This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on September 21, 2012

Six Articles to Read this Weekend

The Rise of Telework and What it Means
In the United States, telecommuting is on the clear increase. Data from the American Community Survey estimate that the working at home population grew 61% between 2005 and 2009 … NewGeography

Why a Flexible Workplace Makes Sense
Workplace flexibility programs are becoming common in most major corporations. The reason why these programs are so effective is because we live in a global economy, where employers are hiring from around the world to fill positions and employees want a less restricted workplace … American Express Open Forum

CoWhat? Workspace Design Models, Part 1
The singular concept of coworking today doesn’t define every shared-work environment today. And although the traditional business center model is evolving to incorporate coworking elements, it’s typically based on flexible arrangements for occupancy … Workspace Design Magazine

The State of Social Media at Work In One Quick Infographic
After surveying over 300 professionals, technology service provider Appirio determined that most people are far more social personally than they are at work … Forbes

Avoiding the data centre property trap
As more enterprises take space in data centres, IT executives should examine property and lease contracts carefully to avoid security, power and data sovereignty issue … Computerworld

Bucking Historical Trends, Bank Branches Disappearing Rapidly
Elevated cost structures, new technology and changing customer preferences are all contributing to a fundamental re-assessment of branch banking operations and investment by U.S. financial institutions … CoStar Group

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