ASICS is an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano: a sound mind in a sound body. The new ASICS America workplace reflects this statement in both design and amenities provided to employees, elite athletes and community organizations. Learn from the H.R. and marketing team how ASICS America is using their new workplace as a marketing and employee attraction tool. The new campus was purposefully designed with an emphasis on health and well-being in order to foster a more pleasant, productive and collaborative environment. With a state-of-the-art workplace and sports center, ASICS America can train their athletes, host community events and build their brand. The new campus setting focuses on the core mission and showcases company innovation and products.
ASICS America Case Study October 8th, 9:30-10:30
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“You learn how to diplomatically throw people under the bus,” said a marketer who spent six years in the retail division. “It’s a horrible feeling.”
Wow. This reads as a "what not to do" handbook on management. I'm sure there are two sides to the story, but either way it goes, this is going to be a PR disaster for them.
Join the Workplace Evolutionaries’ session at IFMAWW15 on Seven Things You Could be Getting Wrong with Angie Earlywine.
Whether a workplace program is in its infancy, or mature and refined many times over there are lessons to be learned and toxic workplace practices to quarantine. It’s time to take stock of the corners we’ve cut and the assumptions we've made and regroup on best practices. As we focus on future-proofing the workplace by allowing for maximum flexibility and mobility enablement, could we be doing more harm than good in today's modern workplace? Is your organization ready for a workplace detox?
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"Hawks-Ladds isn’t the only one who walks out of work feeling like she just survived a mini Ice Age. Many workers around the nation are shivering in their swivel chairs because their offices are over-chilled during the summer months. And the deep chill can cause productivity and environmental problems."
Research shows employees lose 4% to 10% productivity when they are forced to work in temperatures below 70f or above 73f, though they tolerate being too warm vs too cold. Too hot/cold, too noisy, lack of privacy rank in the top three office complaints. This shouldn't be so hard to get right considering that a 4% decrease in productivity costs a company between $2k and $12k per employee per year!
The idea that sitting is the new smoking has gained a lot of traction recently, but new research confirms we shouldn't take it too literally
Of course the answer is balance. Too much of any one thing is generally bad for you. Well, except maybe chocolate.
"Here’s the rub: no one in HR or in the C-Suite is an average employee. No one."
Very good advice here. How many times do you base your decisions on what your employees or customers want based on what you would? It's all too easy to do as Kodak and JC Penney learned the hard way.
"I really believe that unfortunately, the interior design and architectural practices are quickly becoming a commodity. And it’s unfortunate because of their amazing value. ...But, design firms are still struggling for how they can be compensated, and everybody wants everything so fast that nobody’s letting people do the research."
I've seen Kay speak about corporate DNA as it relates to workplace design. She has a unique and fascinating take on why we all shouldn't try to be like Google. She outlines the 6 elements of DNA here.
Life work balance is a term which often suggests a perfect point in time where a nirvana-type balance is achieved.
Saying "yes" to everything is a recipe for burnout and that's a recipe for turnover, reduced quality, and unhappy customers. The article offers some unique tips for teaching people to "no" or "yes, but."
Want more efficient, productive and effective staff? Let them work where they want, but manage the transition.
“The results of our survey clearly state the business case for agile working....By breaking down these norms through the adoption of agile working, and involving staff, our research shows that efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, flexibility and job satisfaction all increase."
It's not just a matter of flipping a switch, it takes effective and inspiring managers, the right technology, and a good understanding of individual differences.