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Business of Furniture - March 25, 2020

  •   NeoCon 2020 Cancelled - For the first time in 52 years, there will be no NeoCon.
  •   Our Commitment to You: Providing the Most Useful and Up-to-Date Information - A lot is going on, and things are changing quickly.
  •   The Viscusi Group Now TVG Recruiters - The company's tag — "excellence in search" — remains. It is there to emphasize TVG's ongoing commitment to what it says will never change — a brand ethos which has been built on trust, credibility and industry knowledge.
  •   Career Builder Catches Up With Its Culture in New HQ - Career Builder's previous setup was compartmentalized over three floors, and the employees rarely interacted with each other.
  •   Kimball Announces Next Chapter of David Edward Brand - Kimball has announced the next chapter of David Edward, introducing a refreshed brand identity and product structure within the Kimball family.
  •   Corporate Real Estate Professionals Report Continuing Increase in Revised Workplace Strategies Based on Coronavirus - 78% of end users surveyed think expanded use of virtual meetings (e.g., versus face-to-face meetings) will last beyond the current crisis.
  •   Herman Miller 'Focused...On What We Could Control' in Latest Quarter - The company delivered adjusted earnings per share that exceeded the expectations that were established at the start of the quarter.
  •   Stephen Says - "What Is Going To Happen To My Job After the COVID-19 Pandemic?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "Lead with Gratitude" - by Sid Meadows, Founder and Principal of embark cct
  •   PLACES - Artjail Offices – Toronto
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Encore, Global, Source International
  •   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 - March, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, U.K. - Engine Shed is one of the most dynamic coworking centers we've ever set foot in. It is buzzing with activity and creativity rarely found in coworking locations nowadays. It acts in precisely the way a coworking facility should — by serendipitously connecting people, leading to potential business growth and expansion.
  •   30% OF MEETINGS NEVER HAPPEN, AND IT'S COSTING BUSINESS BIG - New research by Norwegian meetings tech provider Synergy SKY reveals regularly missed meetings are costing employers huge sums of cash globally due to the sheer number of meeting rooms being booked by workers that no one turns up to use.
  •   GENSLER CHICAGO OFFICE SPARKS SOME OF WORLD'S MOST CREATIVE PROJECTS - The global design firm creates many workplaces for its customers around the world, which locally include the revamp of the Willis Tower and Old Chicago Post Office, to name just a couple.
  •   "THE GUYS MISSED OUT" — DESIGN PROFESSIONALS WEIGH IN ON GENDER EQUALITY - Women in the design industry are continuing to rise in rank and not just for the sake of improving statistics or one-upping the men, but because they are pushing themselves to be better, more confident and heard.
  •   HOME IS WHERE THE WORK IS: THE BLURRING OF THE WORKPLACE AND THE HOUSEHOLD - The purposeful melding of the household and the office, if employed correctly, enables us to enjoy the rewards of both.
  •   FIVE AMENITIES THAT WILL IMPRESS TENANTS - Commercial building amenities in the 21st century are wildly different than the sundry shop and a shoeshine stand of yesteryear.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you and your workplace.
  •   FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR THE PERFECT WORKSTATION - For decades, office furniture was designed to be stationary and people were required to adjust their physical positions around the tools in their workstation. Ergonomists now know it's important for people to be able to move freely throughout the day to be healthy, comfortable and focused.
  •   NEARLY A QUARTER OF EMPLOYED AMERICANS SAY THEIR ORGANIZATION HAS ENOUGH TALENT, BUT IT DOESN'T ENABLE THEM TO DO THEIR JOB AS WELL AS THEY'D LIKE - College grads are more likely to feel their organization has the most talented people in the industry than those with some college.


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