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Thanks to our friends at Loosecubes for featuring DEGW’s very own Peter Bacevice in their latest newsletter. Peter recently wrote a guest post on the Loosecubes blog about networked individualism and its impact on work culture.  Check it out and be inspired to Crowdsource Your Next Water Cooler Chat!

The same practice, now strengthened with a broader range of related expertise.

For four decades, DEGW has guided organizations on the relationships between people and the design of physical place to enhance organizational performance. This tradition continues on a wider platform, as DEGW becomes the Strategy Plus practice at AECOM.

Strategy Plus is a new practice at AECOM that joins together the strategy consultants of DEGW with AECOM’s planners, interior designers, architects and building engineers. From insight to implementation, Strategy Plus enables clients to evaluate and optimize their performance—from the policies that shape their workforce to the buildings and spaces where work is conducted. Read the rest of this entry »

This is Part 2 of a three part post called The City is the Office, by Andrew Laing, Director of Strategy at DEGW North America. Click here to read Part 1.

The shift to using mobile devices and geolocation services to obtain workspace ‘on demand’ reinforces the idea that even in this world of exploding technology, place matters more than ever. Now we have more choice!

At the WorkTech conference Larry Prusak  made a forceful argument for the value of place and space for the creation and sustenance of knowledge in communities. He believes that:

  • Space is critical for knowledge.
  • Clusters of talent and creativity are built around physically networked places (look no further than Silicon Valley).
  • There is no substitute for being there (in person).

Others argued that new technology is in fact creating rich contexts for collaboration. Nicole Yankelovich CEO of WonderBuilders showed us 3D virtual worlds in which affinity style brainstorming can be achieved virtually. The primary workspace becomes virtual.
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In early 2010, DEGW hired a new director, Bryan Croeni, and set up shop in Seattle, WA. Bryan came to us from Perkins + Will where he was a senior consulting specialist. Since joining us, he’s been concentrating on leading DEGW’s consulting work in pharmaceutical and life sciences on the West Coast and has been developing our national change management service further.

Bryan’s a registered and LEED-accredited architect with a background in large-scale project management and strategic planning, and a resume packed with senior level positions at a variety of firms. We asked him a few questions so you could get to know him better.
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