The most effective work occurs when people collaborate in shared spaces. Workplaces that encourage that type of collaboration and make it happen can lead to increased productivity. Watch below as PDR Principal Larry Lander explains how the power of meeting space leads to innovation.
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The Harvard studies on the unintended effects of open office defines it as space where 'one entire floor was open, transparent and boundaryless… [with] assigned seats,' and the other had 'similarly assigned seats in an open office design, with large rooms of desks and monitors and no dividers between people's desks.'
PDR | Oct 16, 2018
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PDR | Jan 25, 2018
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Autism, in part, gave us modern architecture, writes PDR’s Julie Troung.
PDR | Jul 25, 2017
Managing workplace change: The three C's to building trust
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PDR | Feb 28, 2017
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PDR | Dec 6, 2016
Workplace pilots: Test. Learn. Build
Differentiated from mock-ups or beta sites, workplace pilots are small scale built work environments, where an organization’s employees permanently reside and work on a daily basis.
PDR | Oct 4, 2016
Video blog: How to future-proof your workplace
Larry Lander, a Principal with PDR and a registered architect, discusses how modularity can improve a workplace for the business and the individual.
PDR | Sep 8, 2016
Video blog: Top color trends for 2016
Karen Wetmore, Lead Designer at PDR, talks about what’s trending with materials and colors in the workplace.
PDR | Jul 29, 2016
The ROI of company culture: Why companies should look at culture’s impact on profit
Organizations that purposefully craft and develop their culture experience a 14% turnover rate, whereas organizations that ignore their culture experience a 48% turnover rate, writes PDR Senior Consultant Christine Mikhail.