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Flat organizations need pockets of privacy
Harvard Business Review
When employees feel exposed, in full view of those evaluating their performance, they're afraid to experiment and, research shows, their creativity and productivity suffer. How can organizations prevent those problems? Some are allowing employees to manage their own time and come up with their own ways of getting work done. In studying a number of such organizations, a common theme emerges: Individuals set up pockets of privacy that free people up to do their most innovative work. Zones of attention emerge so naturally you might not even notice them.
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It is officially time to drop your drop ceilings
Target Commercial Interiors
Though drop ceilings do have real-world acoustic dampening benefits and lower the costs of heating and cooling, not having them is becoming an increasingly popular design choice. Why?
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Office design should focus on people, not just the work they do
The Conversation
With all the chatter about beautiful office design, it would be easy to assume workplaces have come a long way from the days of the cubicle farm. But recent research has shown this may not actually be the case.
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Designing for the social media generation
HD Talks
Social media is a heavily covered topic, especially in this industry, but there's a simple explanation for that: It's always evolving. Benji Greenberg, CEO and founder of BCV, a social media management and strategy company for the industry, says "design in hotels today is one of the main aspects you can share on social media to break through the noise."
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Here come the millennials: Engaging a generation by design
Healthcare Design
It's exciting (and a bit disconcerting) to imagine how different hospitals and clinics may look in the not-too-distant future. In fact, some predict digital medicine will transform care to such a degree as to render physician visits (and therefore traditional clinics) obsolete. As health organizations adopt a consumer-driven orientation, successfully marketing to millennials will require creating an experience that aligns with their lifestyle.
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Be a mentor — Student Mentoring Week Feb. 23-27
IIDA
Student Mentoring Week is the most dynamic mentor program in the Interior Design industry. Throughout the country, IIDA pairs 650+ students with 450+ mentors, taking students out of the classroom and placing them into the real world of interior design for one day. Register today and be the mentor who inspires the next generation of designers.
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Design in a post-gender society
IIDA Southern California Chapter
Now more than ever, we're living in a time of gender revolution. Our post-gender society is moving beyond gendered identities, toward a state of inclusion of new and different perspectives. Suzanne Tick, Affiliate IIDA, will present her CEU-approved trend talk — "HIS & HERS" — at three consecutive IIDA events to help address the role of design in this post-gender society. Purchase tickets and get more details today.
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Songs about design
DesignMatters
There are the songs we associate with first loves, the songs we connect with our childhood, and the songs that remind us of the moments in our lives we thought we forgot. And then there the songs that take us somewhere — literally.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Design finalists announced for Helsinki's Guggenheim
Fast Company's Co.Design
World-class museums are often closed off from the world around them, separated from the pulse and flow of a city by hefty admission fees and unwelcoming architecture. A proposal for the planned Guggenheim Helsinki attempts to solve this problem by folding the traditional museum around a public street.
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The drool-worthy modernism of the Wegner 100 Years furniture auction
Bloomberg
Modernism is here for the long haul — it's about time you invest. This year marks the would-be 100th birthday of Hans J. Wegner, the Danish cabinetmaker and designer who made it clear in the 1940s and '50s that you didn't have to make rectangular black leather sofas or fiberglass chairs to be a Modernist.
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Low-carbon design aims high
Angles
With its sleek lines and gleaming glass façade, the H2 low-carbon building in Tianjin, China, radiates neo-modern kerb appeal. But the beauty of this building is more than skin-deep. Completed this year, H2 is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the country.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Why social media is the new resume
Careerealism
Resumes are no longer about a two-page paper updated only when you're looking for a job. Today's resumes, particularly in creative and digital fields, are dynamic portfolios that might encompass several different social media platforms.
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Even Warren Buffett relied on a mentor
Entrepreneur
Learn from the best. Great entrepreneurs rely on mentors. Do you have an adviser? Don't become so deeply attached to your own views that you fail to tap into the knowledge of those who see life differently or who can see beyond your horizons.
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The 5 coolest business gadgets for the holidays
CBS MoneyWatch
This is a great time of year to get business and productivity tools that can make the work day more efficient and streamlined — and, yes, a little more fun at the same time. Here are five of the most exciting business gadgets vying for your attention this holiday season.
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