This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on October 11, 2013

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Six Articles to Read this Weekend

Start-Up Chic Goes Corporate, as Couches Replace Desks
Small start-up tech companies have become known for renting tiny offices in expensive loft areas, and providing employees a less structured work space — often without even a traditional desk. But the casual work space has taken hold in corporate America, too, as employees shift between remotely communicating and maintaining a base at work … NY Times

The New Science of Who Sits Where at Work
Office workers are being treated to a new game: musical chairs. By shifting employees from desk to desk every few months, scattering those who do the same types of jobs and rethinking which departments to place side by side, companies say they can increase productivity and collaboration … Wall Street Journal

Why The Office Of The Future Has No Walls
The modern concept of work has seen some major shifts: how we do our jobs, what we call an office and where our colleagues are located to name a few. It’s changed so dramatically in fact, that it likely bears little resemblance to the landscape of a decade ago … PSFK

How Will Older Office Buildings Compete in the New Workplace?
Aging CBD Office Stock Face Dual Threat from Changing Tenant Needs, Competition from New, More Flexible Development. The CBDs of Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC built before 1980, the increasing age and relative inefficiency of these properties present big challenges and risks for owners and investors as businesses increasingly re-evaluate and re-engineer their office requirements to meet leaner 21st-century workplace needs … CoStar Group

7 Tips To Stay Motivated While Working From Home
How do focus on work when you can so easily make a snack, turn on the TV, or climb into bed? It’s a question a growing number of Americans are asking themselves as more shift to working from home. Gone are the traditional distractions of noisy coworkers, hovering bosses, and general office hubbub. The newest workday interruptions include the family dog, small children, and your own short attention span … Business Insider

Work & Life: Can Company Culture Go Too Far?
Culture has undeniably emerged as a potential contributor to organizational success. A healthy culture can impact a myriad of outcomes; directing behavior, encouraging cooperation and the ability to innovate. However, when does the content or strength of that culture become overpowering? … LinkedIn

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