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We asked a group of designers to sketch spaces for collaboration. Here's what we got.
One of several quick sketches-each takes a different view of collaborative space.
Last week, I sat through another presentation about collaboration and how important it is in new workplaces. The discussion that ensued is one we've all heard before: the modern office is all about collaboration. But aren't you sick of hearing that word? When people say "collaboration", what do they really mean?
To find out, I asked a group of designers from One Global Design to sketch out their idea of a collaborative space. They had less than five minutes to sketch their design on a letter-sized piece of paper. I didn't give them any specifics. I simply asked for a collaborative space and I received everything from diagrams and plans to perspectives and axonometric diagrams. Below, you can begin to see the
FOX Architects recently hosted a reception and discussion for various DC-area business leaders and clients concerning how the workplace affects, evolves and projects an organization’s culture and, ultimately, success. The event, entitled How to Use Your Place as a Tool to Sustain Your Business, featured A/E/C industry expert Rex Miller and FOX Principal Bob Fox.
Rex shared with the audience the essence of his recently published book Change Your Space, Change Your Culture: a) quality culture leads to engagement, b) engaged workers collaborate to find solutions, c) collaboration leads to ideas and innovation. While using clever and insightful graphics and anecdotes, Rex was able to keep us engaged not only by the subject matter, but also inserting some levity.
Following Rex, our own Bob Fox presented on The Changing Workplace, enumerating on a series of issues that nearly
Businesses today must find innovative ways to sustain themselves. It’s not easy: 9 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 3 years; the Gallup Organization has shown that 70% of the workforce is disengaged; the tenure of companies on the S&P 500 List is rapidly decreasing and CEO’s today have an average lifespan of only 4 years. We are seeing an increasing amount of change and many of businesses are becoming commoditized.
How do organizations increase engagement and provide on going value to their customers? The newly published Change Your Space, Change Your Culture by Rex Miller takes a deep dive into how organizations can use their space to adapt through understanding how space and people interact. Office space is one of the best tools that leadership can use to encourage people to connect, interact, communicate and collaborate in order to iterate, refine and leverage new