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Herman Miller’s 12 Rules to Design By ArchDaily

Posted by Breanna Sheldon on : June  05,  2018

Some readings on all things design, culture and of course… furniture!

Herman Miller’s 12 Rules to Design By, ArchDaily

Herman Miller conference room furniture is roundly regarded as an example of superior office furniture design. The sensibilities of those who lead the company set the bar for all those who hope to become like them high. Designers of all stripes may find these 12 pearls of wisdom regarding form, function, and design inspiring.

Employee Well-Being

If Work Is Digital, Why Do We Still Go to the Office?, Harvard Business Review Online

The globalized business world has made it easier than ever to work from anywhere. So why do people still choose to complete their duties in the office? Quality workplaces with thoughtful design and functional furnishings entice employees to come work in a space where they can share knowledge in an inspiring environment.

Office Perks Are Dumb, Bloomberg.com

Recent office design trends brought us workplaces that include areas for active play. These creative spaces were intended not only to increase employee satisfaction but to entice top talent to join the company. Yet the superficial perks may not have a lasting impact on the talent pool, as savvy employees look past them towards more sustaining benefits.

How to Rebuild Your Mojo after Escaping a Toxic Workplace, Forbes.com

Not all workplaces represent hothouses of creative support and ingenuity. Those who have escaped unfortunate or toxic positions may find it difficult to recover in the wake of an oppressive job. There are strategies, however, to get you back on your professional feet.

Women in the Workplace

Don’t Call People “Sweetie” or “Honey” in the Workplace, Entrepreneur.com

Terms of endearment may endear you to those who care about, but they have no place in company culture. So says PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. At the seventh annual Women in the World Summit, she spoke passionately of the issue of belittling nomenclature, as well as other issues facing women in the workplace.