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How Your Workplace Performs: Real Estate Optimization

Mar 10, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Workplace ISSUE #1: Real Estate Optimization

With the rising cost of real estate and volatility of today's economy, offices need to be flexible to grow and shrink accordingly. At the same time, workers need their workplace to help them remain productive. In order to accomplish this, many are reducing individual workstation space, but are also reconfiguring to include more team spaces, work caf├ęs, meeting spaces and other alternative work-settings. The results can be more functional space that help people work most effectively.

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Topics: Workplace, Real Estate Optimization, Workplace Issues, Interconnected Workplace

Boom or Bust: Competing Businesses and the Interconnected Workplace

Jan 29, 2016 4:26:44 PM
 

Our Story is Part of Your Story

After more than 50 years serving businesses in Houston and Austin, Texas, we have seen a lot of changes occur in our markets and in workplace culture. Since 1962, the workplace has changed dramatically, but one thing has stayed the same. 

Businesses face a laundry list of challenges.

In Houston right now, many businesses are dealing with the drop in oil prices. The Houston economy is more resilient than it once was. Higher education, medical and technology industries continue to grow, but there is still a ripple effect from the decline in upstream oil and gas. In Austin, our customers are facing an entirely different challenge: the battle for talent and quality office space. While residential and commercial development is still strong in Houston, it is BOOMING in Austin. Companies are vying for talented workers and premium square footage as startups continue to grow and west coast businesses flood into the state's capitol.

Companies and organizations in both Austin and Houston are looking for answers to their differing business dilemmas. If you're one of them, some of these answers can come from looking within the four walls of your office. We have a couple of articles that will show you how.  

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Topics: Real Estate Optimization, resiliency, engaging talent, retaining talent, recession, attracting talent

Transform A Carpeted Floor into a Power Source with Thread

Jan 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A recent survey of office workers reported that 73% of people used three or more devices throughout their day to get work done. Similarly, 73% of students now report that they cannot study without the help of technology.

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Topics: Floor Covering, Real Estate Optimization, Thread, power distribution, Construction

Workplace Trends for 2016

Jan 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Happy New Year!

We're excited about what 2016 will bring. Folks are talking about what will be going on in the workplace this year, so we thought we would share a few of their predictions so you can be prepared. Take a look at what's in store for 2016...

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Topics: Design, Real Estate Optimization, trends

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