This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on March 10, 2013

5 Articles to Read this Weekend

Engaging Workspace with Technology
The all-encompassing use of technology in today’s office is driving more mobile, social, collaborative—and less predictable—patterns of work. Organizations recognize that technology is central to work effectiveness. Employees must be able to easily interact with their technology tools in order to collaborate, share information and adapt to changing work and business needs … Knoll

Nearly One in 10 Employees Works From Home
About one in 10 workers toils at least partly from home now, an emerging trend that could boost the productivity of the entire economy. U.S. Census Bureau said in a report Tuesday that some 13 million people, or 9.4% of the working population in 2010, worked at least one day at home per week, compared with just 9.2 million people in 1997, when 7% worked at least partly from home … Wall Street Journal

To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute: 4 Tips to Help You (and Yahoo!) Decide
Marissa Mayer’s decision requiring Yahoo! employees to work in the office each day has sparked intense response: expressions of support, varying levels of empathy, and many reactions of distaste for a one-size-fits-all decision about where and when individuals do their best work. In my experience as a business and workplace consultant, this debate evokes emotion from leaders in many organizations … ideas+buildings

Is There Life After Work?
AT an office party in 2005, one of my colleagues asked my then husband what I did on weekends. She knew me as someone with great intensity and energy. “Does she kayak, go rock climbing and then run a half marathon?” she joked. No, he answered simply, “she sleeps.” And that was true. When I wasn’t catching up on work, I spent my weekends recharging my batteries for the coming week … NY Times

Silicon Valley architecture about to blossom
For all the technological breakthroughs it has produced, Silicon Valley is essentially an architectural wasteland. Rather than complementing the lush rolling hills to the west and the expansive San Francisco Bay to the east, this high-tech hub has produced an unending line of dreary office parks full of two-story, cubicle-lined buildings whose main visual goal is to escape notice … SFGate

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