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WorkTech NY – May 4 & 5. Its one of my favorite events. Check out this year’s line-up.
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WorkTech NY – May 4 & 5. Its one of my favorite events. Check out this year’s line-up.

"WORKTECH17 New York attracts some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss, and divulge the last thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace.

 

Join 300 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practise and expertise.

- See more at: https://goo.gl/iFT7UZ

Source: www.unwired.eu.com

WorkTech New York never disappoints. Great speakers and great networking make this a must-attend event. May 4 and 5. 


“Workplace Evolutionaries” (WE, for short) just released an infographic to help its members navigate the wealth of research on the impact of the workplace on employee performance.
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“Workplace Evolutionaries” (WE, for short) just released an infographic to help its members navigate the wealth of research on the impact of the workplace on employee performance.

WE Research lies at the heart of what WE is all about…helping our “tribe” be the best they can be in their role as facility managers, workplace strategists, corporate real estate executives, and ot…

Source: we.ifma.org

This is a must-see infographic. It summarizes key research on the impact of place on human performance. The interactive bubbles drill down on what science knows about workplace design and its influence on thinking, stress, positivity, memory, and more!
 
Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), a community of practice within the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), is dedicated to helping fellow workplace practitioners be the best they can be. 


Who are happiest employees…and why
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Who are happiest employees…and why

"a guest blog on the happiest workers and why they are so happy, but also touches upon the problem and pressure of compulsory happiness."

Source: corporate-rebels.com

Spoiler alert: florists, hairdressers, and plumbers. Why? Autonomy and frequent feedback/successes.


IBM’s recall of remote workers sounds like a death rattle. Say “goodbye” to the best and brightest.
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IBM’s recall of remote workers sounds like a death rattle. Say “goodbye” to the best and brightest.

“Everyone I know is very upset,” says one employee, who like most interviewed asked to remain anonymous while discussing an employer. Some workers furiously began looking for new jobs. Others say they have stopped contributing to long-term projects because they aren’t sure whether they’ll be around in the future. "

Source: qz.com

They can say "goodbye" to the best and brightest talent. Iike Yahoo and Best Buy, IBM is in deep trouble. Somehow that seems to create a "circle the wagons" reaction.

 

But the connection between co-location and collaboration or innovation has NOT been proven. Many of the studies often cited in these arguments date back to the early 1990s when working at a distance was much more difficult. 

 

What has been proven is that: 1) open offices are distracting and counterproductive. They are a particular nightmare for introverts who make up over 40% of employees; and 2) workplace flexibility is key to attracting and retaining talent.


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