14 September 2010 | Posted inworkplace
Posted by Jodi
Today marks the tenth post of our “best of” Work+Place. This week’s “best of” includes:
- Where’s Waldo Working? Waldo takes on the post-recession workplace in Angie’s post (see related article in St. Louis Business Journal).
- Designing for the Casual Workplace. Jim takes us back to a past workplace solution through a fun video.
- Reading is Fun! Susan explores digital reading and its place with the three different types of reading: extractive, immersive, and pedagogic.
- Anti-Collaboration. Doug shares his thoughts on headphone styles…and whether or not they are the best solution for an open workplace.
Check back soon for Episode XI….and let us know your workplace questions.
One of the comments we hear a lot is, “HOK’s such a big firm. Don’t you feel lost there?”
Coming from a very small firm (I was one of eight there; here I am one of 2,400 or so), I ‘ll admit I was a little intimidated…but I’ve found the size issue is a misconception; HOK truly does provide great opportunities for collaboration that you wouldn’t find in a small firm. In addition to having outstanding resources to help with project work (like the Denver project that used staff from San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, DC or the KAUST project that involved up to 400 HOK’ers at one point in time), it …
Thanks Jim for this…
Have you seen this yet?
It’s a video by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Brenman that includes several interesting facts such as:
- China will soon be the number one English speaking country in the world
- If MySpace were a country it’d be the fifth largest country in the world
- 31 billion Google searches are done each month, up from 2.7 billion in 2006
- The first commercial text message was sent in 1992, the total sent each day now exceeds the entire human population of Earth