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Check out all the great WE and Friends of WE upcoming events.
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Check out all the great WE and Friends of WE upcoming events.

WE is everywhere! Join us for one or more of these upcoming live or virtual events! Stay up to date on all our events at http://we.ifma.org.

Source: we.ifma.org

01/17/2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   January WE:binar - Organizational Analytics

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Hosted by Megan Campbell Organizational Analytics Management is too slow. It can take months or years to evaluate the efficacy of management decisions, from org charts to training programs to workplace designs. This has fostered a myopic focus on cost and making the […]

01/23/2019
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM   The Cultural and Physical Transformation of McDonald's HQ: Panel Discussion & Tour
McD HQ, Chicago 

Don’t miss this WE Hub, Chicago event – a private tour/presentation/networking event at the new McDonald’s Headquarters in the West Loop. Located on the former site of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, the new McD HQ is symbolic of the company’s journey to transform its culture and brand with a workplace that supports the ideas of innovation, growth […]

02/25/2019 - 02/27/2019   Work Rebooted Summit
Julia Morgan Ballroom 15th Floor, San Francisco CA

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.workrebooted.com/

03/20/2019 - 03/22/2019   World Workplace Europe 2019
Amsterdam, Amsterdam 

For more information visit: https://worldworkplaceeurope.ifma.org/

04/08/2019 - 04/10/2019   IFMA Facility Fusion 2019
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta GA

For more information visit: http://facilityfusion.ifma.org/ To register for this event visit: https://events.ifma.org/facilityfusion/2019/attendee_reg.cfm

05/13/2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM   RICS World Built Environment Forum
Conrad New York, New York NY

For more information about this event, click here.

10/16/2019 - 10/18/2019   IFMA's World Workplace 2019
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

For more information visit: http://worldworkplace.ifma.org/ To register for this event visit: https://events.ifma.org/worldworkplace/2019/attendee_reg.cfm

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14 Jan 2019
Parking garages gearing up to morph into offices, housing, retail as autonomous cars loom large
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Parking garages gearing up to morph into offices, housing, retail as autonomous cars loom large

"At a 13-story office tower under construction in Hollywood that will soon serve as the headquarters of Netflix, two floors of parking are designed for a different future: As the need for parking dwindles, that parking space can be easily converted into new office space."

Source: www.fastcompany.com

It's a parking lot. No, it's an office. No, it's affordable housing. No, it's all three. At least it should be if the garage owner expects to make money in the not-too-distant future of autonomous vehicles. The article explains that some cities are eliminating their parking ratio requirement. One high-rise in Oslo was built for no parking at all, except the two-wheel human-powered ones. 

Older structures will be much harder to repurpose that newer ones. Underground lots may be similarly challenged. But if your new building includes parking, think about what you might turn that space into when cars will no longer have to sit anywhere.

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14 Jan 2019
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McKinsey offers a wake-up call for connected building hardware and software players. Evolve or die.

While connectivity represents a substantial opportunity for both incumbent infrastructure companies and new tech-focused entrants, they need to act quickly. Many players are already attempting to establish themselves as leaders in the connected building space, so competitors that delay may never regain their lost ground.

Source: www.mckinsey.com

Aside from giving the reader a good understanding of where connected buildings are headed, this McKinsey paper challenges software, hardware, building owners/occupants, and service providers to think about what role they will play in the evolving value chain. 

 

Among other things it predicts:

  • As building technologies increasingly focus on human outcomes over efficiency and cost savings, making the business case and measuring results will become more difficult.
  • The security/privacy challenge will multiply as hardware and software solutions increasingly talk to one another.
  • The value proposition will vary greatly across owners/occupants. This will force vendors to offer a menu of choices and step-wise implementation options.
  • The C-suite will increasingly become the sales target as only they will be in a position to appreciate the value of holistic solutions.
  • Successful building hardware and software providers will buy, build, or partner with other value chain players to offer end-to-end solutions.

 

The paper ends with recommendations for what industry players should be doing, right now, to ensure their survival in the coming years.

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11 Jan 2019
HOK Releases Insurance Industry Workplace Report
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HOK Releases Insurance Industry Workplace Report

"The New Insurance Workplace" 2018 offers an investigation of the forces reshaping the insurance industry and how workplace design can position companies for success.

Source: www.hok.com

This report offers a treasure trove of insights into how insurance industry workplaces are evolving.

 

Among other things, this 28-page report covers:

- factors that are driving change

- space standards and benchmarking data

- sustainability, mobility, technology, and amenity trends

- case studies

 

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10 Jan 2019
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