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The Future of Work Is Seasonal
Our lives are influenced by seasonal and cyclical events, so what if our work behaviors followed suit? We explore the possibilities of seasonal work.
Are People the New Workplace Amenity?
Being with people may be the new workplace amenity — and a compelling reason to draw people back to the office for those that haven’t returned.
What Workplace Can Learn From Airports
The best airports put a hyper focus on the passenger experience, so what if we leveraged the same lessons from the best in aviation design to enhance...
There’s No Place Like the Office: Infusing Hospitality Design Into the Workplace
In this episode of the Gensler Design Exchange podcast, we discuss the importance of infusing hospitality design into workplaces to turn offices into...
Why It’s Time to Demand More From Our Workplace Experience
Here are 10 considerations for reimagining the workplace to deliver more from technology, be bold on resilience, and enhance our humanity, health...
The Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent Is Your Office Design
Now that more employees are returning to the office, we're observing changes in how the workplace is being used. Enhanced technology, a focus on...
Hybrid Is Here to Stay: 5 Considerations for Creating a Better Hybrid Experience
Here are five reasons why hybrid work is here to stay, including design implications for creating compelling, people-centric hybrid experiences.
How Emerging New Workplace Realities Will Drive Corporate Real Estate Strategies
Coupled with Gensler’s workplace research, our survey of CRE executives offers valuable insights on return to office timing, the long-term impact on...
How Inclusive Design Supports Resilience and Climate Preparedness
We have an opportunity to design places that are inclusive for all people that can also promote resilience and make preparedness more accessible in...
10 Considerations for Transitioning Back to Work in a Post-COVID-19 World
Here are 10 considerations, tools, and methodologies for creating a better workplace experience and attracting people back to the office in a...
What the Workplace Sector Can Learn From Retail’s 20+ Years of Designing Hybrid Experiences
In an increasingly hybrid world, offices, retail stores, and other physical places need to bring people together and create community. Now, as the...
Why the New Workplace Ecosystem Is Key to the Future of Work
As we think about the future of work, consider a new workplace ecosystem — a Swiss Army knife approach to choosing the whole suite of places and...
New Gensler Workplace Survey Findings: Employee Expectations for Future Office Design and Culture
In this episode of the Gensler Design Exchange podcast, Gensler workplace experts share key findings from Gensler’s latest U.S. Workplace Survey and...
3 Lessons From Today’s Students That Will Shape the Future Workplace
Coupling findings from Gensler’s Workplace Survey and Education Engagement Index research, we’ve identified three key findings that the future...
Design Forecast 2022: Government & Defense
With walk-in services going virtual and workers embracing hybrid office strategies, government operations and the physical offices supporting them...
How Are Companies and Employees Planning for the Future of the Office?
Amid a constantly evolving pandemic, how are companies and employees planning for a return to the office? Gensler's workplace survey research offers...
US Workplace Survey Winter 2021
Our U.S. Workplace Survey Winter 2021 uncovers what employees are expecting as the return to office begins — and how workplaces can adapt to...
Why Inclusive Design Is a Critical Advantage in the War for Talent
For companies who are looking to compete in the war for talent by delivering a positive employee experience, inclusive design is a critical...
5 Trends CRE Leaders Can Use to Reimagine a New Workplace Reality
Here are five trends commercial real estate leaders are evaluating to drive business performance, innovation, and employee engagement.
How Companies Are Using the Office to Transition to the New Reality
By giving employees the power to tailor their own experience, we can create an office that’s ready for multiple futures.
How Younger Workers’ Preferences and Workstyles Will Define the Future Workplace
The preferences and workstyles of our younger workers will increasingly define the future of the workplace for everyone. How will this impact how we...
Here’s Why Employees at Top-Performing Companies Need the Office
Top-performing companies support flexibility and encourage remote work, but they also value the role of the physical workplace to bring their talent...
US Workplace Survey Summer 2021
Top-performing companies are three times more likely to increase their real estate footprint post-pandemic, according to findings from Gensler’s...
Three International Lessons for U.S. Workplace Well-being
As organizations across the globe grapple with questions around the return to the workplace, figuring out how to adapt an organization’s culture is...
Lessons From India: 4 Interventions to Inform the Future Workplace
Gensler’s India Return to Work Survey 2021 reveals that workers in India are embracing a hybrid work model — but they face unique challenges and...
4 Emerging Patterns About Hybrid Work and the Future of the Office
As workers around the world continue to experiment with how and where they work in the face of ongoing uncertainty, Gensler's global Workplace...
Why Now Is the Time to Rethink Workplace Amenities
As global enterprises prepare their return to the office, many are asking: what amenities might deliver the greatest returns in today’s evolving work...
Will Remote Work Trends Benefit Smaller, More Affordable Cities?
How can cities function as an attractive extension of the office in the age of “anywhere work?”
China Workplace Survey 2021
Chinese workers are back at the office — and the workplace is still the primary anchor of the workweek.
China’s Return Offers a Glimpse Into the Post-Pandemic Workplace
China’s profound and successful transition back to the office was the first of its kind — here are some emerging findings from our China Workplace...
Lessons From China: What Hybrid Work Really Looks Like in Practice
The Chinese workplace is back open — and the experience of these workers holds lessons for the rest of the world as we consider what a hybrid...
Government & Defense: Design Strategies for a Post-COVID World
Gensler’s Government & Defense leaders explain how governments worldwide are shifting their workplace strategies, and how many are designing...
Shaping an Equitable Future With USPS
How can the largest retailer in the country, the United States Postal Service, help create conditions to facilitate equity?
Sketching the New Hybrid Workplace
In this look at the future of hybrid work, Gensler architects and workplace designers shared their visions for the post-pandemic workplace and how it...
5 Design Interventions to Mitigate Virus Risk in the Workplace
To help return to work safely and to reduce future operational risk, Gensler collaborated with Haven Diagnostics to simulate how design impacts the...
Security and Democracy: Designing Public Buildings for Safety and Accessibility
Design has a key role to play in maintaining the balance between openness and security — in promoting both security and democratic values.
Real Estate Must Offer Human Experiences, as We Escape Virtual Lockdown Living
The recovery is an opportunity to realign real estate value with human experience.
Across the Globe, Workers Want a Hybrid Work Model
Gensler's latest Global Workplace Surveys uncovered some universal truths: most office workers want a hybrid work model, and the office is still the...
Rebuilding Community in the Post-Pandemic World
When we can return to the office and resume other in-person activities, creating places for people to spend time together and rebuild community — not...
Surprising Truths About the New Hybrid Workplace
Gensler's Workplace and Research leaders host a Q&A with Michael Gao, M.D. of Haven Diagnostics, on the return to the office and the future of the...
5 Trends Driving the New Post-Pandemic Workplace
Here are five workplace trends that have been accelerated and now are driving priorities for the new post-pandemic office.
Design for the New Hybrid Workplace
As we plan for the new workplace, we need new design tools to meet the new design demands, and advances in technology and design tools is driving...
Designing Government Offices for the Post-COVID Era
As we prepare to return to the workplace, whenever that happens, what should public agencies and departments be doing to prepare a workplace that can...
How the Pandemic Can Lead to Better Public Meetings
Public meetings are the foundation of modern participatory democracy. So, what do we do when it’s dangerous or impossible to gather people in public...
Envisioning a Future for USPS Real Estate
As the largest retailer in the nation, the United States Postal Service is uniquely positioned to shape the future of communities across America.
Just a Government Town? Think Again.
High-profile tech companies and consumer brands are relocating to Washington, DC. And they’re not coming for the usual Washington reason: to be near...
How Can You Win the Talent War?
The competition for talent is heating up each day and potential employees are firmly in the driver’s seat. Gensler Co-CEO Diane Hoskins calls out...
Designing the Connected Workplace
Gensler is creating a new type of connected workplace using building software and sensors, and it’s transforming office design.
Getting Ahead of Change
ROUNDTABLE — In this age of uncertainty and rapid change, what actions are global companies taking to prepare their workplace platform for success...
Workplace Trends: A Decade of Data
INSIGHT — Ten years ago, the arena of workplace research was a different place. Today, our knowledge of workplace metrics has revolutionized the way...
Want to Attract Top Talent? Focus on the Employee Experience
The workplace of the future is more about ‘how’ we work; bringing people together to collaborate, innovate, learn, and socialize.
Making Global Business Work
Documenting strategies to improve government relations in emerging markets.