Monday, October 8, 2012

Cool and Creative Spaces

It's finally fall here in Dallas and I'm absolutely thrilled!  It just puts me in a happy mood. 

Do you work in a cool office?  Inc. had an interesting article come out last week - "What Makes a Cool Office?" 

Here are some of the interesting things I learned from the article:
  1. People are shifting from an employee mindset to being a team player...hierarchy and offices are being cut out so people feel part of a group.
  2. You don't have to have an open floor office layout to have a cool space.  Incorporating both quiet and open areas are important.
  3. People want to personalize their space so it's best to find a happy medium on how you can achieve this without decrementing your brand image.
Please read the article below to learn more about what really makes a cool office space:

Have a wonderful Monday!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Good morning and happy Monday!  It's been a while since I have posted - I'm back!  My husband and I went to Paris, London and Munich for two weeks, it was incredible! 

As the office continues to evolve, technology plays a key role of support to employees.  Whether you work for a law firm, real estate, architecture, etc. the technology component is always changing, and it's a must to keep up.

Some of the trends we are noticing in workspaces today are:
  • Electronic workrooms
  • Connectivity - employees relay on virtual technology's and social media to maintain a large informal network of connection
  • Videoconferencing - fixed and mobile
  • Smart surfaces
  • Increase in technology staff
  • Increased digital document storage systems
  • Visualization - the ability to display and manipulate concepts, data, drawings, maps, etc. to aid discussion and understanding
Using an iPad for Visualization
Smart surfaces
Access to and ability to display data and information, conference phones, videoconferencing, presentation equipment, multimedia, wireless Internet access, laptops, etc. are all examples of technology.  Which form of technology do you wish your office had?

Have a great day!