Work and the NextGen Office

Work and the NextGen Office

The Architect magazine this month has a feature on work –  you can learn more at their website – it’s an important topic, because we mostly do too much of it.

On the front page of the article is a drawing that lists some of the activities we enjoy (endure?) in the workplace:

  • focus
  • nurture
  • nourish
  • meet
  • research
  • grow.

It’s a good list, but I think it misses something really important. In my experience there are two very different kinds of focus work.

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BIG and Small

BIG and Small

Glen Small and Bjarke Ingels: vive la difference. Architect Glen Small writes about Bjarke Ingels in this article. The comparison is interesting: Both are full of energy and ideas. Their architectural strategies have a number of things in common. But they could not be more different from a business perspective. The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) hasRead more about BIG and Small[…]

Strategy

Strategy

I have been involved in strategy for a long time, both inside companies and as a consultant. I have been publishing some thoughts on how to apply strategy to business at www.tim-barnes.com.

Music is more than…

Music is more than…

I came across this (thanks, Stephanie!) this afternoon: it’s a group of people who get together to explore home-made musical instruments, many of them combinations of mechanical and electrical or electronic components. Some of them are played in conventional ways, some make music under computer control, and some combine multiple techniques.  What’s nice about thisRead more about Music is more than…[…]

Music and Ego

Music and Ego

Music connects us. We celebrate the richness of life through creativity—expression of beauty, pain, our reality. Our task is to create better thoughts and feelings so people can be united. Unity is the result of letting go of the walls we build in our minds. Learning to say “yes!”—first to ourselves; then to each other. I’mRead more about Music and Ego[…]