This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on September 14, 2012

Seven Articles to Read this Weekend

The Next Big Question Facing Cities: Will Millennials Stay?
City populations have rebounded in the past two decades as people who like city habitats have grown in numbers and in their share of the population. Mostly these are the Millennials – adults roughly 20 to 34-years-old, also known as Generation Y or the Echo Boom – who have delayed childbearing, marriage, and even household formation because of a combination of changing culture and economic necessity … The Atlantic Cities

How Millennials Work Differently From Everyone Else
As more and more millennial workers assume management positions, you may notice changes in the nature of the workplace. Why? Because there are distinct differences between the work styles, expectations, and career perspectives of younger and older workers … Forbes

Study: remote workers more productive than office staff
The general thought surrounding people who work at home is that while they say they’re working, they’re really just playing Angry Birds.  However, an investment firm comparison of who is more engaged, people who work in the office or people who work remotely showed that team members who worked remotely were more involved and committed … AG Beat

The Future of Work: the Office of 2112
What are the societal, technological, and other influences will shape the office in five, 10, and 20 years (and beyond). In the past century, the workplace evolved from rows of desks in a single room to innovative solutions for collaborating across the digital space … Steelcase

CRE Fundamentals in Energy Markets Are Outperforming All Others
Technology is not alone in its preeminence among economic sectors. Energy firms are also performing well despite the economic gloom that pervades much of the country. An analysis of energy-centric metros confirms that, much like multifamily and office buildings in tech-oriented metros, property fundamentals are benefitting from the influence of local energy firms … National Real Estate Investor

Every Job We Created and Lost in the Last 5 Years—in 2 Graphs
The Great Recession hit rock bottom in February 2010. If you compare jobs lost two years before the trough with 30 months after the trough, you’ll find only three large sectors have made up their losses … The Atlantic

The Big Data Battleground: Analyzing the Big Picture
The interchange of information and data continues to rise. Large organizations are now working with more customers and end-users that all have data-related requirements. As data growth has continued to rise, many IT environments are being challenged by the scale of their datasets … Data Center Knowledge

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