NY Times

Collaborative Workspaces: Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be
So has anyone stopped to consider if collaboration is all it’s cracked up to be? Or that the innovation/disruption/creativity it’s supposed to give birth to might be a little harder to “program” (in architect’s parlance) than many had assumed? … The Atlantic Cities

Taking Charge of Tomorrow
I have contributed my fair share of prognostications over the years, but this time I want to focus more on why “future-proofing” your workplace strategy is so important. I have been doing a lot of thinking recently about how people think and talk about the future, and what the role of workplace professionals is in preparing their organizations for tomorrow … Workspace Design Magazine

Making Mobility Stick
Many organizations are adopting and implementing different kinds of workplace mobility programs, ranging from work-from-home arrangements targeted at certain populations to enterprise wide alternative workplace strategies that embrace various degrees of flexibility and mobility … CoreNet

15 Coolest Offices In Tech
We’ve toured hundreds of tech companies; some offices are much cooler than others. From hammocks and slides to tree houses, these 15 tech companies opened their doors to us and blew us away … Business Insider

What Drives Customer Loyalty Now?
If you think customer loyalty is driven by personal relationships or because of your hard work, then not only are you wrong–but you’re putting your revenue at risk. It’s time to put away the golf clubs and pull out Google Reader: Sales are no longer just about personal relationships … Inc.com

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