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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   Written by Julie Molitor, VP...

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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, organizations need to set aside...

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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 manifest a defined organizational strategy...

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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 careful consideration of changes in...

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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 of each organization, when properly...

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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 of each organization, when properly...

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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 ways of influencing our lives...

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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, its utility, and aesthetics. How...

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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 by employees, as needed for...

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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 insights cover an overview of...

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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 many changes in evolving technology,...

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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, and function day to day....

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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 across the country about what...

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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 your prototype that will drive...

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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. The worldwide pandemic brought the...

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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 the facts: your branches do...

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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"] Reliant Bank Prototype | Chattanooga,...

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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 are making strides and banks...

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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 success of any business is...

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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 forms. So the big question...

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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 white paper is to examine...

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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 better understand the consumers you...

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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 to live and work in...

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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 of consumers. Financial institutions are...

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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 runs out of space. How...

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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 can invoke in your organization....

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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 and fewer quality interactions with...

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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 more important in the financial...

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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 is taken into consideration, and...

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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 common attribute that both NewGround...

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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, high client expectations, and rapid...

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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 takes as much effort to...

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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 with the space around them...

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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. Financial institutions need to work...

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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, heightened client expectations, and rapid...

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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 enjoy working for you? We...

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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 the contributions of women to...

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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. They focus in on ways...

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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 technology rapidly advances, generational gaps...

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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 to—formal offices, platform desks, and...

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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 is shortening the life of...

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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. Often, the response is a...

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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 generations. A typical office design...

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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. Would you consider your headquarters...

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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, HR, IT, call centers, and...

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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 to build the perfect headquarters...

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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 help a financial institution (FI)...

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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 fast food industry. How is...

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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 by 2020. Right now, they...

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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 six months. Banks are challenged...

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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… And it’s already begun. With...

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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 elements that influence overall performance....

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