Strategic Insights

The Future of Workplace

What does the future hold for trends in the workplace, and what have been the long-term effects of past trends?

Etiquette in the Age of the Open Office

By Melissa Powell Sheppard The first widely distributed reference on etiquette was written in 1922 when Emily Post authored “Etiquette […]

Neocon 2016: Cue the Hollywood Music (and the line for the elevator)

By Jessica Griffis I first started attending NeoCon while in design school and quickly became enamored with what is arguably […]

More than Attraction: What Makes Employees Stay?

Employers are scrambling to identify the best ways to bring talent in and keep them engaged.

A Lesson in Employee Satisfaction: What Healthcare Can Learn From Traditional Offices

Workplace studies have shown that engaged employees are more productive. Even a slight increase in staff performance can cover the initial cost of a better work environment.

Designing Spaces That Work For a Multigenerational Workforce

As Millennials continue to flood the workplace and organizations are competing for new talent, many leaders have focused on changes to the work environment that will attract and appeal to the new majority.

Interior Design or Decorating?

An interior design solution is functional, improves the quality of life, culture, health, safety and wellbeing of its occupants

Design for the Digital Native

New technologies are immersive, even addictive. Environments saturated in these technologies can drain people’s energy and enthusiasm if employers aren’t […]

The Michigan Battle of the Buildings!

An energy reduction war, a crusade against kilowatts, a barrage against BTU’s.

Meet Drew: Anticipating Workplace Needs and Styles

“I want to work in an environment that makes me happy – that inspires my curious mind, encourages my unique voice, and enables me to collaborate”

National Roll-out: Say it With Photos

Using images to capture details can be your team’s most powerful tool for progress.

Managing a Multi-Outlet Media Industry Overhaul

A collection of 10,000 photographs from the Advance Publications national roll-out.

It’s a Process: Transformation by Design

Find out how MLive Media Group changed everything about the way they do business.

Media Industries Thrive on Togetherness, Done Right

Faced with reinventing itself, the media industry looks to design a workplace that nurtures in-office collaboration, innovation and productivity.

Discovering the Benefits of Work Style Choice in the Office

Ensuring the right mix of collaborative spaces, focused work rooms, and technology are available is essential to an innovative workforce.

The Workplace Environment: Your Greatest Asset

Are employees your secret weapon? Or is something still missing?