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The elements of great workplace design
ISS Service Futures
A quick search on Google shows a combined global monthly total of over 50,000 searches involving the combination of terms "office," "interior," and "design ideas." Businesses and organizations all over the world are requiring not only a great workplace that can emphasize the brand values of the organization, but also one that maintains a primary objective to provide as a productive environment for its employees.
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Hospital design that speaks to young caregivers
Healthcare Design
What happens when the millennial becomes a caregiver and health care decision-maker for hospitalized family members? IIDA Member, Christine Devens, IIDA, answers that question.
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The open plan remains an important office design element
Workplace Insight
For half a century the default office design model in large parts of the world has been the open plan. Even though that continues to be the case, a growing number of voices are questioning this hegemony and suggesting there may be better ways of designing offices that balance the advantages of the open plan while eliminating or mitigating drawbacks. On the face of it, the case for working in open plan offices is clear cut.

Related: When 1 size does not fit all: Rethinking the open office (Arch Daily)

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Asian hotels: a lesson in design
The Independent
Spanning an array of countries that are each undergoing varying degrees of economic development and cultural change, the architecture, interior and landscape designs of Wow Architects are driven by a desire to create a sensory experience.
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5 awesome design practices to increase workplace productivity
Zane Benefits
Every aspect of a business's design has an impact on the way employees do their jobs and behave. In fact, a study revealed that by having an open workspace, 64 percent of employers cut their ethics violations to zero in the past two years. So, if workplace design has that big of an impact, what are the best design practices for your small business's workplace?
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Student Video Contest 2015: What's next in learning spaces?
IIDA
This year, Herman Miller is partnering with IIDA to host the sixth annual Student Video Contest. We believe that from classrooms to studios to the places you live — learning happens everywhere on campus. Using your video camera and your imagination, show us how learning spaces should evolve to support the talents you need to excel in the future. The winning video will receive $2,500. Be creative and be heard.
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Have you entered the 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition?
IIDA
The IIDA/HD 19th Annual Product Design Competition honors innovation, function, and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry. Exhibitors at HD Expo 2015 are invited to submit product entries, which will be judged for design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. Entries are being accepted in eight categories. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 3.
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11 questions for Richard Branson on hotel design
Fast Company's Co.Design
For the launch of the first Virgin Hotel that just opened in Chicago, jetsetting billionaire Sir Richard Branson held court in what may have been the most Bransonian of spots: the Shag Room, a lounge area right off of the hotel's second-floor bar. He discussed Virgin's design philosophy, $12 bottles of water and why catering hotels to women is good business.
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The workplace: Furniture, fabric and software design?
The Huffington Post
The workplace is changing. Expectations have changed. Entire teams collaborate cross-functionally to deliver engaging, productive, and enabled workspaces that employees want to use.
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Let there be light
Interiors & Sources
Developments in lighting technology are illuminating new possibilities in unexpected places and ways.
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5 'business truths' that are now just myths
Entrepreneur
Whether you are a seasoned executive or a young entrepreneur looking for business management advice, you need to know the new rules of the workplace. Here are five commonly believed business lessons that are now myths.
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How to build a meaningful career
Harvard Business Review
Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career — but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re doing something you genuinely care about, not just toiling away at your desk?
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Setting up shop on LinkedIn Company Pages
Business 2 Community
LinkedIn is an imperative marketing tool for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies. But after you set up a page and start rounding up followers, what's next? You need to learn how to manage your company page and determine what content is appropriate for sharing.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    6 of the coolest offices from around the world (Prismatic)
4 reasons to consider activity-based design (Fast Company)
How the bench became the symbol of millennial office design trends (Fresh Workspace)

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