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You Can Build the Workplace of the Future: Here’s How

Do you feel inspired in certain environments? Stifled and stressed in others? It’s not just your imagination. There are scientific studies that explain why most people hate working in cubicles, or why we’re better at conceptual thinking when we’re in rooms with high ceilings.

In his TEDx Talk, Designing a Better Future, architect Scott Wyatt explores the power of design and how it shapes the way we think and perform. He’s now applying what he’s learned to create elegant, functional floor plans and building arrangements that are designed for the way work gets done today. Generative buildings, for example, encourage collaboration, creativity and chance meetings with people you don’t see every day. Read more

Transformation can be a breeze with these 5 change management techniques

Here’s the dilemma: Change requires a different mindset, but the brain loves routine.

We naturally organise our thoughts around patterns and mental maps that have been developed in our thinking throughout the course of our lives.

Sometimes these maps are helpful; sometimes they’re not. Most change requires that we challenge our mental maps and form new connections in the brain – and this takes a lot of energy and motivation.

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Stuck in a rut? 5 tips to get moving again

You’re facing a blank page. You’re stuck debating a tough choice. You’re trying to navigate a never-ending to-do list. What now?

There are always going to be times when you’re feeling stuck. While it may seem counterintuitive, one of the most valuable things you can do to get moving again in these situations is to stop and think.

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The Real Reason They’re Not Reading Your Emails

Here’s an experiment. Read the following paragraph once:

With hocked gems financing him, our hero bravely defied all scornful laughter that tried to prevent his scheme. “Your eyes deceive,” he had said. “An egg, not a table, correctly typifies this unexplored planet.” Now three sturdy sisters sought proof. Forging along, sometimes through calm vastness, yet more often very turbulent peaks and valleys, days became weeks as many doubters spread fearful rumors about the edge. At last from nowhere welcome winged creatures appeared, signifying momentous success.

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