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Business of Furniture - November 22, 2017

  •   UPFRONT: Steelcase Creates New Spaces for Gerald R. Ford International Airport - Designing across generations and traveler types provided an innovative challenge for the Steelcase team as it aimed to create a positive experience tailored to each traveler.
  •   NeoCon East is Dead, but theMART is Already Planning its Replacement - Show organizers from theMART announced to exhibitors the 2017 edition of NeoCon East would be the last, though they are going to revive it in some way, shape or form in 2019 after collecting input from the industry.
  •   Lectra's New Virga a Cut Above the Rest - Lectra hosted its 4th annual VIP event, "Industry 4.0 Furniture Goes Digital." This year's attendance was the largest, and not everyone who wanted to attend could.
  •   Real Estate Trends Spark Analysis of Furniture Trends - The ability to create well thought out spaces that adjust to current and future needs of clients is an art and one that requires a vast understanding of the changing atmosphere and foresight into future needs.
  •   CoLaboration - Al Everett - "Bet on Your Jockeys, Not Your Horses"
  •   Stephen Says - "Juliet Has a Job, Will Romeo Understand?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - MobilityWare Offices – Irvine
  •   Whiteboard - Rethink Office Layouts to Improve Workers' Health / Workspace and Productivity / Should Millennials Prepare for Generation Z In The Workplace?
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest in products from Poppin, BuzziSpace and Davis
  •   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 - November, 2017

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - Engine Coffee, 331 Huangpi Nan Lu, Xintiandi, Shanghai, China. What I found: It's not easy to find fast, efficient public Wi-Fi in China, even in the mega-city's hippest neighborhood, Xintiandi. At S. Engine, good coffee was plentiful. Easy-to-access internet and a comfortable place to work was not.
  •   FLEXJOBS IDENTIFIES THE TOP 10 CAREER FIELDS FOR FLEXIBLE JOBS - With the number of U.S. job postings reaching an all-time high recently, and seasonal holiday hiring in full swing, there are many opportunities for job seekers to explore. To help those job seekers interested in finding flexible jobs, FlexJobs has identified the top 10 job categories with the most flexible job postings in the FlexJobs 2017 database. A "flexible job" is defined as a professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time or freelance component.
  •   ANALOG WORKPLACE - THE COUNTER-CULTURE - Oh technology, will we always have a love-hate relationship with each other? The constant beeping and screen gazing is great when there are loved ones to stay in touch with or high school friends to stalk. But our devices can quickly feel like the loved one who's overstayed a welcome. Balance is hard.
  •   BCG HUDSON YARDS OFFICE PROVES BIGGER CAN BE BETTER - The new BCG offices at 10 Hudson Yards work because of the detail in the office design. Stairways connect collaborative areas in the office where employees are empowered to work. Wood and casual furniture soften the modern new office space. Technology is used throughout to make it easier to book unassigned desks and conference rooms.
  •   KITCHEN WISDOM MOVING INTO THE OFFICE : USING MISE EN PLACE TO INCREASE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY - All the best chefs in the world use a system called mise en place, a French term meaning everything in its place. It's about being well prepared before the restaurant opens or before cooking a recipe — ingredients collected, prepped or measured, pans in place, an orderly plan for the day. The technique is taking root in office settings, too.
  •   THINKING ABOUT DESIGNING YOUR WORKPLACE AROUND MILLENNIALS? STOP! - A lot of ink has been spilled about millennials, their "unique" characteristics and how best to attract, engage and support them in the workplace. The research is vast, and viewpoints are abundant.
  •   WINE SEMINARS UNCORK COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION - The success of Watson's seminars are highly dependent on the group she is working with and their ability to interact with their senses and one another.
  •   WHY BEING INTERRUPTED IS MOST LIKELY YOUR FAULT - It is time for a self-check-in if you are falling victim to the interruptions.


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