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  • Let Us Help You Make The Business Case

    • Workplace Flexibility
    • Wellbeing Programs
    • Mobile Work
    • Activity-Based Work Settings
    • Other Agile Workplace Strategies

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  • We Are Experts In:

    • Workplace Strategy ROI Analyses
    • Communicating “Why" and “WIIFM” to Various Stakeholders
    • People/Planet/Profit Analyses
    • Custom Research on Agile Workplace Strategies
    • Industry White Papers
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  • With Best of Class Partners We:

    • Make the case for place
    • Optimize the space
    • Shift the culture
    • Measure results

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    • Media Advisor
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Global Workplace Analytics conducts independent research and consults on emerging workplace issues and opportunities. We specialize in making the management case for workplace flexibility, well-being programs, mobile work, activity-based work settings, and other agile workplace strategies.

Based on our work with public and private sector employers and an examination of over 4000 documents, case studies, and research papers, we’ve built models to quantify the economic, societal, and environmental benefits of alternative workplace strategies for the US, UK, and Canada. Hundreds of organization and community leaders have used our custom models to make their own case for workplace change. 

“Global Workplace Analytics has perhaps the most comprehensive set of data around…”—Forbes

Upcoming Speeches/Webinars/Events:

  • IFMA Facility Fusion: Vancouver Canada March 10 & 11 2015
  • Workshifting: Distributed Work in the 21st Century (Canadian Institute)—Toronto Canada April 14 & 15, 2015
  •  IFMA Facility Fusion: Orlando Florida April 21 & 22, 2015

Companies where flexibility and autonomy are part of the culture don't need rules or micromanagement.


"...true critical thinking relies heavily on freedom, “it’s the core philosophy” under which he runs his company. “We don’t have a lot of rules, because we believe that smart people thrive on freedom,” ..."


Kate Lister's insight:

The key to success, according to the article is creating a culture that emphasizes open communications, trust, flexibility, personal autonomy, and a understanding for the company's strategy.



Want to increase collaboration, communication, and happiness? Give employees workplace choices!


One CEO found that giving employees the power to choose their workspace is just what he needs to make them more collaborative and creative.

Kate Lister's insight:

These guys got it right! This should be required reading for all corporate real estate planners.



Here's a tech start-up that's breaking the mold with a 32-hour workweek


" Treehouse is closed every Friday. The 80-and-counting employees work a 32-hour work week Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, employees are expected to be home, with their families, having fun, doing something, anything, other than work."


Kate Lister's insight:

Wow. Here's a literally refreshing approach to work. In an industry that's fighting for top talent, they certainly have a competitive advantage.



Will home-sharing be the new co-working?


The Scandinavian startup Hoffice aims to bring rigor and productivity to the concept of home-based co-working spaces.

Kate Lister's insight:

It sounds like a kind of support group for lonely freelancers and telecommuters. But what happens when everyone's on the phone? 



Case Study: KPMG Australia's forey into the activity-based workplace


Will offices of the future be activity-based ‘neighbourhoods’? It’s working for KPMG.


Hot Topics

Free Resources

Good Reads

Upcoming Presentations


Workplace as a Strategic Business Tool, CoreNet Central Texas Chapter, Austin TX, October 9, 2014

The Business Case for Well-Being: Costs, Benefits, and Case Studies, WELL2014, International Well Building Institute, New Orleans LA, October 20, 2014

In The News

Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms, Baltimore Sun, March 14, 2014

It’s Unclearly Defined, but Telecommuting is Fast on the Rise, New York Times, March 7, 2014

Telework Yields $32 Million in Snow Day Savings, Forbes, February 27, 2014

Lone Eagle Cities: Where the Most People Work from Home, NextGov, March 3, 2014

Madison firms not about to ban telecommuting, Capital Times, February 25, 2014

How To Build and Sustain a Remote Workforce, Fast Company, February 21, 2014

Accountability, The Key to Federal Telework, Federal Times OpEd by Kate Lister, February 6, 2014

Florida Among the Top 10 States for Telecommuting Jobs, Jacksonville Business Journal, February 10, 2014

Federal Telework Surge Could Save $14 Billion Annually , Wired Workplace, January 25, 2014

Measuring the Impact of Workplace Flexibility, 1 Million for Flexibility, January 24, 2014

FEDTalk, Federal News Radio interviews Kate Lister on the Office of Personnel Management’s latest Status of Telework—Report to Congress, January 24, 2014

Report Says Telework Could Save Government $14 Billion a Year, Federal Computer Week, January 24, 2014

Federal Telework Surge Could Save $14 Billion Annually, NextGov, January 24, 2014

Telestorming: When weather and disasters forces people to work from home, Deseret News, January 10, 2014

Why Telework When You Can Take a Snow Day?, Nextgov.com, January 4, 2014

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