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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

A must read on the the future of work from Virgin and The B Team

Since the start of my career I’ve witnessed considerable change in the way that we work and how we manage our people. I’ve been lucky to work and experience some very different and contrasting industries, but I’ve generally found that whatever the nature of a business or organisation, they are...

Kate Lister's insight:

This article offers excerpts from an absolutely must-read publication by The B Team, one of Sir Richard Branson's many philanthropic ventures. If you care about the future of work and its impact on people, planet and profits , you'll want to download and snuggle in with  the full report. 

Want your employees to be happier and healthier? Get them to smile!

Putting on a happy face doesn't just make you more likeable; it can also good for your career.

Kate Lister's insight:

Did you smile at the photo of the child smiling? Did you feel better afterward? I did. Challenge yourself to smile more and not only will you be happy, but those around you will be too.

Walking while you work improves performance says new treadmill desk research

Walking while at work is even healthier than standing still. But can you actually work while walking? The research says "yes."

Kate Lister's insight:

This research actually surprised me. I certainly understand the health benefits of treadmill desks, but I've questioned the performance impact. Glad to see some real research here.

Are We Living in the Office? Work Design TALK Recap

We talked about open offices, emotional ergonomics, and more at last week’s Work Design TALK in Tyson’s Corner.

Kate Lister's insight:

It's a big debate. Always connected? Always on? Is it good or bad? Opinions differ.

Is the Digital Wave Creating a ‘Never-Ending Work Day’ for Feds? and, er, everyone else?

While federal managers are enthusiastic about the power of digital technology in the workplace, others worry it’s actually upended a healthy sense of work-life balance.

Kate Lister's insight:

The article suggests a policy solution, but I think it's bigger than that. Culture eats policy for breakfast as someone famous said. That's the key here.

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?,, January 4, 2014

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