T.S. Elliot’s words appropriately reflect an era when businesses and scholars began pondering the idea of organizational culture, ultimately spawning decades of ever-evolving corporate lingo.

The Upside of Office Jargon

Though much maligned, those eye-roll inducing words like “leverage” and “overarching” may actually help foster organizational unity. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Elliot’s words appropriately reflect an era when businesses and scholars began pondering the idea of organizational culture, ultimately spawning decades of… Read more »

Finding ways to simplify your work environment may be a good start to accomplishing more in less time.

When Less is Really More: The Impact of Environments on Results

Finding ways to simplify your work environment may be a good start to accomplishing more in less time. Have you ever had a major project you needed to get done and found you were spending way too much time with little or no progress?  Finally, you sit down in your work area, fully covered in… Read more »

Serendipity Labs CEO John Arenas exposed the myth of work-life balance in his recent Fast Company article, and author Dean Douglas follows up with an alternative: It’s not about balance but about integration.

Forget Work-Life Balance. It’s About Achieving the Right Mix.

Serendipity Labs CEO John Arenas exposed the myth of work-life balance in his recent Fast Company article, and author Dean Douglas follows up with an alternative: It’s not about balance but about integration.

We see workplace culture changing around us every day and finally, people are really talking about it.

Workplace Evolution: The Must-Read Series

We see workplace culture changing around us every day and finally, people are really talking about it. Plenty of people have a love-hate relationship with their office that stems from interactions with co-workers, especially bosses; but what about the relationship with office structure itself? Just last week the popular online magazine, Slate, published The Longform Guide… Read more »

Outdoor, untethered, off-the-grid retreats are becoming highly valued for their ability to break the digital routine and open the gates of inspiration and creativity.

Escape to Powder Mountain for Digital Innovation

Outdoor, untethered, off-the-grid retreats are becoming highly valued for their ability to break the digital routine and open the gates of inspiration and creativity. Sometimes, every knowledge worker needs to unplug. At least, that’s the unique proposition that started Summit Powder Mountain. In 2008, four twentysomethings started planning ski trips and other outings with entrepreneurs… Read more »

The Results Only Work Environment seeks to to make employees completely autonomous but still accountable.

Why ROWE is a Knowledge Worker’s Dream

The Results Only Work Environment seeks to to make employees completely autonomous but still accountable.

Many prominent leaders are beginning to realize that 24/7 interactions are not the answer to success—and they’re most certainly not the answer to happiness.

How to Connect by Disconnecting

Many prominent leaders are beginning to realize that 24/7 interactions are not the answer to success—and they’re most certainly not the answer to happiness.

TED walks the talk when it comes to training, learning, and inspiration in its own organization.

The TED Office Salons: Not Your Father’s Corporate Training

Above: Charles Duhigg, Amy Web, Jay Silver, and Jill Duffy at the TED Salons. TED walks the talk when it comes to training, learning, and inspiration in its own organization. TEDTalks and conferences are great resources for anyone looking to gain insight on a variety of intellectual topics. But what would it be like to… Read more »

We can be inspired by the modern office or take it for granted, but how exactly did it become what it is today?

How Did We Get Here? A History of the Modern Office

We can be inspired by the modern office or take it for granted, but how exactly did it become what it is today? In his new book, “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace,” Nikil Saval interweaves history and personal experience to share the story of office evolution. Specifically, Saval details the impacts of workplace visionaries… Read more »

The U.S. Government is beginning to overhaul their offices with efficient workspaces and more flexible structures.

Office Features of the Future

The U.S. Government is beginning to overhaul their offices with efficient workspaces and more flexible structures. In 2013 they put the finishing touches on the General Services Administration headquarters, which will serve as precedent for future remodels of government buildings. This detailed graphic explains the changes government employees can expect to see over the next… Read more »