This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on June 8, 2012

Six Articles to Read this Weekend

Millennial workers don’t care about the size of their desks or offices
Technology, the urge to go green, telecommuting and a generation of workers who grew up with smartphones in their hands and computers in their laps are revamping the work culture. A little side note is that I was quoted in this article… USA Today

Workplace Configuration
The workplace has undergone monumental changes in the past century. How office design affects employee morale and productivity… Facility Management Journal

How Co-Working Office Design Will Change The Future Of Work
After analysis of hundreds of data points collected around the evolution of work and collaboration, the PSFK Consulting Team noticed that businesses are embracing a more communal approach to office design as a way to cater to the shift toward mobile work styles and to encourage greater workplace transparency… psfk

The explosion of secure devices and safe cloud computing fuels new work models
There’s no question about it — everybody’s exiting the office. With the explosion of mobile operating systems from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, the ubiquitous availability of strong wi-fi connectivity, and sophisticated new security tools, it’s easy to grab your laptop (or tablet, or smartphone) and hit the road…

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012
The Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. have released the results of the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey — and the responses point to a stronger commercial real estate outlook for the remainder of 2012… Urban Land Institute

The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts
After years of neglect, decline, and abandonment, downtowns across the United States are poised to come back—and not just as redoubts for hipsters, artisanal food, indie music, and trendy boutiques, but as major shopping destinations… The Atlantic

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