This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on March 1, 2013

5 Articles to Read this Weekend

Designing for “In the Office” v. “Work Wherever”
Most organizations are wrestling with how to improve their office space and the increasing variety of design options. How to provide optimal space — and how to increase the performance of staff – are common challenges. But the amount of information for the typical office administrator can be confusing. After all, as we learn more and become smarter about the workplace, we begin to see different perspectives that often conflict. They’re not just tough to integrate into an organization’s culture, but they can seem unpredictable and un-measurable.Yet two distinct schools of thought seem to define today’s office design approaches … Workspace Design Magazine

Why Passing on the Remote Is Good for Yahoo!
With the hullabaloo surrounding Yahoo’s leaked memo summoning all remote workers back to the office, it’s clear that the subject of mobility, as we design professionals call it, has touched a modern workplace nerve. We all like to think that we can work anywhere at any time. Tablets, smart phones, and The Cloud have delivered the promise of freedom from being tethered to any specific location. Work isn’t a place, after all. It’s a thing you do wherever and whenever you want … The Huffington Post

Why Your Office Will Disappear
If you’re like most people, you work in a high-rise building alongside colleagues who, much of the time, are away from their seats in meetings, at lunch or traveling for business.Get ready for drastic change. A global recession, emerging sharing economy and more buy in to climate change are each pointing boardrooms toward efficiency … Forbes

Social and mobile are driving a cultural shift that organisations can’t ignore
Mobile and social are bringing a dramatic cultural shift to the enterprise. The combination of mobile technology and social capabilities creates novel dynamics that have never before been possible. They are reshaping the way we work, live and play … the guardian

America’s Growth Corridors: The Key to a National Revival
These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt … New Geography

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