Month: January 2009

Designing for the Increasingly Complex Organization, Part III

In previous blogs, I have discussed the transformation of the modern workplace caused by technology and generational diversity and their potential impact on office design. As important and dramatic as these two factors are, perhaps the single most important emerging factor impacting organizations today is sustainability. Sustainability is a very broad term. Today’s current economic downturn has us all thinking… Read More

Designing for the Increasingly Complex Organization, Part II

In my most recent blog, I discussed the transformation of the workplace born of new technology, especially in communications. Another significant factor, though perhaps less obvious than technology, is diversity, especially generational diversity. For the first time in history we have three, sometimes four, generations of workers in the workforce, each with its own unique values. For years, the post-World… Read More

Designing for the Increasingly Complex Organization: Part I

As we enter another new year, there are many changes impacting the business landscape. Change creates both challenges and opportunities. As interior designers, we must respond to our clients’ current organizational needs. But we also should take note of some amazing transformations that are changing the very essence of how our clients’ businesses are organized. This, and my next few… Read More