Workplace Design Enhances Innovation 

Innovation is one of the top 5 business drivers. What’s involved? Creativity (coming up with an idea valued by others) and innovation (turning the idea into reality). While the degree of innovation varies, it is imperative to remain relevant. Learn more about company innovation and the direct impact of workplace design.

6 Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

Every organization has a need to innovate, but it can be hard to figure out how to begin. Advisor to Fortune 500 companies and professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Dr. Jeff DeGraff shares practical tips on promoting a culture of innovation.

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Design Implications for Creativity & Innovation

Building or reallocating an existing space for an “innovation lab” begins with asking the right questions and forming the right team. Explore the “why” and “how” of company innovation as the foundational first steps in the design process.

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How Social Spaces Foster Creativity and Innovation

Organizations feel pressure to innovate, but it’s humans that come up with the ideas for innovation. Learn how bringing smart people together in smart ways requires a rhythm of activities in distinct types of spaces.

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The Rise of Collaborative Innovation

Looking to create spaces for collaboration, education, and experimentation? Learn how company innovation led to the creation of a new collaborative idea sharing lab—designed to drive change for an entire industry.

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What Companies Get Wrong About Innovation

University of Michigan professor, Dr. Jeff DeGraaf, believes everyone, everywhere has the power to innovate. He shares stories demonstrating what companies often get wrong—and how to get it right. Learn how to focus on your competencies and critical feedback to build your innovation strategy.  

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4 Creative Leaps Your Business Needs

Natalie Nixon, PhD, creativity strategist, tees up the differences between “who wants change” and “who wants to change.” Gain practical advice around curiosity, improvisation, and intuition at work, the business ROI of creativity, and more. Great for anyone looking to build their creative confidence.

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Optimizing the Workplace for Innovation

What does it take so that people can be free to do what they need to do to innovate? Innovation requires the right spaces to support the ideal creative rhythms (yes, this means minds and bodies need rest!). Get the framework in our design guide, complete with foundational considerations, inspiration, idea starters, and more.

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Use Brain Science for Smart Design

Explore evidence that supports the 2 behaviors that optimize creative thinking for innovation: high-focus work and restorative activities. Understand how people need to experience these on their own and with others. Learn how new ideas come about, the 4 stages of creative cognition, what happens in the brain, and the implications for space design.  

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A True Living Lab

How do you offer clients a place to experience what the future of work can look, feel, sound, and even smell like? Learn how a Workspace Innovation Lab fuels innovative partnerships, with a pulse on where work is going.
 
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Elevating the Business of Building

How can a space drive innovation? By strategically designing spaces to be open and shared to promote the collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas essential to innovation. Learn how innovative solutions led to a part coworking, part hands-on research facility.

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Breaking Down Barriers and Building a Community

Silos and physical barriers made it difficult to maintain the collaborative culture needed to support company-wide creativity and innovation. See how a $500-million global innovator renovated its headquarters to create a state-of-the-art technological development facility that supports the importance of innovation in business.

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