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Majority of Urban Workers Tempted to Flee to Suburbs
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Majority of Urban Workers Tempted to Flee to Suburbs

Citrix commissioned a survey of 5,000 U.S. office workers that hold positions which could be carried out remotely. These are most likely to be knowledge workers who effectively think for a living. 

Source: www.citrix.com

The study found that 70% of office workers who currently reside in cities say they would be very or fairly likely to relocate to the suburbs if it wouldn't impede their career. Lower costs and better worklife balance were cited as the most common drivers (83% and 77% respectively). Other key findings included:

   - 85% say they could do their job effectively from any location

   - 81% felt a rural location would offer better worklife balance

The full study can be downloaded here.

 

 

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29 Jul 2019
New research documents positive impact of biophilic design on human performance in both simulated and real environments 
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New research documents positive impact of biophilic design on human performance in both simulated and real environments 

Defending his dissertation, Harvard PhD candidate Yin Jie uses VR, eye-tracking, and biometric sensors to measure the impact of biophilic design on human performance.

Source: anfarch.org

Yie Jie conducted three experiments (one with 28 participants, one with 30, and another with one hundred) in an attempt to quantify the impact of physiological and cognitive responses to different indoor biophilic designs. His results showed:

  • Both real and virtual reality biophilic experiences showed similar responses including reduced blood pressure, skin conductivity, and better short term memory. 
  • Compared to the base case environment with no biophilia, indoor biophilic environments in both open and enclosed office spaces resulted in lower levels of physical stress and higher creativity scores.
  • Participants in virtual biophilic environments recovered from stress more quickly than those in virtual non-biophilic ones.

 

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29 Jul 2019
Health impacts depend on what kind of workaholic you are 
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Health impacts depend on what kind of workaholic you are 

It’s about how you approach work, not how long you spend there.

Source: hbr.org

Work-a-holics possess over work and even if they don't work long hours, they are still more likely to develop cardiovascular disease or diabetes than non-work-a-holics. By contrast, the research cited in this HBR article suggests that while those who work long hours not because they are possessed, but because they love what they do, are generally not at greater risk for serious health problems. The difference appears to be the ability to let it go and refresh. It the chronic rumination that is most toxic.

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26 Jun 2019
WE/IFMA introduces first Workplace Management program—July 10 Launch
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WE/IFMA introduces first Workplace Management program—July 10 Launch

Workplace Management is a dynamic, emerging discipline that designs and delivers an organization’s unique workplace experience, aligning it to strategic drivers and business goals.  It coordinates all the disciplines and infrastructure needed to deliver an integrated ‘experience’ in a powerful, economic and effective way, every day.

Source: we.ifma.org

The Workplace Management Program (WMP) is comprised of four modules, each of which includes three live Webinars  and one on-site Workshop.  The completion of all Modules and final Workshop will lead to a certificate of completion in Workplace Management. This is the first certificate of completion program in our industry! Space is limited. Sign up now: https://we.ifma.org/wmp-module-1/

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20 Jun 2019
Join an upcoming WE:binar or watch one you missed
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Join an upcoming WE:binar or watch one you missed

"On the third Thursday of each month, Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn hosts a stimulating webinar on a leading workplace topics. Members receive an invitation in advance and a link to recordings following the webinar."

Source: we.ifma.org

June WE:binar: Moving the Needle on Workplace Outcomes Using Evidence-Based Practice

Speaker: Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney, founder and CEO of Human Capital Growth (HCG), an evidence-based talent management firm

 

Despite escalating investments in workplace programs, human capital challenges have become perennial. For the last decade, talent scarcity has remained among the top five CEO concerns and employee engagement scores have barely improved. By leveraging an evidence-based approach and leaning on 150 years of science, workplace strategists have the opportunity to drive measurable outcomes for people and business. This webinar will reveal an innovative approach that allows workplace strategists to make informed decisions and move the needle on what matters.

 

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Click Here to RSVP

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18 Jun 2019
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