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How to Create Conditions for Creativity in the Workplace in 2021

By Brett Baltz on May 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

In a time of unprecedented change, people want to be creative at work. On top of that, business leaders know creativity can help them compete, bringing higher revenue and greater market share to their organizations. 

Topics: Business Issues Creativity & Inspiration
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Building a Resilient Workplace: 6 Ways to Optimize Office Real Estate

By Brett Baltz on Dec 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM

From rising real estate costs and focus on more collaborative work, to an increase in distributed teams in a post-COVID world, many organizations are choosing to adopt real estate optimization strategies. 

If you've stumbled across this article, you're probably wondering, what exactly is real estate optimization and how can it help me rethink my workspace? 

While the answer isn't so simple, your partners at Egyptian are here to help understand you what real estate optimization is and how it can help you shrink your real estate footprint and amplify the performance of your people. 


Real estate optimization is making effective use of commercial real estate to maximize square footage, reduce overhead costs and increase efficiency and productivity.  If you’re paying for an office space that’s too big or unused, that’s not real estate optimization.

The key to real estate optimization is to embrace and build a resilient workplace to support your organization's unique strategy, core purpose and culture. Most importantly, you should also focus on your people. 

According to Steelcase, researchers define resilience as the ability to adapt to changed circumstances while continuing to maintain core purposes and integrity. To put it simply, it's not just about making things smaller, but better. 

5 ways to build a Resilient Workplace

1. Use big Data to Develop a Better Workplace

Topics: Business Issues