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Why McDonald's swapped suburbs for city

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/8/19 5:18 PM

In 2018, McDonald's relocated its headquarters from suburban Oak Brook to downtown Chicago, Illinois. The burger makers have followed other corporations like Motorola and Kraft Heinz into the city in order to attract younger talent. What made them and so many others make this decision, and what are they doing to handle the move, manage employee retainment, and increase satisfaction in the city?

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Topics: Real Estate, Corporate Workplace, Mobility, Workspace Design, Employee Experience

Pros and cons of an open office

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/17/19 9:20 PM

Open offices can come in many different shapes and sizes. If you don't like your current arrangement, there are plenty of ways to fix that! But at the end of the day, an open office may just not be for you. Let's take a look at the ups and downs of this increasingly popular office design. 

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Topics: Corporate Workplace, Workspace Design, Employee Experience

Study: Shower facilities make employees 5X more likely to bike to work

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/4/19 5:10 PM

Here at TransitScreen we like to help our employees have the most convenient commute possible and for some of our staff, that includes bikes! But, no one has the same commute and with so many modes of transit at our disposal, you may not even travel the same every day. That's why we provide shower facilities for our employees who like to bike to work, or via another form of travel that may not leave you squeaky clean when you get to work!


Photo provided by Ashley Ross at eden.io

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Topics: TDM, Corporate Workplace, Mobility, Workspace Design, Employee Experience

What's wrong with your open office floor plan and how can you fix it?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 5/28/19 5:20 PM

Open offices have swept over every industry and company size. Facebook has taken its win for having the largest open office floor plan in the world. But why is that even something to brag about? Inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation have given way to open offices.

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Topics: Corporate Workplace, Workspace Design, Employee Experience

An office for the people: Designing a workspace that works for your employees

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 5/14/19 10:08 AM

Just like no one person is alike, no one company is either, so why have an office that's just like hundred other offices? You don't have to pour millions into your design in order to have a space you and your employees will be comfortable in 40 hours out of the week. 

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Topics: Corporate Workplace, Workspace Design, Employee Experience