Insights

  • 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

    by Elliot Felix Everyone needs a flexible workplace 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 …

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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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  • November 19, 2013

    Exploring the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    Forecasting Trends

    brightspot recently held a roundtable on "Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" - a conversation on how to foster entrepreneurship on campus, in the office, and online. We were excited to bring together a diverse audience to share lessons learned, challenges and best practices in supporting entrepr…

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  • May 29, 2013

    Making Space for Innovation

    Forecasting Trends

    Over the last year, we’ve had the good fortune to participate in some of the Innovation Day events at United Health Group, helping them further their organizational commitment in this area through events that feature workshops, presentations, and project competitions.   Space can play…

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  • February 28, 2011

    The Coming Retention Crisis

    Forecasting Trends

    Picture this. Take your best employees and overwork them by cutting back on other staff and support because of budget constraints. Don’t give them a raise for a year or two. Give them less fulfilling work to do since that’s all there is in the current economy. Don’t promote them because you ca…

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  • July 4, 2010

    Sustaining or Disruptive Innovation? Depends on your Point of View

    Forecasting Trends

    “If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse.” – Henry Ford One of the generally accepted views on innovation is that, at the most basic level, there are two types: sustaining innovation which incrementally improves what currently is and disruptive innovation…

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