All posts by Max Chopovsky

Ethos 4.0 Meet the Panelists

Meet the Panelists: Ethos 4.0

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On March 17th, hundreds of event goers will file into Venue One in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood for Ethos 4.0. The event will be the fourth event in a panel series surrounding amazing company cultures, creative workplace design and powerful employer brands.

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#IdeasChat Roundup: The Relationship Between Company Culture and Workplace Design

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The Chicago Ideas movement was built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world. We at Chicago Creative Space had the pleasure of co-hosting #IdeasChat on discussing company culture, workplace design and the coolest space in the Windy City. ​We asked the following 5 questions:

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How to Make a Creative Office Environment

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As startups continue to pop up all over the country the competition for getting creative talent is becoming more fierce. When it comes to creative talent it’s essential to make sure you find ways to keep them stimulated and challenged. If companies want to capitalize on this creativity then giving them an environment that will stimulate them is absolutely necessary.

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The 6 Most Bizarre Offices seen in the Movies

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At CCS we have featured dozens of offices that range from the kooky and crazy to the simple and elegant. Our quest to find the most unique spaces and culture is a never ending one. A recurring theme that we have found in many of our shoots is that movies can play a role in giving the office its character. Be it conference rooms named after films shot in Chicago at Performics or art competitions where employees need to guess what film is being represented via paintings at Upshot, there is no shortage of how films are manifested through office design.

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7 of Australia’s Coolest Offices

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A startup scene is booming down under and it’s looking to take over the world as Australia is becoming one of the leaders for tech startups. The biggest cities that are helping propel the country’s tech scene are Sydney and Melbourne. Both cities hold approximately 19% of the country’s startups, with 12% located in Sydney and 7% in Melbourne. While it is evident that these cities play a big role they are also not dominating the Australia tech scene giving better balance and distribution throughout the country for startups.

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3 Tips on Employee Engagement

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Company culture might be what everyone is talking about, but a culture cannot be successful without strong employee engagement. Company leaders, HR executives and managers are always looking for new and innovative ways to increase and maintain employee engagement. While there isn’t a one size fits all approach, here are three things that you should consider if you want to build a company culture that has great employee engagement.

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What the Blackhawks can teach us about Company Culture

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Doh, duh-di-doh, duh-di-doh, duh-di-doh-di-doh-da-doh Doh, duh-di-doh, duh-di-doh, duh-di-doh-di-doh. Well you must be a girl with shoes like that. She said you know me well….
While you might not be hearing that song until next season the city of Chicago is still celebrating Blackhawks Stanley Cup win. But this isn’t just the rejoicing over winning a championship, but because it is the beginning of a dynasty. In the sports world, creating a dynasty is no easy feat. It requires having top talent not just in the starting line up, but on the coaching staff, in management and leadership. Having won three Stanley Cups within a six year period, the Blackhawks success can be attributed to many things, including the team’s culture. Here are three things you can learn from the Blackhawks on how you can build your company culture.

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10 Tips from Pixar on Building a Creative Culture

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As the tech industry continues to boom throughout the US, creativity is becoming one of the top skill sets being sought after when it comes to new talent. But to attract the cream of the crop, a culture of creativity must exist in order to lure them in. Not only will a creative culture attract the right talent but it will help in maintaining the culture so the company can be successful.

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