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Come hear Teresa Bridges and David Craig talk about: Three ways to improve wellbeing through workplace design. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries’ sessions at #IFMAWW15

Research has shown that mental and physical health has a direct impact on productivity and engagement, as well as organizational performance. While leading-edge organizations have been launching programs to enhance employee well-being, their workplaces may be working against their goals. Even conscious workplace interventions may be ineffective if unused.


This session presents a series of case studies and data collected from several workplace research projects to show how smart workplaces can embed wellness in the continuous work experience, focusing on three dimensions of work: movement, rest and stimulation. Specific workplace solutions are presented for encouraging healthy behaviors in each dimension, highlighting the importance of user-centered design, cultural change and integration with other programs.

Source: worldworkplace.ifma.org

When: Oct 9 at 11:45. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries' sessions at #IFMAWW15. Check out the rest here: http://goo.gl/Lx6rKp 


Big Data Is Coming: Are You Prepared for the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Workplace Implications? A fascinating WE session at #IFMAWW15 with Kate Lister, Tom Harnish & David Karpook

Big Data Is Coming: Are You Prepared for the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Workplace Implications? A fascinating WE session at #IFMAWW15 with Kate Lister, Tom Harnish & David Karpook

The Big Brother question is upon us. A third of global companies plan to introduce biometrics into their workforce in 2015. Fitness trackers are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the potential for technology to transform how employees are measured, tracked, trained, analyzed and managed.


Listening software, social network monitoring, health monitoring, location tracking, keystroke tracking, video monitoring and other new technologies will yield a heap of big and little data. How this data can, should and will be used is the subject of hot debate.


The workplace community needs to be prepared for the onslaught. This session will open your eyes to the good, the bad and the potentially ugly implications of big data in the workplace.

Source: we.ifma.org

Where/When: IFMA World Workplace, Denver CO: Friday October 9 at 10:30 (Room 205)...A Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) presentation. CEU approved.


Workplace Evolutionaries is a community of workplace strategists, change managers, facilities mangers, architects, designers, office furniture experts, IT managers, HR experts, and academics who deeply care about where the world is going—especially where work (the verb, not the noun) is going.


Check out the rest of the WE line-up here: http://goo.gl/Lx6rKp 


Jim Ware @thefutureofwork declares death to Taylorism!

Jim Ware @thefutureofwork declares death to Taylorism!

I’ve been thinking and writing about leadership for a long time. Here’s why we should be having a national conversation about the need to redefine what kind of leadership we want and need – whether it’s in the White House,

Source: thefutureofwork.net

A good read on why meetings, managers, and formal leadership don't work in the 21st Century.


Come and hear Chris Hood and David Slight on Adjacency and New Thinking in a New Age. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries’ sessions at #IFMAWW15.

Come and hear Chris Hood and David Slight on Adjacency and New Thinking in a New Age. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries’ sessions at #IFMAWW15.

Office buildings and campus environments are laid out within a time-held tradition of business adjacency that relies on very predictable notions of who needs to be next to whom (sales next to marketing, finance next to business operations, etc.). These safe and conservative bets deliver safe and conservative outcomes. But research shows that if one sits more than 60 feet away, others might as well be on another floor or in another building. And, cross-disciplinary adjacency is beginning to drive breakthrough thinking relative to new ideas, problem solving, and the importance of understanding vs. assuming where the highest benefits of face-to-face adjacency can be achieved. Learn more at IFMA World Workplace, Denver on October 9 at 10:30. Check out the rest of the WE line-up here: http://goo.gl/Lx6rKp


Is open office really all that bad?

Is open office really all that bad?

Have you been wondering how 100% unassigned workplaces affect processes, efficiency, and density concerns? Us too.

Source: workdesign.com

Once again, the key is choice. Many confuse unassigned workplaces with open office. Some may be, but the most successful ones offer employees a choice of spaces that support what they are doing at any given time. 


Article shows why wellness program enrollment is so low & how to fix it.

Article shows why wellness program enrollment is so low & how to fix it.

"...while most employees (87 percent) participate in lifestyle management programs like smoking cessation or weight loss, most significant cost savings are achieved through disease management — nearly $4 for every $1 invested. However, Rand finds, just 13 percent of employees participate in disease management programs."

Source: www.workforce.com

Really good read but what it failed to address is the fact that medical/healthcare costs are just the tip of the iceberg. The really cost to a company comes in the form of presenteeism--being at work but not really working due to poor physical or mental health. A depressed employee, for example, only costs an employer about $1,600 a year in medical costs. But they lose over 40 days a year in absenteeism and presenteeism.


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