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We’ve spent almost 25 years studying work, workers and the workplace. Here’s what we’ve been learning.

Startup Culture

Marked by personality, passion, authenticity and agility, startup culture fuels some of our favorite workplaces.

Startup Culture

Workplaces

Great office design not only improves functionality and productivity, it helps us love how — and where — we work.

Workplaces

Productivity

On our best days we work hard — and smart. Here’s what productivity looks like for today’s worker.

Productivity

Wellbeing

Bringing your best self to work means bringing your whole self to work: brain, body + heart.

Wellbeing

Customer Stories

We love our customers. These are some of our favorite, most inspiring stories.

Customer Stories

Startup Culture

9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

Rarely can a business raise funding without a thoroughly researched business plan. Entrepreneurs must convince investors they are on the road to succe [...]

How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowl [...]

How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

When I ask entrepreneurs how I can help them, mentoring comes up with regularity. After their need for funding, mentoring is likely their second highe [...]

Ready to Launch a New Product? 7 Ways to Analyze the Market

December 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Ready to Launch a New Product? 7 Ways to Analyze the Market

Launching a company or developing a new product or service is a leap of faith for most entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. With so much information to or [...]

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Workplaces

6 Powerful Benefits of Great Office Design

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Powerful Benefits of Great Office Design

The benefits of well-designed workspaces impact not only existing employees but the talent companies hope to attract, as well. For job seekers navigat [...]

5 Trends in Office Design to Increase Happiness and Productivity

March 9th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Trends in Office Design to Increase Happiness and Productivity

Business leaders, entrepreneurs and human resource professionals agree: Office design can increase happiness and productivity. At a minimum, workplace [...]

How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowl [...]

Conference Room Not Working? 5 Ways to Reimagine It

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Conference Room Not Working? 5 Ways to Reimagine It

Big celebrations, company-wide announcements and executive meetings are popular examples of when conference rooms are used. But too often, and increas [...]

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Productivity

Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

We've all been part of meetings that drone on and become an exhausting part of the work day. If you've ever thought there must be a better way of shar [...]

Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

The office does more than providing a place to work — it can also deeply impact your mood and your productivity. Employees who have control over their [...]

6 Habits of Top Achievers That Can Help You Get an Edge

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Habits of Top Achievers That Can Help You Get an Edge

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, recently came out with a new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Ico [...]

6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

Science proves what we already know to be true: nobody performs well under pressure. Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It [...]

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Wellbeing

Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

We've all been part of meetings that drone on and become an exhausting part of the work day. If you've ever thought there must be a better way of shar [...]

Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

The office does more than providing a place to work — it can also deeply impact your mood and your productivity. Employees who have control over their [...]

6 Office Design Tips to Increase Employee Wellbeing

January 26th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Office Design Tips to Increase Employee Wellbeing

There’s an undeniable link between creativity and wellbeing in the workplace. As Steelcase research has shown, "people who are happier at work are mor [...]

6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 6 Tips to Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

Science proves what we already know to be true: nobody performs well under pressure. Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It [...]

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Customer Stories

DropDrop Studios

April 4th, 2016|Comments Off on DropDrop Studios

DropDrop Studios of Grand Rapids started in a space that didn't do much to support a fast exchange of ideas, creative collaboration or their desire f [...]

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Groove

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

When it comes to offering a jaw-dropping work environment for tech-savvy coders and marketers, Baltimore’s Groove has their stake firmly planted as th [...]

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Mighty in the Midwest

January 7th, 2014|Comments Off on Mighty in the Midwest

When it comes to hard work and grit, entrepreneurs in the midwest are showing the world that they've got what it takes. Grand Rapids-based Mighty in t [...]

Zaarly

September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

“There’s not a right way or a wrong way – there’s only the way that you choose to build your company.” - Bo Fishback He should know. The idea that fi [...]

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