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Work in Progress: Creating Inspiring Workplaces

Posted by Path Interactive on : January  31,  2016
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Once a month, we gather a list of six stories from the world of office design trends we think are worth reading. This month, we are reading about the year’s office design trends, women in the World Economic Forum, and small or medium business owners that inspire!

Office Design Trends

8 Top Office Design Trends for 2016, Fast Company

New years bring new inspirations for how to turn workspaces into hothouses of creative vitality. This year, experts have weighed on with their predictions for this year’s hot office design trends. Ideas such as hidden wires, more natural spaces, and community areas highlight their design forecasts.

Go Inside 3 Incredibly Chic Office Spaces, Architectural Digest

Startup companies have injected new insight into the conversation about work-life balance. Small, bold companies have begun to take their spaces in exciting directions, creating offices where employees will look forward to spending their time. Let the innovative spaces designed for three small companies inspire your own workspace!

Women in the Workplace

The Surprising Reason Women are Held Back in the Workplace, Fortune.com

Much is said regarding the external obstacles women face in the crusade for true parity in the workplace. While these obstacles present very real hurdles, some of the challenges women face come from within themselves. Overcoming the internal disincentives toward success plays an important role in achieving both equality and fulfillment.

CEOs in Davos: How They’re Driving Women in the Workplace, Linkedin.com

The panel “When Women Thrive” presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos presented compelling ideas for driving the success of women in an executive setting. Engaging both men and women in the conversation, ideas such as transparency of pay and offering critical benefits for women made for a discussion important to everyone in the business world.

Survey: 60% of Women in Tech Report Unwanted Sexual Advances in the Workplace, Forbes

A recent survey shows embarrassing and uncomfortable harassment happens with more frequency than many people in business realize. Unwanted advances towards female co-workers, unconscious biases which hurt the potential for equal success in the workplace, and blatant discrimination create unfortunate situations for working women.

Get Inspired

The 2016 SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards, SmartCEO

Successful small businesses create benefits for everyone around them.Not only do they boost the economic potential of their city, region, or nation, but they inspire other potential entrepreneurs to create their own success. Get inspired by these 50 exciting businesses who took risks to create opportunities, including Benhar Office Interiors!

Benhar Office Interiors believes inspiration can come from anywhere you find it. If you’ve come across an article that encouraged, fascinated, or energized you, tweet it to us at @BenharOffice with the hashtag #WorkInProgress.