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Job opening at Optimaze: Director of Marketing

Jyrki Kalavainen announces a job opportunity at Optimaze, Inc. Headquartered in San Francisco, Optimaze offers best practices and tools for corporate real estate management.

Teams that laugh together, perform better

For better team meetings, lighten up. A study of 54 teams in German industrial organizations found that teams that laughed together were rated as better performing by supervisors. 

Sharing desks = sharing germs?

According to the CDC, 5 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. The costs to business: nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu. That equals approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.

Workplace trend #6: Labor & workforce innovation will transform knowledge work

Machine learning and artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on the way businesses work, says Katherine Barr, partner in the venture capital firm, MDV.

Workers prefer closed doors

US workers prefer enclosed offices and partitioned cubicles over open-plan environments according to a survey by Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based talent management software company. 

Companies need a Chief of Work

Research by real estate firm CBRE suggests that organizations need to create a new executive position in the C-Suite: Chief of Work. This position would align talent (HR), technology (IT) and place (facilities/real estate) toward a common purpose.

Workplace trend #5: Freelance workers will reshape the nature of companies and the structure of careers

According to an article in The Economist, the on-demand economy, which matches jobs to independent contractors, will alter work and the workplace in significant ways.

2015 New Year’s Wishes from NewWOW

Welcome to 2015!

2014 workplace predictions revisited

Last year we selected nine of the hundreds of end-of-the-year workplace forecasts and published them in our News Section. How did 2014’s pundit predictions turn out? You be the judge.

#1: More companies will provide wellness programs (Dan Schawbel, Forbes)

History of the office: Chairs take over

Mark Eltringham of Insight Publishing recently wrote a piece for LinkedIn where he traced the rise of the office chair. Twenty years ago, Eltringham says, the cost of a typical off

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