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

06/20/2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 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."

Source: we.ifma.org

This webinar will reveal an innovative approach that allows workplace strategists to make informed decisions and move the needle on what matters.

The speaker is Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney, founder and CEO of Human Capital Growth (HCG), an evidence-based talent management firm. Combining science and analytics, HCG helps organizations such as Microsoft, Merck, General Mills, and Ecolab achieve better leader and talent outcomes. 

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17 Jun 2019
WE Hub New York City Presents: A Fireside Chat with Frank Cuevas from IBM
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WE Hub New York City Presents: A Fireside Chat with Frank Cuevas from IBM

Source: we.ifma.org

The NY WE Hub has an exciting event planned for 06/18/2019. This interactive session will explore how IBM is using Corporate Real Estate strategies, solutions and tools to drive employee engagement and increase productivity. Frank Cuevas from IBM will lead the discussion and tour the their agile offices at Astor Place.

Date: 06/18/2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Reservations Required

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14 Jun 2019
What can CRE learn from cruise ships or Mickey Mouse?
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What can CRE learn from cruise ships or Mickey Mouse?

Carnival and Disney are leveraging technology to delight their customers.

Source: www.zdnet.com

A simple wristband makes it possible for the Magic Kingdom to grant you access to rides, pay for food and other goodies, unlock your hotel room, enjoy a personal hello from Goofy or a birthday song from Mickey, and deliver pictures you didn't even know you posed for (HBR).

The (optional) medallion Carnival gives you is your key to not just your rooms, but get drinks and food delivered to wherever you happen to be, the ability to find and track your onboard friends, and of course, easily lose some money in the casino. It helps the cruise line account for people in an emergency, track their workers, schedule maid service when you leave your room, and much more.

Privacy issues abound, but what can we in workplace design learn from these and other consumer pioneers?

 

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14 Jun 2019
HBR advice on breaking down silos and cross-functional teams
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HBR advice on breaking down silos and cross-functional teams

"The value of horizontal teamwork is widely recognized. Employees who can reach outside their silos to find colleagues with complementary expertise learn more, sell more, and gain skills faster."

Source: hbr.org

The article points to a variety of research on the importance of cross-functional teams and acknowledges how difficult creating those connections can be. It suggests 4 strategies for success:

1) Develop and use cultural brokers, people inside the organization who have experience in multiple sectors and functions and can bridge the gap and solidify connections

2) Teach people to ask (the right) questions and challenge conceived notions about one another

3) Get people to see the world through one another's eyes

4) Broaden your employees' vision by creating opportunities for them to widen their horizons both internally and externally 

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14 Jun 2019
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