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In tomorrow's office, community spaces become central
Officing Today
The popularity of the kitchen as communal hearth and shared space for eating, talking, working and playing is now emerging as a central concept in office design. As employees focus on working in open, shared office spaces and, for the millennial generation, even perhaps living in open, shared apartment communities, shared experiences are more and more critical to the blurring relationship between work and personal lives.
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Tear down that cubicle wall, office furniture designers say
The Times
Millennials, mobile devices and knowledge worker jobs are becoming more prevalent in corporate America and reshaping the way workplaces are laid out. KI Furniture and other business furniture makers displayed how they have been reinventing the office for the next generation at NeoCon 2014.
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What's the future of the office? Getting you out of your chair
Mlive.com
If there was one theme to NeoCon 2014, it was movement. Nearly every office furniture company's new collection included a sit-to-stand table option at the Chicago trade show. The industry is responding to growing research showing that people who sit more than six hours a day are 40 percent more likely to die early than those who spend less than three hours in a chair.
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How will the 'Internet of Things' impact our lives?
PSFK
As everything from home appliances and vehicles to entire city systems comes online, we'll see an explosion of objects able to capture data about what's happening in and around them and report that information to people and other systems in near real-time. PSFK's just-released Real World Web report examines how this could impact our lives.
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IIDA NEWS


Video available: Watch the 2014 IIDA Annual Meeting
DesignMatters
Weren't able to watch the 2014 Annual Meeting live stream? No worries — the full video is available. Watch as IIDA presents the Legacy Award, Star Award and Titan Award as well as the induction of this year's class into the College of Fellows. Also, Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst, FIIDA, LEED AP, welcomes President Julio Braga, IIDA LEED AP, to the 2014 IIDA International Board of Directors and introduces Cindy Allen as an
Honorary Member.

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Plan now for BIFMA 2014 level events
Contract
The 2014 level roadshow offers a chance to learn the latest developments about how the most widely used sustainability standard for the furniture industry can help you with your projects. Plus, a CEU credit is available — as are free drinks and an awesome T-shirt! Join in any of these BIFMA 2014 level roadshow events:

Washington, D.C.: June 24 New York: June 25 New York:June 26
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Los Angeles: Aug. 18 Los Angeles-OC: Aug. 19 Los Angeles: Aug. 19
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San Francisco: Aug. 21 Grand Rapids: Sept. 17 Houston: Sept. 30
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Dallas: Oct. 2    
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INDUSTRY NEWS


HIP winners: People and Design Solutions
Interior Design
Interior Design's inaugural HIP Awards have finally happened! The magazine congratulates all winners and thanks the industry for the thousands of votes that came in online before and during NeoCon. Find out People honorees as well as Design Solution winners.
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Microsoft India: Designed to work
LiveMint & The Wall Street Journal
Meeting rooms, breakout zones, refreshment hubs and quiet areas — the new Microsoft office in Gurgaon, India, tries to be everything an employee could want.
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Friends of the Earth design focuses on eco-friendly collaboration
Officebroker
How do you design an office space for one of the world's most prominent nonprofit organizations? For Friends of the Earth, a new design meant new space that promotes openness, collaboration and sharing, all with an eco-friendly ethos at heart.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Using postcards to generate calls and referrals
Jeffrey Dobkin
A letter is the best marketing tool. In a letter, you have time and space to sell, sell, sell. You can explain benefits and features. You can show facts and figures. But a letter is a lot of work and expense. Postcards, on the other hand, can be effective and are certainly less work.
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10 tips for mastering LinkedIn
Entrepreneur
LinkedIn is the social network for the professional crowd. It can be a fantastic resource for networking, hiring or finding a job, gathering sales leads, staying up-to-date on industry news and participating in the conversation — if you use it properly.
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