Office Evolution

Office Evolution explores innovative and emerging workplace trends and examines how they’re affecting our physical office spaces, corporate cultures, and employee productivity. This series brings an increasingly popular office trend to life that challenges conventional wisdom about the workplace.

Strategy
Researchers find a surprising neurological benefit to daydreaming at work
Stephen J. Bronner
A wandering mind isn't always bad.
Office Evolution
How coworking spaces changed the office for good
Stephen J. Bronner
Led by the multi-billion-dollar WeWork, there are now more than 18,000 coworking spaces around the globe. How did we get here?
Strategy
How embracing emotions can propel your career
Ali Pattillo
Stop leaving your feelings at the office door, experts say.
Office Evolution
How a standalone closet became essential to the open office
Stephen J. Bronner
Enter the rise of the office phone booth.
Strategy
6 tips to actually get work done at home, from the parenting experts
Stephen J. Bronner
If you’ve been struggling with your dual role of working and parenting, here are six tips from professionals with experience doing both.
Office Evolution
Could the much-maligned cubicle be making a comeback?
Stephen J. Bronner
“The workplace will increasingly be called upon to provide what working from home cannot.”
Strategy
Meditation: Researchers find 3 cognitive benefits while working remotely
Stephen J. Bronner
If you’re having trouble finding balance, taking some time to focus on your mind can work wonders.
Strategy
Work from home tips: 3 unexpected ways good posture can boost the brain
Stephen J. Bronner
Studies have shown that sitting up straight isn't just good for your health.
Fresh out of everything
Amazon offers higher pay as grocery orders skyrocket and workers walk out
Thor Benson
With people avoiding leaving the house as much as they can, a lot of people are getting their groceries from Amazon, and its warehouses are struggling to keep up.
Drone home
When are delivery drones coming? UPS is getting closer
Thor Benson
With people practicing social distancing to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, UPS has announced it's working on new package delivery drones.
Not in the black
Coal just became expensive, and renewables might benefit
Thor Benson
Coal is now the world's most expensive fossil fuel, and renewables keep getting cheaper. The job market is primed for a change.
Prime Numbers
Coronavirus economics could tilt the scales in favor of Amazon — permanently
Thor Benson
As people are staying home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Amazon is seeing an increase in demand as small businesses suffer.
Going corporate
Video shows 'nightmare' Boston Dynamics robot has a boring job like everybody else
Thor Benson
It appears a robot built by Boston Dynamics that was once feared by many now has a day job.
From red to green
New report shows solar jobs leaving coal in the dust—especially in the South
Thor Benson
The solar industry is simply glowing.
Strategy
Make your business the center of the universe
Emma Betuel
Let's talk about understanding networks.
Some jobs suck
A legal case could threaten anonymous Glassdoor reviews
Thor Benson
A case involving Glassdoor and the Electronic Freedom Foundation is at the center of free speech online.
Scaled Up
How one startup learned that when it comes to hiring, you can't just wing it
Stephen J. Bronner
Jonathan Wasserstrum of SquareFoot shares his story.
More like ro-not amirite
Trump's trade wars paused 2019's robotic revolution
Thor Benson
Though automation is increasing every year, it appears Trump's trade wars slowed its growth in 2019.
Here I am
100 scientific papers reveal the key to creating a lasting personal brand
Emma Betuel
Here's the science of personal branding.
Innovation
Strategy by Inverse: Get on with the real business of living a better life
Inverse Staff
Level up beyond entry-level life hacks to make more meaningful choices for your future based on the latest research.