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How workspace design affects workflow
Freshome
Running a business is no easy task. At any given moment, there are a thousand different decisions to be made. But overlooking design is a mistake businesses can't afford to make. It turns out the way in which a corporate space is designed has a profound impact on the business itself. Design choices have an effect on everything from task performance, to error rate, and employee satisfaction.
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Rules for designing an engaging workplace
Harvard Business Review
As today's companies wake up to the value of workers who are truly engaged in their work, they should probably be paying far more attention to place design. Workplaces where employees are engaged communicate to the people who work there — and anyone else in them — that their employer values them and the contributions they make.
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Health sector trend: Forward-focused furnishings
Health Facilities Management
In a survey of 250 nurses conducted in March by independent research firm GMI, Bellevue, Washington, more than 60 percent of respondents indicated that the placement of technology and the manner in which it is integrated into their workflow are among the biggest challenges nurses face today. How is the design community responding?
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Rethinking guest rooms for millennials
Public Sector Travel
Crowne Plaza is introducing angled beds with curved headboards to reduce noise as part of a total rethink of guest rooms intended to appeal to millennial travelers. The chain has been working with designers from outside the hotel sector, such as Future Agenda and Pearson Lloyd, for the past two years to develop its next-generation room.
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5th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards competition
IIDA
The 5th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards will honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/Interior Architecture projects in 13 categories. The competition opened Oct. 6, and entries will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 21.
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Coming soon! 4th Annual IIDA Student Design Competition
IIDA
The 4th Annual IIDA Student Design Competition opens Nov. 12, with entries being accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST Jan. 16. Get your submission ready! This competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact. The 2014 focus is on evolving the concept of the open office to offer employees a workplace that encourages health, well-being, collaboration and productivity.
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Low-cost, high-impact office design
Inc.
There's a lot to consider when you're designing new office space, and you should make sure that productivity is high on your list. Cornell University's Ergonomics Laboratory has found, for example, that small investments in ergonomic features can boost a company's productivity by an average of 12 percent.
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Hotel design takes cue from lifestyle concepts
Hotel News Now
Global brands are paying attention to the lifestyle concept when it comes to designing hotels, according to panelists at the Hotel Show's Vision Conference.
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Open office concept promotes innovation and productivity
Silicon Valley Business Journal
The built environment is an increasingly complex animal that does more than house an enterprise and its employees. Professionals of the built environment are playing a key role in helping organizations achieve their triple bottom line objectives through various measures, most notably in the spaces where people work.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


The definitive guide to LinkedIn groups for marketing
Forbes
Creating a LinkedIn profile is just scratching the surface of the B2B social networking platform's potential; LinkedIn has become an essential networking and marketing tool for business professionals. Whether you're a marketer or an entrepreneur, it's important to establish a presence on LinkedIn. But then what?
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6 key traits leaders need to manage through a crisis
Betty Boyd
Does there always seem to be a crisis in your organization? When there is, do your leaders have a duck-and-run mentality? A leader must be able to make decisions, and how leaders work through trouble is crucial for the success of any organization.
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