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Why Flexible Working Hours Make Employees More Productive | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on Women 2.0.</i><p>It’s no surprise that employees today want flexible hours. What is surprising, though, is that so few employers offer a flexible work schedule. All the while, millions of Americans choose to work part-time jobs so they can have more control over their work and …

The Workplace

The way we think about work is broken

What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work …

Workspace Design Trends To Increase Your Productivity

Your office needs more nooks, less sitting. Give your employees a space they look forward to coming to.<p>Creating paths for chance meetings, including nooks, and designing agile, unique workspaces are solutions that designers say promote collaboration, creativity, and productivity in the modern …

Coffeemakers

Meet the WORKTECH 14 West Coast Speakers

<i>Work Design Magazine</i> is proud to support WORKTECH 14 West Coast. The conference will take place on Thursday, October 9 in raw space at 221 Main …

A Glimpse At The Mind-Reading Office Of The Future

The debate over open floor plans is so last year. The office of the future is all about digital infrastructure and interactive design.<p>For the past few decades, stuffy “enterprise solutions” have lagged behind the consumer hardware revolution. So while our domestic lives are blessed by the magic of …

Interaction Design

The Secret Phrase Top Innovators Use

How do Google, Facebook and IDEO jumpstart the process that leads to innovation? Often by using the same three words: How Might We. Some of the most successful companies in business today are known for tackling difficult creative challenges by first asking, How might we improve X … or completely …

Coworking: Our Window into the Workplace of the Future?

Coworking has grown at a rapid rate, with the number of facilities almost doubling each year since 2006[1]. This workplace option, which began as a …

RSA ANIMATE: Re-Imagining Work

Yahoo Says That Killing Working From Home Is Turning Out Perfectly

After receiving tons of heat for taking away workers’ remote privileges, Yahoo now says that things are working just as planned: engagement and productivity are up.<p>When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned her 12,000 employees from working from home in February, her all-hands-on-deck ultimatum ignited a …

Office Tour: Constant Contact’s Collaborative San Francisco Offices

Constant Contact’s Collaborative San Francisco Offices<p>Firm<p>size 8,200 sqft<p>Year 2012<p>Industry Technology,<p>Online marketing company Constant Contact has …

Working Smarter: The Paradigm Shift in Business Collaboration

For the last few years I have had a growing conviction that my workplace collaboration tools were fundamentally broken and needed to be reinvented. So, last year when I was given the opportunity to join Cisco as the leader of their collaboration business I jumped at it. The way we work has changed …

Lynda Gratton investigates the future of work

Work is universal. But, how, why, where and when we work has never been so open to individual interpretation. The certainties of the past have been replaced by ambiguity, questions and the steady hum of technology. Now, in a groundbreaking research project covering 21 global companies and more than …

Tom & David Kelley of IDEO Talk 'Creative Confidence,' New Book Hits Shelves Today

<i>If a recent segment on</i> 60 Minutes <i>is any indication, IDEO's David Kelley is among the design superstars who have crossed over into mainstream</i> …

Creativity

Creative Confidence

Why we need creative confidence

In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the …

Office Cultures: A Global Guide

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

15 Office Spaces That Push The Boundaries Of Innovation

But we thought some of the other submissions from around the world were equally impressive, showing how physical spaces can be utilized creatively from moving tables to suspended work spaces.<p>We combed through the 150 submissions and picked 15 of our favorites.

San Francisco

Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work

Smart companies have figured out that happy workplaces mean bigger bottom lines and winning the talent battle. Which is only good news for you.<p>Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.<p><i>–Former U.S. General and President</i> …

Leadership

What Collaboration Means in the Workplace Today

Collaboration: It’s the latest buzzword; the thing that all clients want to incorporate into their workspaces. There are numerous articles and …