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The privacy crisis
360°
In organizations all over the world, people are facing brand-new problems that require sharing information and putting knowledge together in new ways. For all the right reasons, collaboration has become the big engine for progress and innovation. Paradoxically, most efforts to fuel more successful collaboration are only making it worse. New Steelcase research has revealed that, while togetherness at work is vital for value creation, in excess it's a killer.
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Employers should consider office design as part of employee retention plan
Bloomberg BNA
Employee retention strategies often focus on the corporate culture of a company, but the physical space an employer provides also plays a role in determining whether employees stay or go. From how comfortable chairs are to how much space is allotted for each cubicle, each detail of the office layout must be considered, as even the smallest aspects of the work space mean a lot to employees on a day-to-day basis, office design professionals told Bloomberg BNA.
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Storage in the collaborative work space
FMLink
Whether the shrinking office cube is part of an open "neighborhood" or one of many row-upon-row Dilbert-like enclosures, an issue frequently not addressed is the lack of storage space.
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Could office working be a thing of the past?
EDP 24
A slacker's paradise or a more productive way of working? Annabelle Dickson asks why more of us are working from home or in collaborative work spaces, as a new report signals the decline of a traditional 9-to-5 office.
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Best of Asia Pacific Design entries due Friday
IIDA
IIDA is accepting entries for the Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards — but the deadline is approaching. The Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards honor the highest level of creativity and design excellence in Interior Design/Architecture projects in nearly 50 Asian countries. Submit your entries by Friday, Aug. 22.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Instant building inspiration around the world
Dwell
The World Architecture Festival, taking place Oct. 1-3 in Singapore, recently announced the shortlist for its awards program. This slideshow features 10 of the most inspiring buildings that made the cut.
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17 eye-catching (and tummy-rumbling) cafeterias
Target Commercial Interiors
The cafeteria can — nay, should — be a fun, social place where employees build community ties, collaborate and enjoy each other's company while doing something as natural as eating. Though some companies spend a fortune to make this happen and provide their employees with free meals, it seems most companies can improve their lunchroom atmosphere by simply showing they have employee well-being at the forefront of their minds.
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Intelligent daylighting saves on energy costs, with no investment
TreeHugger
Advances in energy-efficient lighting are coming fast and furious, and innovations in LED and CFL technology are gradually shifting the way we light our homes and businesses. The next big thing: Use as much natural (and free) sunlight as possible during the day, only using LEDs or CFLs after dark. A new variation on active daylighting using automated sun-tracking solar domes promises to deliver big savings, with no upfront investment.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


5 tips and tricks to market your brand to millennials
Emma Fitzpatrick
To thrive in the present and grow in the future, brands need to market, target and build relationships. This is important to do with all customers, but particularly crucial in appealing to millennials. Often called the "DIY generation," this growing consumer base's preferences will become increasingly important to your business.
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Networking for introverts
Harvard Business Review
Many people find networking in general to be stressful or distasteful. But it can be downright enjoyable when you match it to your strengths and interests, rather than forcing yourself to attend what the business world presents as archetypal "networking events."
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