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Is Your Workplace Ready to Continue Business Operations During a Weather Related Catastrophe?

Being prepared for weather related emergencies, natural disasters or even man-made catastrophes is vital to business continuity. Staying resilient means that in the event of a large scale emergency, you can continue to provide for your customers and give your employees access to information related to the workplace when it is most critical.

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Forecasting for the Workplace of 2040

by Dan Cook

If you’re not fully focused on precisely what your facilities needs are, your company may be headed for extinction. A recent study by Johnson Controls says that, within 25 years, a workspace revolution will have completely obliterated the office as we know it today.

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Designers Need User Input When Planning Workspaces

by Dan Cook

The workplaces of the world are undergoing a rapid change. Technology is driving process and system evolution that, in theory, can lead to much greater efficiencies. The problem is, the physical design and structure of most workplaces represents a major obstacle to tapping into that potential. And designers should be playing a larger role in creating a workplace that reflects how employees want to do their work.

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Commercial Real Estate Needs to Join the Shared Economy

by Dan Cook

If you think office space is at a premium because of the recovery, you're wrong.

While some office space may be going for premium prices, there's a $5.5 trillion dollar "market" of unused space in America. And the spectre of that space is quietly changing the way office space is viewed--by landlords as well as occupants.

"Real estate as a service is the upcoming trend," said John Vivadelli, CEO of AqilQuest, provider of software and services design to enhance corporate space utilization.

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AgilQuest CEO, John Vivadelli’s response to ‘How Coworking Will Save Corporate America’

By John Vivadelli, AgilQuest Corp.

"From my perspective, there is a broad continuum of the work we do, who we choose to do it with, and the places we choose to perform it.  Organizations and Place Providers are each a part of the same elephant - one a foot, one a tail, one a trunk."

The following is a response to How Coworking Will Save Corporate America, by Laurent DeHollande

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Making Change Management Work

By Sholem Prasow, Insight Management

At the 2014 Agile Workplace Conference sponsored by AgilQuest, many excellent speakers addressed ways in which to make Change Management succeed. In the discussion workshop that I was part of, we came up with the following summary:

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HBR finds freedom of choice is the secret to productivity

iStock 000016014643SmallAmong the talented professionals that make up today's workforce, the secret to a fulfilling career is a sense of freedom, as recently reported in an article by the Harvard Business Review. The article is based on a report released by Forrester in 2009 that estimates that by 2016, 43 percent of the US workforce are expected to telecommute, nearly double the amount of people working from home at the time of the report. The study also finds that a mobile work environment is mutually beneficial for the worker and the company. Not only are workers reportedly more productive, companies that adopt the practice are "more likely to report revenue growth of 10% or more."

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Save More Money With Business Intelligence Software

In today's world of 'Big Data', answering important questions can be nearly impossible without analyzing historical data collected from multiple sources. As we gather more data, we are able to generate better answers to business problems.

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