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Bikes, Scooters & Talking, Flying Cars: The Commutes of Tomorrow are Here Today

Image via Work Design Magazine Work does not look like it did twenty, ten, or even five years ago. But the ways most people get to work have not evolved to keep up with the pace of change. Public transit systems are overstressed. Transportation infrastructure, at… Read More

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Are Electric Scooters the Future of Commuting? You Decide

Photo via Quartz Media In what seems like just a few short years, bike shares—both docked and dockless, pedal and pedelec—have become a massive global phenomenon, with cities large and small covered with the now-familiar sight of colorful, inexpensive bikes from Lime, Spin, Jump, Ofo,… Read More

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Why Are Open-Plan Offices So Awful?

Getty Images Every aspect of office culture seems ripe for satire, from management incompetence in Laurence Peter’s Peter Principle to… well, management incompetence in Dilbert and The Office. But, at least in the American version of the beloved TV office sitcom, one could also argue, as Keith… Read More

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Oakland’s Development Boom Could Mean an Office Space Squeeze

Photo by Sergio Ruiz, via Citylab “Is Oakland the next Brooklyn?” asked Fortune magazine in 2014, in yet another iteration of the hackneyed formula used to measure the growth and development of scrappy, smaller cities. The answer came as something as a refreshing variation on… Read More

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800 Pound Gorilla CoStar Dominates the CRE Data Market

Photo via Real Estate Tech News If we are living through a second gilded age, as it is often said, then perhaps we are also living in a second age of monopolies. For both businesses and consumers, options have narrowed to a handful of companies,… Read More

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Bad Office Lighting is Killing Our Souls

Photo via Lux Review We’ve arrived at the point in discussions about workplace health where we can compare sitting to smoking and no one bats an eye. We’re likely well versed in the various recommendations: Get a standing (or biking or treadmill) desk! Take walking… Read More

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How Better Collaborative Technology Supports the Trend Toward Remote Work

Photo via Summit Business Technologies This is the year, predicts Cisco’s Roland Trollope, that “’working from home’ will become just ‘working.’” How’s that? “The trend towards people working from home or other locations is unstoppable.” And the technology that drives remote work continues to improve.… Read More

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The Crisis of Chronic Stress in the Workplace

Chronic stress, the Mayo Clinic writes, “can wreak havoc on your mind and body.” This is not an exaggeration. The effects of sustained, elevated adrenaline and cortisol levels have, in study after study, been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, sleep problems, digestive problems,… Read More

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How VR Is Changing the Real Estate Game

Image via Matterport For decades now, sci-fi visions of virtual reality, from The Matrix to Ready Player One, have been packed full of action and adventure—virtual car chases and virtual kung fu. In the popular imagination, VR is a place to live out fantasies, and… Read More

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The Limits of Tracking Tech in the Workplace

Photo via Digital Trends While the quaint phrases “punch in” and “punch out” live on in the lexicon, the now-vintage image of employees sliding cards into a timeclock has given way to fingerprint scanners, facial and voice recognition systems, key cards loaded with monitoring tech, and… Read More