This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on May 17, 2013

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6 Articles to Read this Weekend

The Transparent Office
While change itself has become business as usual for many organizations, managing it has not. Indeed, the fact that many companies don’t invest enough time, energy or resources in managing change is one big reason that, according to Harvard Business Review, 70% of change initiatives fail … The Drucker Institute

What Marissa Mayer Doesn’t (and Does) Get About White-Collar Work
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned her employees from working at home earlier this year, she sparked a culture war over How We Work Today. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home,” the head of Yahoo HR wrote in a memo. “We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.” … Wired.com

America in 2013
A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S. – in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos – will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service .. ULI.org

Your new office BFFs – younger colleagues
Many midlife professionals make the mistake of gravitating to office friends in their same age group and level of seniority, says Jaime Klein, founder of Inspire Human Resources in New York City. As the folks in your circle retire or move on, however, this can leave you without anyone in a position to help you. CNN Money

Welcome to the post-normal age of work
It’s a now-prevalent notion that companies can advance by simply adding a social layer on top of existing business processes, integrating social tools with existing functional tools such as ERP, CRM, and HR solutions. The idea goes that this will make companies more social and therefore more productive. That idea isn’t going to work … Gigaom

mono Designs for a Culture of Innovation
At mono, we believe that true innovation starts with transparency, simplicity, and collaboration. These beliefs guided the design of our new office. We have always believed that our space is one of the most important tools in creating a culture and mission focused on innovation. We designed our new space to protect our culture and values, and these values guided much of our new office design … Workspace Design Magazine

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