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  • Organizational Ecology
    on February 14, 2024

    Organizational Ecology – Orion Growth I want to riff off a post that a colleague, Phil Kirschner, made this week on LinkedIn about org health. The post came from the viewpoint of an org’s sustainable competitive advantage based on their […]

  • MisDisinformation
    on February 6, 2024

    MisDisinformation – Orion Growth Misinformation is false or inaccurate information - getting the facts wrong. Provided the data collection process is engineered with proper intent, a statement like ‘data doesn’t lie’ is misinformation. If […]

  • MRV to EOV
    on January 30, 2024

    MRV to EOV – Orion Growth MRV (Monitor, Record, Verify) strategy is a solid foundation for moving towards EOV (Ecological Outcome Verification). EOV is a holistic approach to assessing the health and resistance of land and ecosystems, […]

  • Dependencies
    on January 26, 2024

    Dependencies – Orion Growth We all see them in different ways. Natural system dependencies refer to relationships and interactions in ecosystems and the environment. They usually play a major role in circular systems, like soil health, the […]

  • Living Right Now...
    on January 9, 2024

    Living Right Now... – Orion Growth The future of work. The future of education. The future of organizational structure. The future of AI. The future of cities. The future of the internet. When did everyone become a Futurist? I feel bad for […]

  • I learned that...
    on December 5, 2023

    I learned that... – Orion Growth Use every crayon color that you’ve got. A fishing pole sinks faster than a tackle box. Nothing turns the day around like lickin’ the mixin’ bowl. I learned that from a three-year-old. Read the full entry

  • Inching Closer - web2.5ish
    on November 2, 2023

    Inching Closer - web2.5ish – Orion Growth Sometimes the biggest shifts in general-purpose technology seem to take the longest time to reach mass adoption. Web3 is no exception - or is it? In this piece, we’re going to take a look at the […]

  • Bifurcation
    on October 3, 2023

    Bifurcation – Orion Growth noun - (1) the division of something into two branches or parts. “the bifurcation of the profession into social do-gooders and self-serving iconoclasts” (2) either of two branches into which something divides. […]

  • 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 […]

ARCHIVE ARTICLES

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…