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2015 trend: New focus on how the workplace affects individuals

According to RTKL’s Jodi Williams,“organizations will begin to focus more on the employee, examining how changes within the workplace impact individuals. Williams, senior workplace strategist in RTKL’s Workplace Interiors studio, explains: “Issues like wellness, collaboration, mobility and the generational divide continue to have a grasp on the minds of employees and leaders.

Free ebook: Making the case for employee well-being

A new ebook from Virgin Pulse provides loads of facts and figures to help companies develop a business case for an employee well-being program. Sample stats:

Green office space progress is slowing, says report

According to the authors of the 2015 State of Green Business Report, the total number of global LEED-certified commercial projects dropped 2 percent from 2013 to 2014.

Future fit workplaces to attract/accommodate older workers

According to the members of SustainAbility’s Trends Intelligence Service, ofices are morphing into “Future Fit” workplaces, with an increasing number embracing “future fit practices” such as flexible working, increased investment in training and education, and adaptability to employees working until a late

Working from home increased during Northeast blizzard

High winds and whiteout conditions kept many Americans home from work during the “Blizzard of 2015.” The Harvard Business Review offices were closed on Tuesday, as were many others on the east coast. Many HBR editors worked from home, using instant messaging to collaborate, and wondered how many other people were doing the same.

Hoteling on the rise, survey finds

About a third of organizations have a workspace hoteling program in place and another third are considering it, according to a global survey from Asure Software. Asure conducted the survey to assess the prevalence of hoteling (a.k.a. agile working, desk sharing, and hot desking).

Trend #8: Your office will look like a library

The cube is out. The library-style workspace is in.

This week’s infographic: Coworking stats

This infographic from OfficeVibe reveals “11 incredible coworking statistics that will make you leave your cubicle.” We didn’t find the stats “incredible” but they are interesting. For example:

Top 100 companies with remote jobs

FlexJobs announced their list of the top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs in the year ahead. The list represents companies that had the most jobs posted with remote work options (a.k.a.

Many workers reluctant to call in sick, survey finds

As cold and flu stories continue to monopolize the news, a new survey reports that people are still trying to power through their daily life when ill.

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