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World Workplace 2018 – WE’s Week @ a Glance
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World Workplace 2018 – WE’s Week @ a Glance

IFMA World Workplace 2018 is right around the corner and the Workplace Evolutionaries Community (WE) has a line-up you won't want to miss. Be sure to come early. The fun and learning begins on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 a.m. (Charlotte NC).

Source: we.ifma.org

Wednesday 10/4 kicks off at 8am and includes:

- A year of insights from the the industry's top workplace innovators (led by renowned podcaster, Mike Petrusky from iOffice)

- Workshop: The Discovery that Forever Changed the Future and How we Work (led by best-selling author Bill Jensen)

- Explore the fascinating Erste Campus case study with workplace strategist Martin Ruppe

- Shift Happens: IT, REAL, ESUS and WE come together for a cross-functional look at the Top 3 "Big Shifts” 

 

Thursday 10/5 look forward to:

- WE HUB Workshop: Share experiences with HUB leaders from around the world and learn how to start a HUB in your area

- Seven great sessions on topics that include: Evolving Technologies and New Innovations, How FM Can Drive Culture and Engagement, Findings from the 5th Biennial Global Workplace Benchmarking Survey, Demystifying the Workplace Experience, Revelations and Calculations about Circulation, and Making the Change Process Predictable

-WE Tour, WE Learn, and WE socialize with IA

 

Friday offers a lineup worth staying for:

Six great sessions on: Redefining Experience, The Need for Focus, Quantifying the Impact of Workplace Change, Quantifying a Great Experience, The Future of Work Through the Lens of HR, IT, and CRE/FM, A New Landscape of Work, Cracking the Code on Unassigned Seating, and Hacking the Workplace.

 

Come Early and Stay Late so you don't miss out!


Journaled study measured a 70% reduction in face-to-face interaction after the introduction of an open office
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Journaled study measured a 70% reduction in face-to-face interaction after the introduction of an open office

Organizations’ pursuit of increased workplace collaboration has led managers to transform traditional office spaces into ‘open’, transparency-enhancing architectures with fewer walls, doors and other spatial boundaries, yet there is scant direct empirical research on how human interaction patterns change as a result of these architectural changes."

Source: rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org

In two separate field-based studies, the researchers documented a 70% reduction in face-to-face interaction after the introduction of an open office environment. Email communications increased by 25% to 50% during the same period. Co-located teams suffered the same decline as those that were not.  

 

Pulling from other research, the article stresses:

- the relative richness of face-to-face over email and texting

- the importance of intermittent, rather than constant social interaction on collaborative work and problem solving

 

It concludes that open offices have the perverse effect of reducing, rather than increasing productive communication.

 

This claims to be the first study to empirically measure both face-to-face and electronic interaction before and after the introduction of an open office environment.

 

The measurement tools included sociometric badges (equipped with microphones, infrared sensors, accelerometers, and bluetooth sensors). Digital communications were collected from company servers. All participants were volunteers (52 in one case and 100 in the other). HR data indicated no bias.


17 Reasons you should formalize your mobile, activity-based, or unassigned desk program. Plus dozens of tips for how to do it.
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17 Reasons you should formalize your mobile, activity-based, or unassigned desk program. Plus dozens of tips for how to do it.

New research shows strong trend toward formal workplace policies around activity-based working, unassigned desks, mobile work, and telework. Here’s what you need to know.

Source: fmlink.com

If you've been running your workplace program without formal policies, practices, and training, this is a must read. It's based on a new benchmarking report sponsored by IFMA's Workplace Evolutionaries.

 

The 'Tips' section offers dozens of must-have policies and guidelines for:

  • Space usage
  • Tools and Technology
  • Remote or mobile workers
  • And more


WE:Hub are springing up all over the globe! Check the schedule for events in your area. 
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WE:Hub are springing up all over the globe! Check the schedule for events in your area. 

WE is a truly global community and thanks to our WE:Hubs the list of local events continues to expand.

Source: we.ifma.org

Come to one of our great local events:

 

Date/Time Event 07/26/2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM WE Hub NYC Cocktail Party
Allsteel Showroom, New York NY

WE NYC HUB Event

07/31/2018
3:45 PM - 7:30 PM William Blair Tour & Case Study: Leveraging Performance Metrics to Impact the Workplace
William Blair, Chicago Illinois

WE Hub Chicago Event

08/01/2018
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM WE: Hub Southeast Wisconsin Launch Event
Eppstein Uhen Architects – Rooftop Terrace, Milwaukee WI 

Hub Launch

08/05/2018
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM WE Hub SoCal Wine Tasting
Long Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach CA

WE Hub SoCal Event

09/19/2018 - 09/21/2018 WE Finland transdisciplinary workplace research conference
Tampere University of Technology, Tampere 

WE Finland and the Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) network welcomes participants to the 1st Bi-annual Conference on work environment research

09/26/2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM September UK WE:Hub: Smartworking Summit
Smartwork Summit, London 

September WE:Hub UK: Owning the Mindset Change


Don’t miss the July 14-15 WE/CREC INNOVATION WORKSHOP – Designing for the Experience (Nike Campus, Portland OR)
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Don’t miss the July 14-15 WE/CREC INNOVATION WORKSHOP – Designing for the Experience (Nike Campus, Portland OR)

Members of the WE and CREC communities are collaborating to design a unique, experiential conference that engages participants around the challenge of: Designing for the Experience.

Source: we.ifma.org

Important Details:
Where: Nike Campus in Portland, OR
When:  July 14 -15 2016
Cost:    $299; limited to 90 attendees

What is the Innovation Workshop?

Members of the WE and CREC communities are collaborating to design a unique, experiential conference that engages participants around the challenge of: Designing for the Experience.

The conference will spark a dialogue on various forms of disruption – digital, customer demands, finance, worker preferences – facing our industry and their impact on how we design to meet evolving demands.

Expect to experience conference disruption in various ways and to interact on how the shake up changes your own perceptions and practices!

Why Attend?

Now is the time for this special event! “WE|RE in a moment of tremendous and diverse disruptions.”  How do we think, interact and react in order to Design for the Experience?

Participants will benefit from a new conversation that talks differently about the impacts of disruptions on how we design for the experience.  Different tracks will enable active, thought-provoking learning to take back and apply in your daily work.

 

 


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