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11/30/22
What Lies at the Core of Environmental Graphics?

Incorrect — Environmental graphics are graphics pertaining to the natural world, sustainability, or the environment....

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11/28/22
Optimize Your Headquarters, Don’t Waste Space!

What is the purpose of a headquarters? In a digital market where most employees work...

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11/4/22
Embody the Values Your Consumers Are Looking For

Your list of core values is more than just a break room decoration. If you...

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10/28/22
Considering a New Headquarters Project in 2023? Be Suspicious of Imposters

It’s no surprise that after the COVID-19 pandemic, employees rank work-from-home and hybrid flexibility high...

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Insight
10/24/22
What Makes a Beautiful Brand?

With a world swamped with brands, it can be hard to stand out among the...

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10/21/22
How Can a Brand Showcase Your Business’s “Personality?”

What do people think about when they see your brand? Or more importantly, what do...

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Insight
10/19/22
How Remote Work and Banking Tech Have Changed Branch Operations

As consumers embrace digital channels, financial institutions are adapting. Long-term trends of branch closures and...

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Insight
10/13/22
The Solution to Planning Season: Strategy

While summer has only just come to a close, planning season for 2023 and beyond...

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Insight
10/11/22
Long-Term Trends Show Growth in Banked Households and Mobile Banking Usage

Sound Strategy Anticipates Consumer Demand Financial institutions that offer robust consumer services operate in a...

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Insight
10/7/22
Give Me Data or Give Me Death!

What can the right data tell you about your branch? How do you know if...

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Insight
10/3/22
Don’t Go into Planning Season Without Data Analysis

It’s that time of year again. A time for organizations all over the country to...

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Insight
9/30/22
Is Your Merger Causing Mayhem?

Hundreds of banks and credit unions go through mergers, making the likelihood of facing one...

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Insight
9/27/22
Discover The Foundational Elements of Your Brand

What’s in a brand? An organization by any other name could deliver the same value...

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Insight
9/19/22
Is Your Brand Feeling Bland These Days?

Does your bank or credit union use the word “state, first, national, trust, or savings”...

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Insight
9/14/22
Digital Content Planning: Strategize Your Screens

It’s planning and strategy season, which means that financial institutions and retailers are all evaluating...

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Insight
8/18/22
The Critical Impact of Furniture on Retail Space

How often do you look at a piece of furniture and ask yourself, “How many...

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Insight
7/6/22
Headquarters Training: Your Employees’ Tickets to Success

The main office for a bank or credit union serves many functions for an organization....

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Insight
6/29/22
Can a Headquarters Impact Employee Retention? Absolutely!

When you think of your organization’s headquarters, you probably think of it as your base...

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Insight
6/21/22
Attracting Employee Talent with a New Headquarters IS Possible

Job markets and industries change frequently, sometimes in favor of employee talent, and sometimes in...

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Insight
6/1/22
Your Headquarters Technology Can Move You Forward or Keep You Stagnant

With more and more employees working from home, and with consumers utilizing digital channels for...

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Insight
5/18/22
Lumber and Steel or Sticks and Stones: NewGround Experts Weigh in On Rising Price of Materials

Why are prices going up? It’s a question we ponder whether checking out at the...

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Insight
5/5/22
Headquarters Safety is More Than a Fire Drill

Safety is more than a buzzword. It is a key deciding factor in whether or...

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Article
4/26/22
Get a Jump-START on Your Headquarters

There are many things to consider when planning for a new headquarters, and some organizations...

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Insight
4/6/22
Environmental Graphics: The Link Between Past and Present

Many financial institutions ask themselves the same question. How do I honor my past legacy...

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Insight
3/17/22
Your Headquarters Condition Matters, Here’s Why

Your Headquarters Condition Matters, Here’s Why What do the next five years of your headquarters...

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Insight
3/11/22
What Does the Branch Network of the Future Look Like?

Network Transformation and The Update Cycle At NewGround, we help our clients envision the future...

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Insight
2/28/22
A Headquarters Strategy that Fits Your Organization

Financial retail spaces change frequently to meet the ever-changing consumer market, but headquarters design and...

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Insight
2/2/22
The Impact Your HQ Space has on Talent Retention

Is Your Business Suffering from Turnover and a Lack of Talent Retention? It’s not just...

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Insight
1/26/22
NewGround’s Project Management Advantages

A Project Management Partner that Puts Client Concerns First From strategy to concept to implementation,...

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Insight
1/20/22
Do Your Headquarters Workspaces Foster Collaboration?

How to Make Sure Your Headquarters Works for Your Employees Now more than ever, workplaces...

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Insight
1/12/22
Are You Ignoring Your Check Brand Warning Light?

By John Mathes, Director of Brand Strategy | NewGround Sputtering. Hesitation. Inefficiency. Loss of power....

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Insight
12/29/21
Confusion is Free. Clarity Requires Research.

Effective Strategies are Built on Data and Led by Goals Successful businesses define their goals...

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Insight
12/16/21
Brands are Developed at the Intersection of Strategy & Creativity

Discover the Essence of Your Brand Through a Proven Strategic Framework Well-defined brands impact every...

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Insight
11/23/21
What Factors Necessitate a Branch Transformation?

A Branch Transformation Can Help Your Organization Deliver Consistent Value The success of your consumer-level...

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Insight
11/3/21
Transform Your Branch Strategy with Clear Goals in Mind

Develop Strategy at the Intersection of Values, Data, and Technology Your branch strategy isn’t static...

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Article
10/25/21
Branded Spaces Start with Strategy

Design an Environment that Embodies Your Brand What is a brand if it doesn’t inform...

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Insight
8/18/21
Branch Strategy: Don’t Trust Your Gut

Intuition can serve you well, but facts are a necessity. Authored by: Scott Florini, VP...

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Insight
7/29/21
Strategic Planning: It’s OK to Crawl Before You Walk

How this mentality could impact a financial institution’s success for the next 10 years  ...

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Insight
7/21/21
Time is of the Essence: Why Summer Strategy Planning is Best

Timing is key to every aspect of strategic planning for financial institutions. Following seasonal cycles,...

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Insight
7/13/21
Following Strategy First as a North Star in Prototype Designs

What are Prototype Designs? A brilliant strategic design tool, prototypes allow designers and stakeholders to...

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Insight
6/28/21
Regroup, Reassess, and ReBalance for Success in a Changing Banking Landscape

There is a “new normal” in retail banking, and understanding how to navigate it takes...

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Insight
6/15/21
Merger and Acquisition Blueprint for Banks and Credit Unions, Part 2

Mergers and acquisitions can create exciting opportunities for financial institutions and their consumers. The strengths...

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Insight
6/10/21
Merger and Acquisition Blueprint for Banks and Credit Unions, Part 1

Mergers and acquisitions can create exciting opportunities for financial institutions and their consumers. The strengths...

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Insight
6/1/21
How Colors of a Space Appeal to Consumer Emotions

Visually seeing color taps into one of the strongest of our five senses. “Color has...

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Insight
5/20/21
Why Design Options Matter in Client Success

Design choices are all about answering questions. These questions have to do with the space,...

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Insight
5/14/21
The Impact of Modular Furniture & Space Planning

“Furniture manufacturers are continuing to develop new products that are user-friendly and can be reconfigured...

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Insight
5/4/21
Celebrating National Construction Safety Week

It’s National Construction Safety Week! To celebrate the workers on our frontline job sites, today’s...

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Insight
4/26/21
The Top 5 Retail Design Trends to Watch in 2021

The future of retail is forever changed. Over the past year, we have witnessed so...

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Insight
4/19/21
The Top 5 HQ Trends to Watch in 2021

The past year has proven to create a drastic change in how we live, work,...

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Insight
4/12/21
Pandemic Impacts | Hot Topics of CEOpulse

Welcome to CEOpulse, where we discuss the initial findings of our ongoing study surveying CEOs...

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White Paper
11/23/20
The Power of the Prototype: Embracing Change

Written by Amanda Jasper, Director of Corporate Communications at NewGround So, you’ve strategized and designed...

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White Paper
8/25/20
Time to ReBalance: A Realignment for Growth

  The financial services industry just experienced the single most transformational moment in its history....

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White Paper
5/1/20
THE POWER OF THE PROTOTYPE | PART II: DELIVERING NEXT GENERATION DESIGN

Written by Amanda Jasper, Director of Corporate Communications at NewGround   It’s time to face...

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White Paper
3/24/20
THE POWER OF THE PROTOTYPE: LEADING WITH STRATEGY

Written by Amanda Jasper, Director of Corporate Communications at NewGround   [caption id="attachment_2427" align="alignright" width="318"]...

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Research Study
2/19/20
Race to the Finish Line

Are Retailers Outperforming Banks with Transformation? By: Glory and NewGround In today’s fast-paced society, retailers...

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Research Study
2/14/20
What’s Your Alignment?

Written by Kevin Dulle, Director of Experience Innovations at NewGround The biggest determination in the...

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Research Study
12/2/19
Total Transformation: How To Engage Differently

Written by Amanda Jasper, Director of Corporate Communications– NewGround Transformation can manifest itself in many...

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Research Study
11/26/19
Can Experiential Strategy and Design Lead to Higher Growth for Credit Unions?

Executive Summary Dr. William G. Dean, Scott Florini, and Evan Briddle The purpose of this...

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White Paper
10/7/19
Using the Knowledge Pyramid to Develop Personas for Successful Business Design

In this white paper, you will learn how to leverage your data and information to...

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Article
9/26/19
Interior Design: The Architecture of Tomorrow

Written by Amanda Jasper, Director of Corporate Communications at NewGround Let’s face it: everyone wants...

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Research Study
8/6/19
Pods, Cash Bars, and Teller Lines: The Battle of Banking Options

In today’s modern banking world, designs and technology change rapidly, along with the growing needs...

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Article
8/2/19
The TTCU Story: Future Proofing Design

It’s every credit union’s dream to achieve so much success that even their headquarters building...

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Article
7/29/19
Purpose Driven Design: Aligning Brand, Place, and Culture

When it comes to successful service delivery, alignment is perhaps the most important strategy you...

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White Paper
7/22/19
Technology Takeover: Trends in the Banking World

With automation and technology on the rise, it may seem like humans are having fewer...

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Article
7/18/19
Digital Experience Center Considerations

With advancing technology and evolving consumer behavior, digital experience centers (i.e., call/contact centers) are becoming...

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Article
7/9/19
NewGround: A Member of US Green Building Council

Designing Environmentally Friendly Spaces More than ever, the effect of our lifestyle on the environment...

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White Paper
6/17/19
Connecting Communities: Unite Through Design

As the world changes, so do the needs of the people in our communities. A...

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Article
5/2/19
DARE TO DESIGN: GROW | ALIGN | TRANSFORM

Our world is in a perpetual state of metamorphosis. Thanks to our evolving economic conditions,...

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Article
4/22/19
Reel In The Fish: How to Grow Your Business

In the sea of competition, what can you do to catch the most fish? It...

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Article
4/11/19
Furniture Buying Power

Furniture systems are a crucial component in every headquarters building. The way those systems interact...

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White Paper
4/2/19
Gen Z Rules the Design World

Move over, Millennials. Generation Z is coming of age, now representing one-quarter of the population....

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Article
3/25/19
Keeping Design in Mind: How to Think Like a Designer

Our world is in a constant state of metamorphosis. Thanks to our ever-changing economic conditions,...

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Article
3/20/19
Inspire Your Employees: Designing for Explosive Staff Engagement

How can you design a space that excites and inspires your staff and makes them...

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Article
3/8/19
Women in FIs

March is the month of women. Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights...

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Article
2/12/19
Why Your Sales Team Needs a Bootcamp

Sales boot camps are a great sequel to any initial training provided by a company....

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Article
2/8/19
Piercing the Mask of Leadership

Every organization is faced with the challenges of knowledge sharing amongst its leadership team. As...

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Article
1/30/19
Designing for Security and Privacy

The old model of banking is disappearing fast. The traditional branch layout we’re so used...

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Article
1/18/19
4 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your HQ

Most headquarters require updates every 15 to 20 years, but the rapid advancement of technology...

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Article
1/15/19
3 Things to Consider Before Splitting Your Headquarters into Multiple Offices

Every growing organization eventually gets to the point where they realize they’re running outof space....

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Article
12/20/18
Future-proofing Your Office for the Next Generation

When building a new corporate office for your brand, you’re leaving a legacy for future...

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Article
12/19/18
Designing Headquarters: Create Your Culture

Think about it: you spend most of your life working. Forget boring, old office spaces....

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Article
11/9/18
Designing Headquarters: Flex Your Space

Headquarters are the nerve centers in any organization. They house many strategic departments, including management,...

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Article
10/31/18
Designing and Delivering Headquarters: NewGround’s Projects Showcased

At NewGround, we look at a company holistically, taking Brand, Place, and Culture into consideration...

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Article
10/18/18
Designing and Delivering Branches: NewGround’s Exceptional Work Highlighted

Designing and Delivering Branches: NewGround’s Exceptional Work Highlighted NewGround takes pride in knowing we can...

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Article
8/6/18
Lessons from the Hamburger: Remodel to be Remarkable

Believe it or not, the banking industry can learn a thing or two from the...

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Research Study
7/10/18
Remain a Player in the Game — Will Your Bank Make the Millennial Cut?

By Amanda Jasper Millennials in the U.S. will control an estimated $7 trillion in assets...

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Research Study
6/8/18
Brand Loyalty, Lust, & Love—How Millennials Love Personalized Banking

By Amanda Jasper Only 66% of Millennials visited a physical bank branch within the past...

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Research Study
5/23/18
Come One, Come All | Targeting Millennials and Beyond in Banking

Written by Amanda Jasper Millennials are destined to change the world as we know it…...

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Research Study
8/23/17
Can experiential strategy and design lead to higher growth for banks?

Executive Summary Dr. William G. Dean, Scott Florini, and Evan Briddle Bank branches encompass many...

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