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  • Meeting TEST - Weds 1:1
    on September 21, 2023

    Meeting TEST - Weds 1:1 – Orion Growth 8:00 - 9:00 Our Hour Read the full entry

  • Life's settings...
    on September 14, 2023

    Life's settings... – Orion Growth Somewhere, three layers deep inside the gear is a setting that’s toggled to the left or the right. It’s not easy to find. You have to think like a systems engineer, and how many of us think like systems […]

  • Missing Ingredients
    on September 11, 2023

    Missing Ingredients – Orion Growth Did you ever have a soup that fell flat on the flavor meter? Sometimes it’s a simple seasoning deficiency. Sometimes it’s a lousy recipe. Achieving depth of flavor in recipes isn’t easy. In Japanese […]

  • a simpler way
    on August 21, 2023

    a simpler way – Orion Growth Three weeks since my last entry - it’s almost as if I had a vacation. I did, and I needed it. The constant cadence of work disconnects us from our ability to draw connections between complex problems. Time off […]

  • Single-Point of Failure
    on August 1, 2023

    Single-Point of Failure – Orion Growth Failure is inevitable. Failure is a requirement for learning. Embrace failure, because it’s going to happen. In fact, the failure is often systemic and is generally caused by or impacted by a much […]

  • Use vs Type...
    on July 18, 2023

    Use vs Type... – Orion Growth There’s a ton of discussion in commercial real estate circles right now about the impact distributed teams are having on office space use. There’s no crystal ball, but the outlook for some office towers in […]

    on July 12, 2023

    #WORKBOLD – Orion Growth The only podcast in the world dedicated to the future asset class called Space-as-a-Service (SPaaS) #workbold Read the full entry

  • Adapt
    on June 22, 2023

    Adapt – Orion Growth We can’t scroll the LinkedIn feed for 10 seconds without seeing groundbreaking technology and innovation at work. What we do, where we do it, and how it’s done are all being reworked. It’s simultaneously exhilarating […]

  • RTO what, how, and why.
    on June 15, 2023

    RTO what, how, and why. – Orion Growth NOT Return to Office (yet) - Return to Origin. RTO is used in e-commerce when a parcel cannot be delivered to the customer for any reason. It’s marked ‘RTO’ and sent back to where it came from. The […]

  • ...synthesis
    on June 7, 2023

    ...synthesis – Orion Growth Bio, Photo, Chemical, Data, Cognitive - overall, synthesis involves the merging or integration of separate entities or ideas to create something new, cohesive, or comprehensive. It is a fundamental process in many […]


01 Feb: Windows 11 review

Does it help reduce and unify? Like them or hate them, nobody understands workflow and custom user settings like Microsoft. …

27 May: People, Process, Place, Hybrid and a bunch of other really ‘right-now’ ramblings…

It’s been a while since I’ve written. The last 6 weeks in the US have been dizzying – especially after…

02 Nov: Winning Idea: Design Contest Update

We are happy to announce Orion’s design contest winner is Paula Wideman from paulaproduct.  Paula has won a complete home…

27 Oct: JLL: 3 Essential Truths Driving Workplace Change due to COVID-19 (Hint: PEOPLE FIRST)

JLL HR Leaders team up to share their perspectives on creating people-centric workplace of the future. At Orion Growth, we’ve…

22 Oct: Survey Report: Global Work From Home Experience

Isometrics and Global Workplace Analytics published their findings on WFH experience, benefits, and barriers to success. MAY 2020

22 Oct: Study: The Transformation of CRE in the Age of COVID-19

Explore how CRE LEADERS are planning for the future.

25 Sep: Finance + Sustainability = Future

As I continue to research the modern workplace, I can’t help but notice the seismic impact COVID has had on…

17 Sep: The Journey to Digital Maturity

Today is September 17, 2020.  For companies who mirror fiscal and calendar year, that means it is budget season.  Analytical…

24 Aug: Calling on Creatives.

Who is ready to get creative?  Over the past few months, I have been trying to figure out how to…

21 Aug: Up Around The Bend: What Could Be Next For Commercial Real Estate (podcast)

Dror Poleg, futurist & author of Rethinking Real Estate, joins Spencer Levy to share insights on the impact of innovation…

13 Aug: The Big Pause: The Rise of the Chief Workplace Officer

The dust is starting to settle.  Management has stabilized business units.  Relationships are proving to be invaluable.  Face to face…

28 Jul: The Big Shift – Virtual is Here to Stay

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the Tools of The Trade.  In it, I explain computer/peripheral hardware…

08 Jun: Working: Less About More, More About Better.

Effective immediately, Friday is now ‘work-ON-home’ day at Orion Growth.  #FoundationFriday The Canadian government released a public service announcement back…

04 Jun: ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWith infectious diseases transmitted through aerosols, HVAC systems can have a major effect on the transmission from the primary…

01 Jun: An Informed Tenant’s Market

I wrote a piece last week stating my opinion that, basically overnight, it became a tenant’s market.  Landlords are working…

22 May: Tools of the Trade

There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that going back to work will look different for different organizations.  My son uses…

14 May: Return-To-Work Series: The Cost of Our Workplace

Getting a Handle on Total Cost of Occupancy & Other Lease Obligations. And just like that, it is a tenant’s…

09 May: Return-To-Work Series: Our Virtual Workplace

Of course, our virtual workplace is at the forefront of everybody’s mind, because just about everyone is working there right…

07 May: Chris and Jack discuss the Power of Design

I really enjoyed discussing the Power of Design with Jack Ossa.  Restoring the human connection is finally on the minds…

06 May: Return-To-Work Series: Our New Workplace

As a design professional, I am thankful for the opportunity to give you my input on how vital it is…

04 May: Return-To-Work Series: Introduction

I’ve had quite a few people reach out to discuss return-to-work programs in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic. As…