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The modern workplace of today bears little resemblance to the modern workplace of 50 years ago. Just think about the mid-day booze-swilling, male-dominated, Mad Man-era office setting compared to today’s increasingly diverse, kombucha-sipping, dog-friendly open spaces. Some changes have evolved slowly like workplace diversity and others have cropped up seemingly overnight like gourmet coffee bars and company kick ball leagues. 

We’ve written a lot about the environment of today’s modern workplace, but as you strive to keep your company attractive and competitive today, it’s critical to plan for what’s going to make it shine in the future. The last thing you want to do is invest in a full-scale office remodel, only to find what you consider modern today is outdated thinking five years from now. Making those predictions may seem like an exercise in futility which office worker in the 1970s would dream that ping-pong tables would replace conference room tables and cubicles would relegated to the depths of office hell? That’s why we’ve put together a guide for planning for the office of the future. 

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Today's companies must think beyond just competitive salaries and generous benefits packages to attract top talent. The modern office environment has become the de facto face of the companies that workers are competing to enter. But businesses need more than modern furniture, open concepts, and cappuccino-slinging baristas to ensure the face of the modern company isn't just a facade.  

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When hiring a new employee, you search carefully for the right candidate who checks all the boxes from a skills, personality, and experience perspective. It’s important to find someone with the right tools for the job, who would fit in with the current team, and who will continue to help promote company culture. When you find the right person, it’s obvious.

When it comes to fulfilling the company mission however, it’s just as important to create the right environment as it is to find the right employees. Don’t waste an ounce of the talent you’ve cultivated at your organization.

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The benefits of modern office design are proven and plentiful, but employees often lament about their lack of privacy and quiet spaces that are lacking in open office concepts. Learn why companies must look for ways to add privacy and quiet areas without reverting to the traditional office design and how they can do it.  

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Superhero. Police officer. Firefighter. Service member. Meeting room hero? If you're reading this blog post, your childhood dreams of heroism aren't as far off as you might think. Here are our three steps to becoming the hero of meetings by eliminating tediousness and boosting productivity for all. 

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Today more and more companies compete for new employees, not only on salaries or benefits but in the work environment too, to make the employees shine giving them the ability to perform their A-game. 

In this infographic, we give you an easy way to improve work environment and help your employees stay productive - even improve convenience and their happiness too. 

An Activity-based workplace is an ever-changing environment. New and alternate approaches to workplaces are continually emerging. The latest growing trend is called Activity Based Working (ABW).   

Activity Based Working aims to boost collaboration, productivity, and flexibility while reducing costs.  It's a workplace strategy that provides people with a choice of settings for a variety of workplace activities. Rather than forcing individuals to undertake all their work at one setting, ABW allows people to physically locate themselves where it is most suitable for them to complete their job.  

[Infographic] A one hour meeting is never just a one hour meeting

The Curse of the One-Hour Meeting.

There’s no shortage of jokes about the futility of the average business meeting. Comic strips lament it. Television shows highlight its honor in the hierarchy of company doldrums. It’s possible there is a level of Dante’s Inferno devoted solely to business meetings. 

Almost everyone in today’s business world has experienced the frustration of meetings on scheduling more meetings, the one-hour meeting that stretches well into the afternoon, and most agonizingly, the crush of work that follows the valuable time spent planning for, scheduling, and organizing meetings. 

How To Avoid Distractions From Killing Your Employees' Productivity

Losing focus throughout your day can be deadly for your workplace productivity, and it destroys the workplace experience. Often, at AskCody, we talk about the "meeting room booking nightmare." Today, we'll be talking about another nightmare that happens at every single workplace over and over again. The famous "Tap on the shoulder" nightmare. In this post, we discuss the cost of that. Every day in the workplace, knowledge workers diverts their attention to interruptions and other distractions, thereby diminishing efficiency and productivity. At the same time, too many employees complain about the work environment due to that two out of three employees feel that their colleagues disturb too much. 

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