As purveyors of some of the best new workplace build-outs on the planet, we here at Serendipity Labs we consider ourselves pretty savvy consumers of modern office design.

Hottest Modern Office Designs

As purveyors of some of the best new workplace build-outs on the planet, we here at Serendipity Labs we consider ourselves pretty savvy consumers of modern office design. So, imagine our excitement to find OfficeDesignGallery.com. Nice! A smart, clean layout devoted to nothing but hot and cool office designs. There are categories to browse photo layouts of… Read more »

Businesses should consider project-task flexibility, allowing workers to gather ideas and accomplish sub-tasks on their own, and then bring them together in a more systematic, all-inclusive fashion.

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work. Try Brainswarming.

When a team is given a project to tackle, companies naturally lean towards ‘group think’ or ‘brainstorming’, but individual flexibility may be more effective in accomplishing goals as a group. Long winded brainstorming meetings where social pressures and office politics discourage discussion from quieter team members can cause the team to miss out on some… Read more »

Serendipity Labs examined a concept called Work-Life Integration in which professionals integrate work into their everyday lives by leveraging technologies like smartphones.

Working Smartly with Your Smartphone

With the endless access gained through smartphone technology, can it be that we unconsciously compromise our personal and private time? In the recent Inspired Worklife article, Forget About Work-Life Balance, Serendipity Labs examined a concept called Work-Life Integration in which professionals integrate work into their everyday lives by leveraging technologies like smartphones. But what are the boundaries between work… Read more »

With the ubiquity of advanced technology, companies cannot help but wonder if we have hit our productivity peak.

Productivity: Man or Machine?

“What can we do to create shared prosperity? The answer is not to try to slow down technology. Instead of racing against the machine, we need to learn to race with the machine.” — Erik Brynjolfsson With the ubiquity of advanced technology, companies cannot help but wonder if we have hit our productivity peak. According… Read more »

As mobile workforces become increasingly popular, companies are finding ways to still promote collaboration and camaraderie.

How to Collaborate and Engage in Today’s Mobile Landscape

More and more, we are becoming more networked by technologies. By 2020, the number of devices connected to the internet will far outnumber the amount of people in the world. However, the question is: Are we staying connected as a people? The short answer: it sure seems like it. As mobile workforces become increasingly popular,… Read more »

Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas forms, methods, interpretations, etc; originality; progressiveness.

What’s the Big Idea? A Look at the Modern Day Creatives

When you hear the word creativity, what comes to mind? We definitely are prone to think of the arts when describing someone as creative. Most of us immediately envision an artist brushing away effortlessly on a canvas or a graphic designer putting together clever images for clients, or even a dancer choreographing her next masterpiece. However the… Read more »

Although the United States Department of Labor states that four out of every five workers across every demographic say they want more flexible work arrangements, a “flexibility gap” exists and many companies still debate over the pros and cons of telecommuting.

The Pros and Cons of Workplace Flexibility

Does the potential gain of knowledge transfer and collaboration from office attendance overshadow the potential gain of talent retention through flexible work arrangements? Although the United States Department of Labor states that four out of every five workers across every demographic say they want more flexible work arrangements, a “flexibility gap” exists and many companies… Read more »

Part of the appeal of workplace flexibility is the chance to have multiple options: Keep the corporate office, keep the home office, and get a coworking membership.

Designing a Workspace That Works for You

Photo from Betta Living. 4 Simple Steps to a Better Work Environment The recent explosion of alternative workplaces, from business-oriented hotel lobbies to coworking environments of every stripe and style, is likely to give the impression that people are abandoning traditional options – including the home office – for the new breed of optimized offerings. Not necessarily. What we’re… Read more »

The key is finding the sweet spot between tackling work as soon as possible, and having the flexibility to allow ideas to incubate.

Time for Creativity: Are Deadlines Dead?

The key is finding the sweet spot between tackling work as soon as possible, and having the flexibility to allow ideas to incubate. There’s a common and long-held assumption that setting firm deadlines drives workers or teams to achieve their goals. But is this really the case? The very word deadline can create stress for any worker. For some professions such… Read more »

According to author and business strategist, Don Tapscott, our global society is moving toward a world of openness and interdependence.

“To me, this is not an information age. It’s an age of networked intelligence, it’s an age of vast promise.” — Don Tapscott

Internet technology and consumer-empowered media have established an openness and interdependence that offers great new opportunity. What is the best means of knowledge transfer for your business? According to author and business strategist, Don Tapscott, our global society is moving toward a world of openness and interdependence. In Ted Talks, Tapscott describes the openness of our… Read more »