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Facebook’s ‘big room’ supports a walk-and-talk culture

Posted by: Peter Trollope, Business Development Director – Greater China & Korea, Project and Development Services In the Facebook session yesterday I had the opportunity to hear the story behind the transformation of the Palo Alto Sun Microsystems campus into the current Facebook campus. Frank Gehry called personally offering to design the campus to house [...]

Do you work in the third workplace?

AT&T’s definition of innovation is when invention and co-creation come together to create economic value, says Chris Mach, Global Workplace Strategist at AT&T.  Mach discusses how research plays a role in innovation and how AT&T is moving beyond the workplace and even the home office to create the third workplace at CoreNet 2012.

Thinking creatively to guide innovation

Emily Watkins discusses the new “mandate” for corporations to constantly manifest and cultivate innovation. Emily led a session at CoreNet that leveraged ideas from The Innovator’s DNA around the four behaviors of creative thinking: questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting as well as applying these behaviors with associational thinking. In the session, attendees tied this new [...]

Creating value through discussion

Ed Noha shares what he’s heard discussed at CoreNet Orlando. Primarily, attendees have been engaging in open, honest conversations about how to create value — quickly. Ed led a well-received session about how to ask probing, disruptive questions; how to understand what’s really going on in the business; how to network to get more diverse [...]

Business intelligence in real estate

Dave Sawdey discusses the biggest opportunity for commercial real estate organizations to leverage business intelligence, what it will take to get better demand forecasting, and how commercial real estate can better understand variables in the built environment that drive productivity.