Insights

  • November 15, 2019

    The Seven Roles of Research Commons

    Forecasting Trends

    In this post, we break down the seven types of research commons found at academic libraries today, and give our best advice for how to establish yours.

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  • September 10, 2019

    Three Academic Research Trends That Are Reshaping University Spaces, Technology, Support Services, and Staffing

    Forecasting Trends

    Academic research is evolving to meet the needs of society. Learn how your institution can adapt to the top 3 recent trends in research methodology.

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  • August 16, 2019

    Academic Workplace Innovation: How Universities Are Rethinking Spaces for Faculty and Staff

    Forecasting Trends

    Higher education institutions must adapt their spaces for modern work. Learn how to design compact offices, open workplaces, and unassigned workplaces.

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  • August 7, 2019

    Making Space for Online Learning

    Forecasting Trends

    Institutions are seeing the growth of online learning in higher education. Learn how these courses can be improved when approaching education space design.

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  • February 5, 2019

    Today’s Library is Tomorrow’s Workplace

    Forecasting Trends

    Learn how academic libraries use spaces, services, and technology to impact the work styles of students as they prepare to enter the workforce.

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  • January 9, 2019

    Three Driving Forces Transforming the Landscape of Higher Education Today

    Forecasting Trends

    Colleges and universities are facing unprecedented cultural, demographic, and technological shifts. Learn how to stay ahead of the changing landscape.

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  • November 30, 2018

    Budgeting for Collaboration: Planning for Shared Student Services

    Forecasting Trends

    Institutions and students alike are facing financial pressure; for instance, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently calculated that state funding for higher education since 2008 is down 16 percent or $1,409 per student. Inside Higher Education’s 2018 CFO surveys revealed that only 63 …

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  • August 24, 2018

    The Flexible University Workplace

    Forecasting Trends

    The workplace is becoming more flexible. Freelance and contract work is on the rise – 34% of the U.S. works on a freelance or contract basis and that’s expected to soon rise to 50%.

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  • April 12, 2018

    The Flexible Workplace

    Forecasting Trends

    Every employee and every organization needs a flexible workplace. Unless of course they are in an industry impervious to technological and demographic change, in a business with surplus capital that’s not expanding or contracting, with customers who are completely satisfied, and employees who all work the same way, have no life outside of work, and want to keep doing the same forever.

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  • April 29, 2015

    Let’s Get Phygital… in Retail

    Forecasting Trends

    6 Ways Retailers are Blending Physical and Digital Experiences in “Clicks and Mortar” Stores Every quarter, we gather for a Learning Day to recharge our minds and creativity. This past Learning Day we took a dive into how companies are integrating technology and digital content into their phy…

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