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How to Prepare Your Workplace for Generation Z

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

From Boomers to GenXers to Millennials and Gen Zers, each new generation enters the workforce with their own set of workplace design and cultural expectations — based on their unique opportunities and challenges. Today, Generation Z steps into the workforce, bring a whole new way of thinking about the design of an office environment. How

A Look at the Workplace of Tomorrow

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The future of work is a hot topic for industries across the board. Our own Julie Berry and Reagan Long went to NYC this year for WORKTECH18 — a leading international workplace conference — to explore the present and future state of work for the people and technology involved. Below, we reflect on the top

Exploring Wireless Lighting Technology in Your Office Space

AUTHOR: Branden Songer   POST DATE:

In May 2018, ESL Spectrum graciously hosted me as their guest for the LIGHTFAIR International show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event welcomes designers, architects, engineers, and lighting representatives and showcases the latest interior, exterior, decorative, and wireless lighting designs by lighting manufacturers. While exploring the many artistic and tech-advanced lighting designs showcased at

Designing Your Office Space for the Mobile Workforce

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

The ability to use technology to work from virtually anywhere in the world continues to gain traction. In fact, it’s predicted that the global mobile workforce will increase to 1.87 billion people in 2022, accounting for 42.5% of the total global workforce. Imagine cutting two hours from your commute each day, taking your kids to

NeoCon 2017: A Look Back at the Look Forward in Commercial Design

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Last week, several Carson Design team members ventured to The Mart in Chicago, Illinois to explore the latest commercial design and business trends at the NeoCon 2017. Following is a list of our top product and design finds from this year’s event. Flooring Across the Showrooms by Abbey Kochert This year, I was completely blown

WORKTECH 17: Learning From Industry Leaders in Technology, Innovation and Design


Image above courtesy of WORKTECH One of our lead interior designers, Kelly Lea, recently attended the WORKTECH 17 conference in New York City. The conference serves as a forum for all those involved in the workplace, as well as real estate, technology and innovation. WORKTECH 17 brought in some of the brightest names in the

Confidentiality in an Open Office Environment

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Here at Carson Design Associates, we’ve worked with several clients who have transitioned their workspaces into an “open office environment.” (See Rolls-Royce and Officeworks as just a couple examples.) Many organizations do this to strategically enhance the flexibility of their workspace, support collaboration, or reduce hierarchy. And while there are definite benefits to this move, it also begs the

Carson Design Associates Turns 25: A Conversation With Jack Carson + Julie Berry

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

The year was 1991. George Herbert Walker Bush was in the third year of his presidency. Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls won the first of their six NBA Championships in July. Nirvana released Nevermind—an eventual gold and platinum album. In that same year, Jack Carson founded Carson Design Associates in Indianapolis. Over the next quarter century, he and

Our Top Office Design Trends From Neocon 2016

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

It’s June, and that means the return of the annual Neocon trade show at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Each year, nearly 500 manufacturers showcase their latest commercial designs for the workplace, retail, hospitality, healthcare, and other vertical markets. And this year, seven members of our team scoured all four floors of the show space

5 Critical Questions when Developing a Workplace Strategy

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1. What are your corporate mission, vision and goals? Clearly defining your objectives, such as trying improve collaboration and communication, reduce real estate costs, build a workplace community, or perhaps respond efficiently and effectively to churn, will be aligned with your mission and vision to develop a workplace strategy 2. Are there any initiatives that