This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on March 3, 2014

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What it Takes to Move a Law Firm, Part I
The decision to relocate isn’t easy – especially for a law firm. Moving to a new environment dramatically alters the status quo, affecting everything from attorney commute times to the ability to attract and retain top talent. In the process, a firm must weigh economics, efficiency, and aesthetics, and ultimately, the relationship of all three to how the firm serves clients … WorkDesign Magazine

Kirksey VP: Stay away from trendy office design
Like the mile-high bangs that were once popular in the ’80s, some of the elements in your office may be dating you and your business. That’s why it’s important to incorporate timeless elements into your design plans, said Brian Malarkey, executive vice president of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture … Houston Business Journal

The Top 5 Opportunities in Your Supply Chain
Over the past few years, manufacturing organizations have been faced with challenges to their supply chains including weather related calamities, higher customer expectations and dealing with an expanding global market to name a few. Therefore, companies need to be able to identify improvement areas within their operations that allow them to remain competitive and adapt to changes in the marketplace … Supply Chain 24/7

Study: Open Offices Are Making Us All Sick
Another reason not to like open-plan offices: they could be making people sick. A recent study published in the journal Ergonomics found that workers who share open spaces with multiple colleagues are more likely to take short-term sick leaves than those who enjoy the privacy of their own office … Wall Street Journal

Declaring Independence: The Freelance Revolution
Although freelancers and independent contractors have existed for countless generations, the rise of cloud computing has made doing independent work from home that much simpler. A recent study conducted by Accenture estimates that between 20 and 33% of the U.S. workforce is made up of freelancers … Docstoc

Content Is King And The Corporate Website Is Dead
According to some trend watchers, a little research, and a few live examples, the corporate website as we know it may be ready for some disruptive evolution. Corporate website visits for most large brands are declining. Your best content is lost among too much product promotion. And more attention is being stolen away by more progressive brands who have started acting like publishers and displaying content that your customers actually want to consume … Forbes

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