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We all love to be in the flow state. You know, when you are trying to accomplish something - whether it’s housework or work work or a hobby or writing or whatever – and you are so in the groove that the work seems almost effortless. Tasks that may have seemed formidable at one time suddenly become...

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The Eudaimonia Machine, as described in Cal Newport’s book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, offers principles for office space planning that seek to avoid many of the well-documented deficiencies of today’s open plan office. How does this concept differ from the current...

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Employee mobility, telework, and flexible workspaces have been on the rise for the past decade (at least), and for good reason. These arrangements offer many benefits – enhanced collaboration opportunities, easier interaction among co-workers and managers, reduced space and facility costs, and...

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If your organization has undergone a space transition, you most likely followed a typical path. First, you gathered input from managers and perhaps even staff about their needs and preferences. Next, you may have worked with a planner to identify the square footage required. After these initial...

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As an architect who focuses on space transition projects, my goal is to move an organization’s facilities from traditional to more collaborative and mobile. But I also try to look beyond today’s needs to future work practices and office designs. I believe the most effective way to look forward...

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