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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
    • White Label Newsletters/New Feeds

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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
    • Conference Speaker
    • White Papers and Articles
    • Workplace Futurist

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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 10-11 March 2015
    • Orlando Florida 21-22 April 2015

"Both Sides Now" Reimagined as a Workplace Strategy Song

"Rows and rows of empty chairs and emails flying everywhere / It’s clear that change is in the air, yet still we work old ways."

Kate Lister's insight:

We were going to use this to kick off Workplace Evolutionaries track at IFMA's WorldWorkplace but no one had the voice (or nerve).

Workplace Design Implications of Emergent Worker Attitudes by Dr. Charlie Grantham

Dr. Charlie Grantham shares the latest in professorial deep thinking about how the millennial mindset will change the workplace.

Kate Lister's insight:

Charlie offers an interesting perspective on how work is becoming less formal, less controlled, and less hierarchical.

Knoll research on co-working reveals what workers choose when they have a choice

"Driven by the growth of technology startups and powered by the value for social networks, a new breed of workspace has emerged and “co-working” office spaces, leasable by the hour, day or month, are on the rise. Yet, despite the growth in popularity (from 703 in 2010 to 7000 global co-working spaces projected by 2016, DeskMag, 2013) little information is shared on the lessons learned from these highly dynamic spaces."

Kate Lister's insight:

The Knoll research offers some very interesting insights into what kind of spaces workers want. Of note: lots of privacy and sit/stand desks.

Balancing act: Survey — Workers choose telecommuting to avoid office politics, interruptions

Fifty-four percent of respondents in a new survey said that their home, not the office, was their location of choice to undertake important job-related assignments."

Kate Lister's insight:

Avoiding office politics was the number one driver, followed by avoiding the stress of commuting and fewer interruptions.

More Federal Employees Are Teleworking More Often | NextGov

The uptick is slight but steady, survey of feds shows.

Kate Lister's insight:

“The ‘sweet spot’ both in terms of the benefits (i.e. real estate savings, increased productivity, and reduced absenteeism and turnover) tends to be two to three days a week,” said Kate Lister “That gives people a good mix of the benefits of being alongside their colleagues and working remotely.”

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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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