This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on April 5, 2013

7 Articles to Read this Weekend

4 Tips for Employee Collaboration & Creativity
It’s no secret that a visually stunning workplace design is a huge asset for winning business, wooing talent, and fostering the impression of success. But how can the design support the kind of spontaneous collaboration that, in turn, inspires creativity? … Workspace Design Magazine

When Working at Home Is Productive, and When It’s Not
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced a complete ban on working at home in late February, she sparked an uproar in the media, not to mention in the halls of Yahoo itself. The ban goes into effect in June and impacts everyone, including employees who had previous agreements with the company allowing flexible work arrangements … Knowledge@Wharton

IFMA: Nurseries and other workplace amenities growing in popularity
Many facilities managers have experienced changes in their facilities in recent years as on-site amenities have grown more common along with more collaborative workspaces and related trends … FMLink

Inside Apple’s Plans for Its Futuristic, $5 Billion Headquarters
At what turned out to be his last public appearance, Steve Jobs stood before the Cupertino City Council on June 7, 2011, to present plans for a new corporate campus for Apple. Scarecrow thin but forceful as ever, Jobs displayed several renderings of a headquarters intended to accommodate more than 12,000 employees in a single, circular building … Businesweek

What I Learned While at 42Floors
Yesterday, I wrapped up a one-month consulting position with San Francisco-based 42Floors.com. As a tenant rep advisor that’s passionate about commercial real estate and technology, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team and get a feel for what it’s like to work within a fast paced startup in the midst of SoMa’s exciting technology boom … The Tenant Advocate

Who’s Afraid of Social Media? Growing Increasingly Comfortable, Sophisticated Using Online Networks
It hasn’t taken commercial real estate practitioners long to shrug off their aversions to “social media” platforms. In fact, over the course of the past year, they’ve quickly moved beyond the basics of the “social” aspect of the term to the more leading-edge – and more nuanced – “media” aspect that includes real time information sharing across multiple platforms to multiple audiences … CoStar Group

Top Salespeople Use LinkedIn to Sell More
I recently interviewed 54 top salespeople about how they use LinkedIn to research accounts, prospect for leads, and generate sales. All of the study participants sell technology-based products to the IT departments of mid to large size companies … Harvard Business Review

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