Wed.Nov 29, 2023

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One year on from generative AI hype, people are scared and excited about its use

Workplace Insight

Nearly one year after ChatGPT burst into the public consciousness, generative AI (GenAI) has left employees and their organisations both excited and uneasy. According to a recent study [registration] commissioned by Betterworks and conducted by Propeller Insights, over half of employees are using GenAI at work for complex activities and believe it has the potential to reduce bias across a swath of HR processes, despite the fact that only 41 percent of organisations are actively evaluating it or

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How to Practice Gratitude in Your Daily Life

Success

Introducing the practice of gratitude into your daily routine can have a transformative impact on your well-being and outlook on life. Expressing what you’re most grateful for and appreciating life’s little things will positively shift your perspective on life. Gratitude is a simple and accessible tool you can use to bring a greater sense of thankfulness for life, even its challenges.

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Innovate To Captivate: 20 Unique Ideas To Elevate Your Coworking Space

Allwork

In a bustling market where coworking spaces are as common as coffee shops, standing out is essential. Unconventional features can be the key to making your space memorable and successful. Here are creative and user-friendly ideas to elevate the member experience at your coworking space. In a bustling market where coworking spaces are as common as coffee shops, standing out is essential.

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The Making a Difference Foundation Ensures People Without Housing Aren’t Without Good Meals

Success

The Making a Difference Foundation (which encompasses Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank), is one of five nonprofit organizations SUCCESS magazine is spotlighting during the week of Giving Tuesday. Early in November, we posted on our social media accounts asking followers to nominate a charity they felt was making an impact in their communities. We tallied up the nominations and are pleased to highlight the hard work these organizations are doing behind the scenes to better the lives of others

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Offices Of The Future Will Be Uniquely Tailored To Each Company

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Offices should be customized based on the specific workflows and culture of individual companies rather than adhering to outdated, one-size-fits-all models. While remote work has benefits, there are still advantages to physical office spaces, particularly for community building and collaborative events. It’s important for workplace leaders to balance private and communal workspaces, and rethink common areas as multipurpose hubs, and align office designs with corporate culture.

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IWG Moves into the Chicago Suburbs

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IWG is making a significant investment in the Chicago metro area, despite the city’s commercial office challenges. According to a report published by The Real Deal , the flexible workspace provider is adding 21 new locations in Illinois, with a particular focus on Chicago’s suburbs. This sizable expansion comes at a time when the city’s traditional office market is experiencing high vacancies due in-part to the increase of hybrid work schedules.

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The Enneagram Gift Guide: Personalized Christmas Gifts for Every Enneagram Type

Success

The Enneagram is a personality framework that identifies nine distinct personality types, each with its own set of core desires and characteristics. As holiday shopping picks up, one way to make the gift selection process more meaningful is by considering the recipient’s Enneagram type and what they want and need. From the perfectionist’s desire for order to the enthusiast’s quest for excitement, find the perfect presents for your loved ones based on their Enneagram.

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Hybrid Workspaces Transform Dubai’s City Centre Deira

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City Centre Deira, a major shopping mall in Dubai, is set to offer hybrid workplaces next year. Beginning August 2024, this mall will add hybrid workplaces into its existing floorplan — already home to numerous retailers, theatres, cafes, and restaurants. According to a report published by Gulf News , the initiative stems from a partnership between the mall owner Majid Al Futtaim and IWG, owner of the Regus workspace brand.

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Where are the iconic office furniture products of yesterday?

Workplace Insight

Over the past week or so, this image has gone viral on social media. It is of a group of Bauhaus design students from around 1927. They are called Martha Erps, Katt Both and Ruth Hellos. The full image (reproduced below) shows them with legendary office furniture designer Marcel Breuer, who Erps would later marry. The story of the photograph can be found here.

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

Sharing your authentic self in a virtual interview can be an unwanted challenge. How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

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Spain Emerges as the Number One Haven for Digital Nomads

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It’s no secret that over 50 countries around the world are contributing to the rise of digital nomadism by offering specialized visas to remote workers. These visas offer unique terms such as tax rates, visa lengths, and minimum income requirements that differentiate one country’s visa from another. Recently, the visa factors were analyzed in a report called the “Digital Nomad Visa Index” published by Visa Guide.

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Flexible workspace market will be worth up to $50bn by end of decade

Workplace Insight

According to a new market intelligence report , the worldwide flexible workspace market could exceed between 35 and 50 billion US dollars by 2030, reflecting the growing demand for flexible and agile work environments. The report claims that the escalating demand for flexible workspaces is on the rise, propelled by a heightened desire for convenience and comfort in prime locations such as offices and auditoriums.

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Episode 503: Juliet Funt Talks About Embracing White Space for Productivity

Productivityist

In this episode “from the vault”, originally released in November 2021, I had the pleasure of chatting with Juliet Funt , author of “A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work” Together, we delved into how the often-overlooked concept of whitespace is crucial for creativity, productivity, and a balanced life.

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Creating the epicentre: unlocking the untold benefits of next-generation office spaces 

Workplace Insight

Many associate the notion of futuristic office spaces, filled with equipment like sleep pods and beer taps, with companies that have a young workforce or challenger brand identity. The association is often linked to tech giants like Google, which created quite a stir when it originally revealed its indoor slides. Whilst the inclusion of playground furniture in the office is not right for every business, the assumption that unconventional workspaces should be limited to unconventional companies s

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Threat of recession means half of firms say they have stopped innovating

Workplace Insight

Half of UK C-suites (50 percent) say that the threat of recession has meant innovation has ceased in their business, according to brand new research from consultancy Magnetic. Just 22 percent disagree, with 28 percent undecided. This corroborates the 56 percent who say they’re prioritising the survival of their business above all else; an especially concerning figure when two-thirds of the sample are large businesses with more than 250 employees.

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People are more likely to accept advice from an AI animal, if the idea fits the species

Workplace Insight

People are more accepting of advice from an AI in animal form if the idea seems to them to fit the species, such as running advice from a whippet, according to new research from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (UCD Smurfit School), HEC Montréal, and Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China). Consumers are then more likely to engage with the animal AI than humanoid AI if the activity, experience, or product is designed to be fun.

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Demand for sustainable buildings and tight regulations drive business case for investment

Workplace Insight

The current economic environment is creating challenges for investors and occupiers to make the case for investing in retrofitting and futureproofing their real estate. JLL’s new The Commercial Case for Making Buildings More Sustainable report outlines three key factors that should be prioritized in occupiers’ and owners’ decision-making to create a more resilient and sustainable built environment.

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MillerKnoll issues 2023 Better World Report, detailing strides to design a better world

Workplace Insight

MillerKnoll, the global collective of dynamic design brands, has published its 2023 Better World report , detailing the company’s goal to design a better world through sustainability, community impact, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). In 2021, following Herman Miller’s acquisition of Knoll, Herman Miller was renamed MillerKnoll, and the brands’ shared legacies of sustainable and inclusive design were brought together.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

New vaccine mandates and testing policies will affect employers with more than 100 workers. Get Paycor’s free, customizable vaccination policy template to communicate critical details and new requirements to your employees. Get Paycor’s Template today!