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Save the Date: IFMA Facility Fusion March 20 WE Pre-Conference “WE + Sustainability = Your New Competitive Advantage” – Space is Limited 
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Save the Date: IFMA Facility Fusion March 20 WE Pre-Conference “WE + Sustainability = Your New Competitive Advantage” – Space is Limited 

Our global thought leaders promise to open your minds to the latest thinking on how sustainability will be the next competitive advantage. 

Source: facilityfusion.ifma.org

This full day event is for everyone involved in the built environment that hears this call and wants to engage in a meaningful discussion and play a role in leading this important initiative. 

 

Hear from Sustainability Leaders:

  • The Edge (Deloitte, Amsterdam)
  • Method Soap (Chicago IL)
  • Cook County (Chicago IL)

 

Plus sessions on the role of technology, people and performance implications, best practices, and more.

 

To end the day, we will guide you through a powerful exercise designed to help you create your own, “unique action plans." 


Don’t miss out on Work Rebooted February 11-13, 2018 in SF where Workplace Evolutionaries Meets HR. 50% off with code WEHUBVIP 
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Don’t miss out on Work Rebooted February 11-13, 2018 in SF where Workplace Evolutionaries Meets HR. 50% off with code WEHUBVIP 

The time has come to re-examine how we think about the nature of work, the concept of employment and what it takes to build a thriving workforce.

 

ARE YOU READY FOR A REBOOT?

Source: www.workrebooted.com

The lineup for this ground-breaking event is astouding:

 

Sunday 2/11: 

  • Interactive 3D workshop using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods
  • The Workplace Experience led by a dozen WE members
  • Capturing Your Best Workplace Experience
  • What WE/You Know for Sure
  • Balancing Technology and Human Ingenuity
  • And More

 

Monday 2/12 learn and chat about:

  • Learning Agility
  • The Future of HR
  • Intrapreneurship
  • The Employee Experience
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The Gig Economy
  • Strategic HR
  • Invisible Talent
  • People Analytics
  • And more

 

Tuesday 2/13 learn and chat about:

  • The Digital Workforce
  • Workplace Conduct
  • The Empathetic Workplace
  • AI and Cognitive Bias
  • Workplace Culture
  • Making Meetings Matter
  • Flexible and Remote Work
  • And More

 

All that and you'll be home in time to give your Valentine a big squeeze and some Ghirardelli chocolates!

 

Use code: Sign up here. Use code WEHUBVIP for 50% off. 


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A simple ‘thank you’ will help you attract and retain talent? 

"On a given day, only 10 percent of people say “thank you” to colleagues—and 60 percent of people report that they never or very rarely express gratitude at work. So OpenIDEO posed a challenge for the best ideas on how  express gratitude in the workplace. Over 300 contributions later they announced the winners.

Source: challenges.openideo.com

You can have a look at the winning ideas here, but the real winners are the employers that are doing something about the sad state of gratitude. In addition to lower turnover, research by Harvard and Wharton shows a simple 'thank you' can boost productivity by over 50%.

The article points to a number of great research papers and articles about gratitude. Here are a few quick tips for getting started:

  • Start at the top; people want to hear it from the boss
  • Thank the people who do thankless work
  • Quality and authenticity trump quantity
  • Gratitude isn’t one-size-fits-all
  • Make it personal

And there's a bonus in expressing gratitude. It feels good. 

Thank you for reading this post!


The fake news about Millennials…Let’s get the facts straight 
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The fake news about Millennials…Let’s get the facts straight 

Maybe many of the assumptions we make about Gen Y aren’t unique to this generation. Maybe they’re specific to young people in general, writes Amanda Ruggeri

Source: www.bbc.com

Garbage in, garbage out as they say, and in terms of designing for millennials, your workplace may be the garbage. That Gen Y is so different really is fake news. Remember beanbag chairs, lava lamps, and nahru jackets? What if workplaces had been completely redesigned to fit young boomers? 

 

This article debunks nearly all we think we know about Millennials. Compared to other generations:

  • They work harder
  • They are more respectful of authority
  • They stay on the job longer

 

Though not covered in this article, other research shows they are not more collaborative, tech savvy, or social.

 

Critically, in terms of workplace design, like every generation in the past, they will change throughout their lives. Already, the trends are showing the eldest among them are buying cars, having kids, and moving to the suburbs to raise them.

 

The bottom line is, it's time to stop making assumptions about how people are , get out there and talk to them about what they want and need, and design with the knowledge that they will change over time. 


Does your workplace strategy help people connect with others? If not, perhaps it should.
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Does your workplace strategy help people connect with others? If not, perhaps it should.

Self-reflection, introspection and some degree of solitude are important parts of a psychologically healthy life. But somewhere along the line we seem to have gotten the balance wrong. Because far from confirming our insistence that “happiness comes from within,” a wide body of research tells us almost the exact opposite."

Source: www.nytimes.com

Time use studies show the average person spends little more than 30 minutes a day communicating and socializing! We are eating alone more, attending fewer social events, and "hanging out" virtually rather than face to face.

 

Yet we know good social relationships are essential to both happiness and our health. And we know having friends at work is an important factor in employee engagement.

 

What are you doing to encourage human connectedness? 


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