2012 is winding down, and I’m looking forward to 2013. Typically, I’m not really good at following through on long, detailed lists of new year’s resolutions, but at this time of year I’m on the lookout for inspiring ways to get my new year off to a great start. Maria Konnikova is the author of […]
Steelcase’s recent issue of 360° Magazine, titled Culture Code, shares a big body of research on workplace culture across eleven countries. The following is a sampling of three interesting workplace culture perspectives (by country) from this research.
A few years ago, I bought a height adjustable work table so we could experiment with standing work postures versus sitting working postures. A few people tried the stand up table, but it took awhile for anyone to really stick with daily use. In the last year that all changed. Justin was the first Atom […]
Carl has written about the good, the bad and the ugly of transparency, but he has always stood by his conviction that a culture of openness is essential to sustainable business success. I believe in transparency as a philosophical basis from which to run a company. The resulting trust, loyalty, buy-in and contributions of your […]
Steve Denning, author of The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century has published a succinct overview of Scott Page’s book The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies in Forbes this week. I found Denning’s review of Page’s perspectives on the potential for diversity fascinating. This […]
I’m a workplace designer by professional experience and education. As Atomic Object’s multi-tasking business manager, one of the many hats I wear is as its workplace planner and designer. Before joining Atomic Object, I researched and designed leading edge workplaces for Herman Miller. The Harvard Business Review is not my typical go-to source for insights […]
In his blog, Great Not Big, Carl has written about the three things every company needs in order to enjoy sustainable success: idea, execution, and culture. Recently, while reading the June 2011 issue of Inc, I came across Chris Savage of Wistia and his blog, savagethoughts.com. They each have some great perspectives on the powerful […]
In 2010 Atomic Object was honored with the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This award program is part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation. Recently, I listened in on a conference […]
Elvis Costello sings the melancholy tune, “A Good Year for the Roses.” The song has stuck with me, but the sad sentiment doesn’t match the colorful riot of rose blooms showing in Atomic Object’s parking lot this summer.