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Business of Furniture - January 17, 2018

  •   UPFRONT: What the Industry Can Learn from CES - Walking around CES, it was obvious and, at times, scary where the future of everyday life is headed.
  •   2018 Workplace Design Trends that Increase Comfort and Boost Attraction and Retention - Wouldn't it be great if we had a crystal ball that could predict the hot workplace design products of 2018?
  •   Helping Business Find the Right Person at the Right Times - How do you craft the perfect team? Nexus A.I., a Chicago-based technology company is working on the answer with artificial intelligence and organizational behavioral science.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - "When the Teams Get Lost"
  •   Stephen Says - "The Furniture Industry's #MeToo Reckoning is Coming" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Edelman's Office Expansion – London
  •   New Trucking Regulations a Mixed Blessing for Industry - The office furniture industry uses a lot of long-haul, multistop carriers — the group the ELD mandate is expected to hit the hardest.
  •   Creating a 'Nook' in the Open Office - To say David O'Coimin is excited about the Nook is an understatement, though it doesn't come as a surprise since he is the designer, inventor and "parent" of the product that makes working in the open plan a lot more enjoyable.
  •   Whiteboard - The Complex Relationship Between Productivity, Technology and Working Anywhere / Twitter Real Estate Chief on the Future of Offices / The Design Whisperers: Decoding Authenticity and Culture in Workplaces
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest in products from Teknion
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - December/January, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: STEELCASE WORK-LIFE LOUNGE, GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - I once stood in front of a trash can at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and used the flat top of the bin as a makeshift standing-height desk, my laptop and wrists sitting on the same spot that probably held countless sticky Starbucks coffee spills and discarded Chick-fil-A wrappers. I know the importance of being able to get some work done in an airport.
  •   COLUMN: THE FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE - Every employee and every organization needs a flexible workplace. Unless, of course, they are in an industry impervious to technological and demographic change, in a business with surplus capital that's not expanding or contracting, with customers who are completely satisfied and employees who all work the same way, have no life outside of work and want to keep doing the same forever.
  •   HAUTE OFFICE IN THE HEARTLAND: WONDERFUL WORKPLACES AREN'T JUST ON THE COASTS - Columbus, Indiana, is an architectural Valhalla that rises out of the rolling farm fields of central Indiana and is home to Cummins. The company has 9,000 employees in a radius of a few blocks spread across a number of buildings — almost all of them architectural treasures.
  •   MAKE WORK PLAYFUL, BUT STILL PRODUCTIVE - If your company has only recently moved to a more relaxed atmosphere, it's particularly important to apply the principles of change management to games.
  •   AN ARMY MARCHES ON ITS STOMACH: HOW FAMILY-STYLE MEALS BOOST CAMARADERIE AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE OFFICE - When people come together for a meal, good things happen — conversation, laughter, a sense of community.
  •   DO GOOD: GLOBAL BRAND STRATEGIST ANNE BAHR THOMPSON DISCUSSES HER BOOK ON BRAND - Citizenship, How Companies Espouse It to Enhance Profit and Purpose Brand citizenship also embraces the notion that work doesn't have to be the enemy of life, as the concept of work-life balance advertises.
  •   CAN A BAD BOSS MAKE YOU HAPPY - This new study is thought to be one of the first to investigate how the negative relationship between emotional exhaustion and happiness can be reversed.
  •   ATTRACTING MILLENNIAL EMPLOYEES: HOW A DMS BRINGS BETTER TALENT TO YOUR BUSINESS - For the millennial worker, flexibility in the work schedule is more important than ever.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - S2S By ESI / Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook / Logitech K350 Keyboard
  •   ENDMATTER | TRIA COMPLETES BIOTECH HQ - Oncorus's new headquarters features an efficient and flexible workspace that supports the company's scientific research mission and reflects the company's branding and culture.


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