Fitting human and organizational needs into the same room: a perspective on office personalization
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Fitting human and organizational needs into the same room: a perspective on office personalization

Guest blog post by Riikka Manninen, CityWorkLife project trainee The inconsistencies of everyday life at the office create heated discussions among the workers themselves – but also among academic researchers. Change is a common word heard in the corridors and meeting rooms of office buildings. Change is happening in the intangible world steering businesses and … Continue reading

Are flexible work options utilized? Some snapshots of our survey results
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Are flexible work options utilized? Some snapshots of our survey results

In spring 2013 the personnel of two large Finnish organizations participating in CWL project responded to our flexiwork survey. The survey investigated, among other things, to what extent the employees of these two organizations utilize flexible work options. Below some interesting results of the survey. Almost a quarter of the employees of the two sample … Continue reading

Teleworking in Finland
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Teleworking in Finland

Last Friday, September 20, Finland celebrated its third annual Teleworking Day, or Home Office Day as it was this year called. There were almost 24 000 individuals and over 700 companies who had officially announced their participation in the campaign on it’s official web site. Microsoft Finland and The Finnish Environment Institute were the main … Continue reading

Yahoo & Zappos Leaders Take Different Views on Innovation and Place
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Yahoo & Zappos Leaders Take Different Views on Innovation and Place

In a recent post for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, I note the different perspectives that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh offer on the role of location and innovation. From Get Out of Your workplace Bubble: Marissa Mayer spoke recently at the Great Place to Work conference about “the elephant in the room” — her … Continue reading