This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on September 28, 2013

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6 Articles to Read this Weekend

The slow death of the private office
So much for having your own little corner at work. For two decades, companies have been shifting to open workspace designs and eliminating dedicated offices in a twin effort to reduce real estate costs and encourage collaboration between colleagues … Fortune Management

GSA encourages mobility to reduce real estate needs
The General Services Administration wants to reduce office space and increase energy efficiency across the federal government by encouraging agencies to embrace a more mobile workforce …FCW

The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy
New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash … The Atlantic

Rethinking the Decision Factory
Companies everywhere struggle with the management of knowledge workers. They compete fiercely to find and retain the best talent, often accumulating thousands of managers in the process. For a while this is fine, but inevitably, usually when economic conditions turn less favorable, they realize that these expensive workers … Harvard Business Review

America’s Fastest-Growing Counties: The ‘Burbs Are Back
For nearly a half century, the death of suburbs and exurbs has been prophesied by pundits, urban real-estate interests and their media allies, and they ratcheted up the volume … Newgeography.com

The Genius Of Twitter: A Paean
Now that Twitter is officially on track to IPO it’s being lavished with praise, which irks me. The implication is that an IPO is somehow a culmination and a triumph, whereas to me it’s pretty much a meaningless business-space phase change … TechCrunch

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