The Global Workplace Analytics’ Team
We are a group of independent practitioners who share a passion for workplace change. Rather than trying to a ‘jack of all trades, but master of none,” we leverage the power of collaboration to deliver unique holistic solutions for our clients.
Sometimes that means working hand-in-hand with our trusted providers and sometimes that means making the connection and then getting out of the way. Doing what’s best for the client is how we have earned and maintained our reputation as a trusted advisor.
We are truly fortunate to call these people, who represent the best and brightest in the industry, our most trusted partners.
President, Global Workplace Analytics
Superpowers: Making the employee, employer, environmental, and societal business case for workplace change, optimizing hybrid and remote workplace practices, developing pre/post-change metrics for success, evidence-based design, preparing for the future of work, and more
Kate Lister is one of the most recognized global thought leaders on the future of work.
She is president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm focused on the workplace, workforce, technological, and other trends that are changing the who, what, when, where, and how of work. She has been helping public and private sector employers optimize their telecommuting/remote/hybrid and flexible work strategies for nearly two decades.
Kate’s recent client work includes the development and roll-out of hybrid/flexible workplace and return-to-office strategies for a global law firm, automotive industry giant, regional insurance company, and behemoth tech firm. In 2020, Kate was one of only three witnesses invited to testify before a U.S. Senate committee regarding the potential for remote work in government after the pandemic.
She has written dozens of white papers on workforce and workplace topics, and written or co-authored five business books including, the U.S. chapter of “Telework in the 21st Century” (Edward Elgar, 2019—a multi-country peer-reviewed study on remote work), “The ROI of Well-Being” (chapter for the IFMA Foundation’s “Work on the Move 2”) and “Optimizing Remote Work Programs” (chapter for the IFMA Foundation’s “Pandemic Manual”).
Kate produces a wide range of primary and secondary research and is a trusted source of insights about the future of work for news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and dozens of others. She has appeared on NPR, The Today Show, CNBC Nightly News, Voice of America, Fox News, and dozens of other TV and radio news programs.
Kate is a member of the strategic advisory board and leadership team of Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), a global group of leading workplace thinkers and doers who are dedicated to “changing the world one workplace at a time.”
As a resident of San Diego, Kate charges extra if she has to travel to a place with temperatures over 75F or less than 65F, humidity greater than 75%, frequent rain, or bugs. She’s willing to make exceptions for Hawaii and New Zealand.
Principal, Global Workplace Analytics
Superpowers: Leadership alignment, space optimization, cultural transformation, workplace strategy and portfolio planning, capital planning and programming, employee experience, and more
Nida Mehtab offers a wealth of experience in commercial real estate and workplace strategy. A trained architect with a master’s degree in Commercial Real Estate Development, she has worked with and for all levels of the business from senior executives to the project team.
Some of the projects she has worked on include Barclays’ expansion into emerging markets, Standards Chartered bank’s rebranding and real estate capacity planning, and managing multisite and multi-million dollars programs for financial and utility giants like J.P. Morgan Chase and Pacific Gas and Electric.
Nida possesses an uncanny ability to analyze workplace and real estate data and identify gaps and opportunities. She has delivered results for projects on projects ranging from 50,000 to 500,000 square feet and provided project management and portfolio planning leadership for multi-million square foot programs for tech giants including Facebook.
Nida has served as a trusted board member for Women Leaders in Commercial Real Estate and the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Foundation and was recognized as ‘Woman of the Year’ by Barclays.
Principal, Global Workplace Analytics
Super powers: Workplace design and transformation, change management, cultural alignment, DEIB in design, sustainable workplace and workforce practices, and more
Lisa Whited helps her clients understand “the way things have always been done” must not be a barrier to “how we want things to be.” She respectfully shakes up the status quo and has a gift for seeing things from a different angle.
Lisa’s innate ability to people at ease coupled with decades of experience in design thinking, change management, interior architecture, leadership, and community-building, allows her to deliver unique holistic solutions to workplace problems.
Years of experience, research, and candid conversations with employees in their work environments led Lisa to create a consortium of collaborators who are experts in their fields: organizational ecology, evidence-based design research, brand development, environmental design, strategic planning, interior architecture, and project management. Together with Global Workplace Analytics and her other partners, she is able to leverage the connection between leadership, employee engagement, and physical workplace design.
Using her own proprietary process for streamlining results and transforming cultures, she has delivered results for a number of “Best Places To Work” and CEO’s who don’t want to settle for “good enough.”
Lisa holds a master’s degree in Organization and Management, is a trained mediator, and sits on the Workplace Strategy Advisory Board of George Mason University.
Proprietary Tools & Unique Capabilities
An extensive digital library with over 6,000 research reports, case studies, and other content related to the technologies, trends, and scientific understandings that are transforming the way people work.
A Telework/Hybrid-Remote Savings Calculator™ that a U.S. General Accountability Office report to Congress called “comprehensive and based on solid research.”
A variety of evidence-based calculators for quantifying the impact of employee engagement, wellness and well-being, technology provisioning, and more.
Templates for quantifying the impact of workplace change initiatives across a wide range of people, planet, profit, and societal goals.
Model business cases for a wide range of workplace strategies and stakeholders.
Knowledge that comes from decades of research and observation, and wisdom that comes from decades of experience.
Let Us Help You Make Work, Work Better For People, Planet, Profit, and Society
Kate is a sought-after speakers/writers/industry partners in the future of work
Frequently in collaboration with respected industry leaders, Kate has:
Conducted dozens of webinars and delivered scores of speeches on a variety of workplace and technology topics.
Written or co-authored five business books including the U.S. chapter of Telework in the 21st Century (Edward Elgar, 2019).
Written numerous white papers and scores of articles for major media outlets and peer-reviewed journals.
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