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Unassigned desk trend makes the WSJ
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Unassigned desk trend makes the WSJ

Group workspaces at the office are going mainstream, but employers must work to make the transition from assigned seats a smooth one.

Source: www.wsj.com

The WSJ featured Perkins + Will, Fifth Third, and Unilever in this article about the trend in unassigned desks. The message is, they may hate it at first, but in the end they're love it. It ends with a list of good transition tips that emphasize the importance of rules, technology, and choice.


“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. 


Big Data Is Coming: Are You Prepared for the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Workplace Implications? A fascinating WE session at #IFMAWW15 with Kate Lister, Tom Harnish & David Karpook
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Big Data Is Coming: Are You Prepared for the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Workplace Implications? A fascinating WE session at #IFMAWW15 with Kate Lister, Tom Harnish & David Karpook

The Big Brother question is upon us. A third of global companies plan to introduce biometrics into their workforce in 2015. Fitness trackers are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the potential for technology to transform how employees are measured, tracked, trained, analyzed and managed.


Listening software, social network monitoring, health monitoring, location tracking, keystroke tracking, video monitoring and other new technologies will yield a heap of big and little data. How this data can, should and will be used is the subject of hot debate.


The workplace community needs to be prepared for the onslaught. This session will open your eyes to the good, the bad and the potentially ugly implications of big data in the workplace.

Source: we.ifma.org

Where/When: IFMA World Workplace, Denver CO: Friday October 9 at 10:30 (Room 205)...A Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) presentation. CEU approved.


Workplace Evolutionaries is a community of workplace strategists, change managers, facilities mangers, architects, designers, office furniture experts, IT managers, HR experts, and academics who deeply care about where the world is going—especially where work (the verb, not the noun) is going.


Check out the rest of the WE line-up here: http://goo.gl/Lx6rKp 


Join WE at IFMA WWP, Oct 8: The Workplace as a Marketing, Employee Attraction, and Retention Tool
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Join WE at IFMA WWP, Oct 8: The Workplace as a Marketing, Employee Attraction, and Retention Tool

ASICS is an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano: a sound mind in a sound body. The new ASICS America workplace reflects this statement in both design and amenities provided to employees, elite athletes and community organizations. Learn from the H.R. and marketing team how ASICS America is using their new workplace as a marketing and employee attraction tool. The new campus was purposefully designed with an emphasis on health and well-being in order to foster a more pleasant, productive and collaborative environment. With a state-of-the-art workplace and sports center, ASICS America can train their athletes, host community events and build their brand. The new campus setting focuses on the core mission and showcases company innovation and products.

Source: worldworkplace.ifma.org

ASICS America Case Study October 8th, 9:30-10:30


Join the Workplace Evolutionaries’ session at IFMAWW15 on Seven Things You Could be Getting Wrong with Angie Earlywine.
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Join the Workplace Evolutionaries’ session at IFMAWW15 on Seven Things You Could be Getting Wrong with Angie Earlywine.

Whether a workplace program is in its infancy, or mature and refined many times over there are lessons to be learned and toxic workplace practices to quarantine. It’s time to take stock of the corners we’ve cut and the assumptions we've made and regroup on best practices. As we focus on future-proofing the workplace by allowing for maximum flexibility and mobility enablement, could we be doing more harm than good in today's modern workplace? Is your organization ready for a workplace detox?

Source: worldworkplace.ifma.org

Check out the whole WE schedule here: http://goo.gl/Lx6rKp