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How to Catalyze Your Workplace for Growth

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BY Continental Office /

Have you ever heard that change is inevitable but growth is optional? No matter how much we might sometimes try to avoid it, change will always come our way. It’s how we respond to that change that shows what we’re truly made of. This applies to every facet of our lives, including our workspaces. Herman Miller’s latest report, How to Catalyze Your Workplace for Growth, expresses the importance of utilizing research about your people and their work to inform your office design, as this becomes a powerful tool for organizational growth. Enter Living Office, a research-based placemaking approach that ignites powerful workplace transformations.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

How the Herman Miller Living Office Helps You Take Care of Business

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BY Continental Office /

Businesses aren’t that different from people. They function much like humans do as a living, breathing place. They have needs to fulfill, like attracting and retaining top talent, stimulating innovation, increasing efficiency, and strengthening brand connection. Through global research and a robust study, Herman Miller found that the Living Office elevates the experience of work for people through a human-centered approach that helps organizations to define priorities, achieve strategic goals, and fulfill a greater purpose.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

Live OS: Where Robotics Meets Office Design

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BY Continental Office /

At NeoCon 2017, Herman Miller and designer Yves Béhar unveiled the future of office design with Live OS. It’s an app-based system that brings robotics into offices by connecting workspaces to people’s changing needs throughout the day, empowering them to work smarter and healthier. This customizable system consists of cloud-connected furnishings, an app, and a dashboard to gain an understanding of evolving humans that use it. The end goal is to make constant adjustments to ensure a happy, high-performing workforce. At its core, it’s designed to measure the effectiveness of a space and optimize it for workers.

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Topics: Furniture, Living Office

Is Your Modern Office Already Obsolete?

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

That's a tough question to answer. As the world continues to change, so do our needs. No matter how hard we try to stay up-to-date with new forms of self-directed, creative, and collaborative work, old working styles remain in our lives and in our workspaces. Today, a work team may work in numerous locations across the globe with new and emerging tools and technology to support them. At the same time, those same locations may still have forms of directed, repetitive, and individual work. That's why new solutions for co-creation, display, remote connection, and nonlinear development are either replacing or being layered on existing systems.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

Office Design Has a Wildly Different Set of Benchmarks Than You Might Think

Kyle Johnson

BY Kyle Johnson /

A recent global study confirms that successful, forward-thinking organizations and their design partners are planning space to a completely new set of benchmarks. 

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Topics: Living Office, All Areas

Today's Modern Office: It's Alive!

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BY Continental Office /

George Nelson, Herman Miller's former design director famous for the marshmallow sofa (among other iconic funriture pieces), said:

"Design is a response to social change."

Today, work is social. And smart companies know that workspaces are business tools that reinforce your core values and reflect your culture and brand.

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Topics: Living Office, All Areas

Thoughts on the Changing World of Work

Megan Tighe

BY Megan Tighe /

After reading, “The Great Debate: Not Even a Question” by Eva Hagberg-Fisher of Herman Miller, I have some newfound thoughts on the changing world of work we live in.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

6 New Ways Workspaces are Being Planned for Workers

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

Measuring performance is essential not only to your bottom line, but it greatly affects workspace environment. In fact, Herman Miller recently cited an article that states by 2017, organizations that track metrics will increase profitability by 20 percent.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

What is the Living Office?

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BY Continental Office /

For years, going to work meant going to work. Work stayed at work. Typewriters stayed on desks. Rotary phones didn't move.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

Great Spaces Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018

FEATURED AUTHORS

Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Cindy Eastep

CINDY EASTEP

DIRECTOR, WAREHOUSING SERVICES & SAFETY
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Blair

PAM BLAIR

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rich Oliver

RICH OLIVER

SVP, SALES
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK