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  • Post-Traumatic Growth
    on March 21, 2023

    Post-Traumatic Growth – Orion Growth Seems like the lines are being drawn. Words like mandate, force, back, lure and return seem to be amplified across multiple channels. We interface with a lot of different lines of business and we welcome […]

  • 1095 Days
    on March 13, 2023

    1095 Days – Orion Growth March 13, 2020. It was a Friday. Our kids were at school, and I was in a zoom meeting with a client from Missouri. Three weeks earlier, the first confirmed US case of Covid-19 was made public in Snohomish County, […]

  • Connection
    on February 27, 2023

    Connection – Orion Growth Funny that word. Connection. It brings up emotions and helps us communicate a feeling or a sense of being together. Connection quality varies. There are people we connect with on a very tangential level, then there […]

  • Writers
    on February 20, 2023

    Writers – Orion Growth The reposted articles, questionable data graphs, and disparate discussions surrounding return-to-work have turned me cranky. It could be the pollen, too. Read the full entry

  • rEI
    on February 17, 2023

    rEI – Orion Growth The 3am wake-up thoughts are the best. Sure, they’re disruptive to sleep quality but neural correlates of Eureka moments are GIFTS to entrepreneurs. They are the output generated from all the input - and they’re not […]

  • Workwars
    on February 8, 2023

    Workwars – Orion Growth It started with a declaration of war on the office. Nobody asked for it, but everyone wanted it. Freedom. Freedom to get the work done that needed to be done in a way in which was chosen by the individual contributor, […]

  • Regenerative Tech (rT)
    on January 30, 2023

    Regenerative Tech (rT) – Orion Growth Regenerative means able to or tending to regenerate—to regrow or be renewed or restored, especially after being damaged or lost. Read the full entry

  • Define Orion Growth
    on January 19, 2023

    Define Orion Growth – Orion Growth We get asked about our model at Orion Growth all the time. Read the full entry

  • Unagi
    on January 12, 2023

    Unagi – Orion Growth 1. A state of total awareness: only by achieving true unagi can you be prepared for any danger that may befall you. Read the full entry

  • Prove It
    on January 9, 2023

    Prove It – Orion Growth Sweeping changes to CRE are coming in 2023. This isn’t a prediction piece, but rather a collection of observations and discussions we’ve been having that are gaining momentum. Discussions that will ultimately lead to […]

  • The 'Real' World
    on December 13, 2022

    The 'Real' World – Orion Growth "Because when you get to the real world, you'll need these skills." Read the full entry


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…