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Commutes gone? Welcome to the “Oculus Office”

    Fifty years ago, business was done almost exclusively via face-to-face meetings (supplemented by landlines and the postal service). Today, we harness the ability to send massive amounts of information across the globe within seconds. And, tomorrow, we’ll be more likely to sit at virtual conference tables than real ones. We are a society that […]

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There’s Serious Substance in Strong Building Safety (Part 2)

    In a previous post, we outlined a four general ways in which personal safety can be compromised by both internal, external, and natural forces:   Physical harm caused by the building and its utilities Disasters (natural and artificial), such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires Third-party crimes, such as theft, defacement of property, and […]

There’s Serious Substance in Strong Safety (Part 1)

  There are few aspects more important for a workplace than safety. In fact, one might argue that it’s a foundational need for any building—the sort of thing that necessarily must come before other pursuits such as comfort and efficiency. Indeed, neither efficiency nor comfort are truly possible (or even meaningful) if a tenant’s personal […]

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Why is Work “Worth it?”

  The average American will work for about ten years of their life.   Based on the fact that the average workweek has jumped to 47 hours, with the working demographic from ages 20-65, you will most likely be one of the people who will spend ten waking years working. Why do we do it? […]