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The Last Word: Common Desk’s Nick Clark on Why Introverts Just Might Need to Be in the Office, and More

by | Sep 19, 2022
Clark was a recent guest on Keurig's "Café Culture" podcast, which explored ideas about creating café culture from the coworking category. In the podcast, Clark talks about how he founded Common Desk; how he loves it when people walk in off the street mistaking the company's locations for a bar; and how he first discovered the "magic" of having "serendipitous interactions" while coworking. But two topics jump out of the podcast: why it's important for introverts to be "prodded" into going back to the office, and why companies should look for "culture adds," not "culture fits."
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Rideshare Startup Alto To Open New ‘Community-Centric’ HQ in Dallas Design District
by | Jun 27, 2022
The ridesharing startup is moving into bigger digs in Quadrant Investment Properties' Manufacturing District development in the Dallas Design District.

The relocation follows Alto's $45M Series B round last June and a recent expansion to Silicon Valley. Alto's new 16,000-square-foot HQ offers "community-centric" amenities like Lounge 141, a shared rooftop lounge with panoramic views of downtown Dallas. 
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Capital One Aims to Go ‘Fully Hybrid’ by Opening All U.S. Offices September 6
by | May 19, 2022
Capital One's founder and CEO, Rich Fairbank, says his company has faced difficulties and challenges in the last two-plus years—but also found "new ways to adapt and thrive." Now, nearly a year after saying Capital One would become a "hybrid work company" moving forward, he expects all company buildings and campuses to be open to all associates beginning September 6—with most employees working both in-person and virtually.
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WeWork Acquires Dallas-Based Coworking and Flex Space Startup Common Desk
by | Jan 25, 2022
It's the first acquisition by WeWork as a public company since its new CEO's arrival.

Common Desk, founded in Dallas by Nick Clark in 2012, has grown its network to serve 4,000 customers at 23 locations in Texas and North Carolina. It will now operate as "Common Desk, a WeWork Company."
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Vari’s New Global HQ Is a Proof of Concept for the Idea of ‘Building‑as‑Service’

Vari broke ground for its new headquarters on Tuesday.

The plans for VariSpace Coppell represent its “disruptor” attitude: “It’s a purpose-built building for a company with a purpose,” says Design Principal Andrew Bennett at BOKA Powell.
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Light at the End of the Tunnel: Dallas Region Companies Prep Workplaces and Employees for an Imminent Return
The hybrid work model will be the norm for some time, says a recent survey by the Dallas Regional Chamber. Beyond a safe return to the workplace, business leaders are grappling with the psychological side of re-entry.

Here are insights from area employers along with survey results.
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Community Toolbox: A Winter Storm and a Pandemic. Here’s a Round Up of Resources to Help North Texans
by | Feb 19, 2021
Here's a round up of resources that can help in North Texas' unprecedented winter storm.

You'll also find updates on funding, grants, and assistance for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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State of the Workforce Highlights COVID-19 Disruptions and Unveils Talent Development Plan

by | Nov 18, 2020
The inaugural event discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the North Texas economy and innovative efforts to address regional workforce needs.
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This New Texas-Based BioSecurity Company Is On a Mission to Protect All Businesses From COVID-19
by | Nov 2, 2020
Born from COVID-19, ReturnSafe is a new company that wants to help educational institutions, nonprofits, long term care and nursing home facilities, sport event venues, and more safely open. Its holistic platform incorporates the best breed of technologies, from thermo temperature readings to Bluetooth contact-tracing, to give administrators access and information in the event that an employee tests positive.
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Fidelity's 337-acre campus in Westlake, TX. [Courtesy: Fidelity Investments]
Fidelity Is Hiring 550 Client-Facing Positions in North Texas to ‘Fuel the Innovation Talent Pipeline’
by | Oct 19, 2020
Fidelity Investments is responding to evolving needs during the COVID-19 pandemic with 4,000 new client-facing roles across the U.S. It is also using technology to enhance its hiring process, recruiting college students and new graduates, and improving its onboarding processes.
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When COVID Struck, the Sidley Austin Law Firm Shifted Toward Employment Law, Bankruptcy Work
by | Oct 15, 2020
Sidley Austin made an action plan that emphasized areas of legal work that it anticipated would ramp up during a downturn as the pandemic began to make its way to the U.S., says Dallas office managing partner Yvette Ostolaza.
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How Verizon Retrained Nearly 20,000 Workers to Avoid Layoffs

by | Sep 28, 2020
Through a robust retraining program, Verizon aimed to meet customer needs and ensure employee well-being during the global pandemic.
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Work-From-Home Demands Spur Growth at DFW Data Centers
by | Sep 17, 2020
Digital transformation plans compress from years to months amidst COVID-19.
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Dallas-Based Next Level Insurance Agency Partners With ThinkHR to Launch COVID-19 Crisis Response Center for Businesses
by | Sep 16, 2020
The benefits agency announced a partnership with the people risk management solution to provide Dallas businesses with resources and communication support for pandemic-related concerns at no cost to clients.
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Q+A: Mary Dickinson is Helping Companies Make Their Workplaces Healthier
by | Sep 14, 2020
Perkins + Will's Mary Dickinson talks strategies for reducing COVID in the workplace, such as UV light and HEPA filtration. "We are working with facilities on cleaning protocols to avoid creating a false sense of security," she says.
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