To rework your office space, take advice from Vanilla Ice

Returning to Work? Your Office Needs a Refresh.

Can we go back? They say you can never go home again, or is it that you can never go to the office again? Think back to your late teens or early 20s, when you moved out of your parents’ house to go to college or begin living on your own somewhere. Now try to remember...
To rework your office space, take advice from Vanilla Ice

Stick to the basics to bring employees back

Can you remember the last time you were really excited to go somewhere? We have a lot of that pent-up energy right now as we all begin to reschedule vacations we canceled over the last several months. Vacations are an “easy out” when thinking about a place we are...
To rework your office space, take advice from Vanilla Ice

Make 2022 the year of ‘we’ and collaboration

Let me start by telling you a story about me. Historically, the week that falls between the Christmas holiday and New Year’s Eve is dead airspace for office buildings. It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing to use their PTO before they lose it, and, whether...
To rework your office space, take advice from Vanilla Ice

Draw conclusions, predictions from the unsaid

Abductive reasoning is using an incomplete observation to make the best prediction we can. My statistician colleague might give us a side eye when we write an insight based on abductive reasoning because she sees it as an unconfirmed logical leap. It can get a bit...
To rework your office space, take advice from Vanilla Ice

Data is a commodity, but insight is gold

A professor once told me, “Data is a commodity; it’s the insight that’s gold.” The pandemic has changed the way we see everything, and right now, many people are reviewing the spaces we occupy for work, play or education. If you are embarking on that journey and...