Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles That May Help You This Week

November 13th, 2017

Credit: iStockEach week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four "corners:" corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!Preview of the First Mass Timber High-Rise in the United States"Images of the Framework building, the first high-rise building in the U.S. constructed out of mass timber materials, provided by Lever Architecture and KPFF Consulting Engineers."

Great Storytelling Connects Employees to Their Work"Connection happens when you see past the details of a task to its human consequences. When you feel connected to the moral purpose of your work, you behave differently. Now “moral purpose” might sound lofty but it needn’t mean saving a puppy or curing cancer; it can involve any kind of human service. And at the end of the day, all business is about service."

[tweet_box design="box_09" float="none"]When you feel connected to the moral purpose of your work, you behave differently[/tweet_box]

Ten Things Never, Ever To Say About Yourself"We have been taught to brag about ourselves in our professional branding, but that's terrible advice.

The more illustrious a person is, the less likely they are to praise themselves. When someone is truly a guru, other people say "That person is a guru!" but the guru doesn't say it about themselves. It would be beneath them to boast. They don't have to, and they don't want to.The people who brag about their credentials on LinkedIn or anywhere else are afraid that if they don't trumpet their accomplishments, no one will respect them."

Is Your Agile Workspace Legible?"In this age of ubiquitous wi-fi and long commute times, a lot of space planning focuses on providing that choice. In question would be where, when or how a person works. For sake of this discussion, we could consider this the ‘degree of agility’. There are several reasons to consider agility. Among them are employee satisfaction, real estate efficiency, granting people choice, and providing employees with a sense of control."

Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn“We are in the Wild West phase of autonomous vehicles, where companies are looking for the state with the least amount of sheriffing going on,” said Henry Jasny, senior vice president at Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a nonprofit based in Washington.

The payoff for Arizona has been a tech boom, with dozens of autonomous vehicle companies flocking here to set up operations. Every day, Waymo, the driverless car business owned by Google’s corporate parent Alphabet, as well as Uber, Lyft, General Motors and Intel now deploy hundreds of cars that drive themselves on the streets of Phoenix, a sprawling metropolis of 1.4 million people."

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!Ken