Innovative Workplace Design Starts By Asking The Right Questions

August 14, 2019 by Catherine Porth

Haven’t taken our survey yet? You can still take it here! Read on for part two of a deeper dive into the results and make sure to check out the overview here and part one here.


In the first two articles, we discussed that the dominance of digital screens in our work and private lives is already “here and now” as opposed to being for the “future workplace. We also explained that most screen-enhanced workspaces can be considered unique because the function of those spaces is truly in the eyes of the beholder – or in this case – worker.

In this article, we want to share the strategy we take when designing workplace design surveys. Specifically, why we ask the questions that we do and the insights we’re able to capture by taking an indirect questioning approach.

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The Screen-Centric Future Workplace - a Partnership with Work Design Magazine

July 23, 2019 by Dr. Jian Huang

Together with our research partner Work Design Magazine, we launched a survey to learn more about what screens tell us about how people really work. Between May 14th – 31st of this year, 368 of you participated in our research. Here is part one of the results!

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Space Functionality is in the Eye of the Beholder

July 22, 2019 by Dr. Jian Huang

Why can’t we all agree on the best use for some screen-centric workspaces?

Together with our research partner Work Design Magazine, we launched a survey to learn more about what screens tell us about how people really work. Between May 14th – 31st of this year, 368 of you participated in our research. Here is part one of a deeper dive into the results! Make sure to read the overview here.

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The Future of Screen-Centric Workplaces

May 16, 2019 by Dr. Jian Huang

This year, in partnership with Work Design Magazine, Survature is working to better understand nuances in human-technology partnerships. For the last several years, we have worked with designers, architects, CRE professionals, and corporate workplace experts to better understand what workers need in their workspaces to be more productive, focused, and engaged. Now we are taking the initiative to do a little of our own research.

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Four Big Discoveries from IIeX Attendees

May 9, 2019 by Dr. Jian Huang

IIeX North America has made a name for itself as an event for research innovators and new technologies. Everyone you meet, from attendees to presenters, has their own thoughts on what technologies are going to impact the world of insights the most. This year, the Survature team had the opportunity to present our research and innovations in capturing group psychology through our methodology - Priority Modeling.

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Want to know what World Cup fans really think? Use these 3 lessons we’ve learned from running 50,000+ person surveys.

July 16, 2018 by Dr. Jian Huang

The World Cup has come and gone. There’s no doubt that throughout the last several weeks   companies all over the world have been capturing as much data as they can to better understand soccer fans. Knowing the real reasons behind people’s decisions can serve many business needs. Solid data about what fans truly think is a starting point that fundamentally affects the clarity, precision, and confidence of your strategic initiatives. We’ve helped many organizations get solid data from tens of thousands of people. We’ve learned a few things we want to share from this experience.

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4 things that can make or break your data analytics presentation

January 15, 2018 by Dr. Jian Huang

How to present data analytics effectively has been a popular topic during Survature user workshops. Typically the question goes something like, “We’ve got so many findings here, any suggestion on how to present them?” While users and their specific cases for presenting results may vary, there are some things everyone should watch out for and consider when presenting your survey findings. Here are four things we have found that can make or break your presentation.

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Avoiding the problems of groupthink

August 7, 2017 by Kurt Zinser

Ask the leadership team of any organization and they will tell you that making difficult decisions is part of the job. One word they often love and hate is “strategy”. My co-founder, Jian, wrote a blog about how the paralysis of analysis can kill strategy and how to avoid that. Jian referenced an oft quoted phrase that resonated with readers and myself personally. That was: “culture eats strategy for lunch”.

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Connect the dots to see the real picture hiding in feedback

April 25, 2017 by Dr. Jian Huang

So, there is a lot of data at our disposal these days. Lots of it. And along with all this data often comes the feelings of “I am not getting what I need from the data” or “it’s just a lot of wasted time and effort”.

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Using data + psychology to unlock people’s true opinions

April 13, 2017 by Dr. Jian Huang

Good feedback, a willingness to understand, a desire to improve … These altogether lead to meaningful actions and positive changes.

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