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Mobility in the Workplace Infographic Mobility in the Workplace Infographic

March 2017

The infographic illustrates the factors driving mobility, the different 'ways' mobility occurs in the workplace, key steps an organization should consider when initiating a mobility program. Additional detail may be found in the related Insight white paper.​

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Allsteel Ergonomics Sit-to-Stand Allsteel Ergonomics Sit-to-Stand

May 2017

​The demand for adjustable worksurfaces has increased, but once installed, some employees find that using them is not as easy as expected. This paper address these conflicting forces (the desire for adjustability vs. the difficulty in effective use) and offer potential solutions.

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6 Factors Infographic 6 Factors Infographic

Infographic illustrates the 6 Factors that correlate to knowledge worker productivity.

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Insight | to the point - Managing Virtual Teams Insight | to the point - Managing Virtual Teams

With all that is changing in the workplace, is it any wonder many managers feel overwhelmed and at a loss to do their jobs effectively? On the other hand, the basics of great people management still hold true: instill trust, communicate often and effectively, set explicit expectations, and hold each other accountable. In fact, these become even more relevant when one’s team is not always physically co-located.

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Insight | to the point - Collaboration | Next Insight | to the point - Collaboration | Next

This paper reinforces the logic behind reallocating space from workstations and offices to settings that support group work and the notgoing-away-anytime-soon need to concentrate; and summarizes new information about the team dynamics that are proven to correlate to knowledge worker productivity. It also updates our previous “checklist” of considerations when planning, provisioning, and using non-workstation/non-office spaces.

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Insight | to the point - Shifting Workforce, Shifting Expectations Insight | to the point - Shifting Workforce, Shifting Expectations

As we create new workplaces to support organizational goals, those workplaces must do their part to attract and retain top talent and enable team performance. As the workforce evolves – not only by adding the next generations, but also by becoming global and increasingly diverse and flexible – our expectations of the workplace continue to evolve as well.

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Insight | to the point - Acoustics Insight | to the point - Acoustics

​Thoughtful planning and provisioning of space – including situationally specific acoustical design – is critical, not only to support new work processes, but also to ensure these new settings are places to work effectively.

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Insight | to the point - The Internet of Things Insight | to the point - The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, a rapidly expanding network of connected people and things, has the potential to change how we work and how we design workspaces.

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Insight | to the point - Measuring Knowledge Worker Productivity Insight | to the point - Measuring Knowledge Worker Productivity

Allsteel and their research partners have identified the six factors most associated with the performance and measurement of teams involved in knowledge work.

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So You Built It, Now Will They Come? So You Built It, Now Will They Come?

Six considerations for designing an effective, collaborative workspace.

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What Matters in Workplace Design What Matters in Workplace Design

Written for CoreNet NYC Chapter's website, this paper suggests that the issues and goals in designing a workplace fall into one or more of four interconnected topics.

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Workplace Strategy Goal 4 – Agility Workplace Strategy Goal 4 – Agility

Written for CoreNet NYC Chapter's website, this paper explores fourth category of customer objectives and addresses "future-proofing" the workplace to be able to morph and adapt over time.

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NetWork: The Future Workplace NetWork: The Future Workplace

Allsteel commissioned the creation of this paper from three thought leaders who share their views of the future workplace. The paper identifies ways in which workplace settings differ and what impact that has on workers.

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Insight | to the point - A Balanced Approach Insight | to the point - A Balanced Approach

Those of us that are workplace designers...have a responsibility to educate our clients about taking a balanced approach to the workplace.

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The Transition from Closed Offices to Open Plan The Transition from Closed Offices to Open Plan

This paper covers issues and recommendations associated with moving workers from closed offices to open plan.

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Change Management Reading List Change Management Reading List

A reference list for Change Management, including journal articles, white papers, and books.

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Collaboration White Paper Collaboration White Paper

Jan Johnson, Vice President, Allsteel, and Steve Hargis, Senior Vice President, HOK, take a look at how to plan for effective workplace interaction and collaboration in a paper titled, Just Because You Build It Doesn’t Mean They Will Come.

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Insight | to the point - Utilization Insight | to the point - Utilization

Organizations are looking for new ways to understand and measure efficiency by understanding utilization rather than focusing on the density of available seats.

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Insight | to the point - Technology in the Workplace Insight | to the point - Technology in the Workplace

Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and is perhaps the most powerful driver for workplace change – in large part because of its impact on work itself.

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Workplace Strategy Goal 3 – Efficiency Workplace Strategy Goal 3 – Efficiency

Written for CoreNet NYC Chapter's website, this paper explores the third category of customer objectives and addresses the use of space, capital, furniture and other assets.

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Insight | to the point - Change Management and the Bottom Line Insight | to the point - Change Management and the Bottom Line

As the pace of workplace change accelerates to keep up with worker expectations, business evolution, technology, and the changing nature of work, the importance of implementing a change plan is critical.

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Workplace Strategy Goal 1 – Alignment Workplace Strategy Goal 1 – Alignment

Written for CoreNet NYC Chapter's website, explores the first category of customer objectives and addresses aligning the workplace with organizational culture and business objectives.

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Insight | to the point - Brave New Workplace Insight | to the point - Brave New Workplace

The breadth and speed of change in today’s workplace is unprecedented. The old approaches we’ve used for almost 50 years no longer apply. The new models taking their place are much more complex, but also offer substantial benefits.​

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Insight | to the point - Mobility Insight | to the point - Mobility

Understanding what mobility means inside your organization – why, who, where, when, and how much – is essential to successfully integrating mobility into your workplace strategy and realizing the benefits to your people and your organization.​​​

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