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Recommended Reading: Change is on the Wind
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Recommended Reading: Change is on the Wind

Written in the form of a fable, Change is on the Wind tackles the challenge of the ever-changing landscape of the modern office, where real estate is constantly shrinking while additional demands are placed on employees for innovation and productivity.  

Source: www.avancellc.com

You've no doubt been told if you want to engage readers, tell them a story. But how do you tell a story about workplace change? Take a lesson from Cheryl Duvall's new book. It's a great read that walks the reader through a jungle of change in a fun and entertaining way.


The Science Behind What Makes a Great Workplace. Spoiler: Give people autonomy.
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The Science Behind What Makes a Great Workplace. Spoiler: Give people autonomy.

Friedman, a psychologist and business consultant, distills decades of research on motivation, creativity, and performance to provide both business leaders and their employees with useful tips for restructuring work environments to increase innovation, efficiency, and even joy in the workplace.

Source: greatergood.berkeley.edu

Top among Friedman's recommendations for creating a great place to work is giving employees more control over their work, giving them the tools they need to succeed, and encouraging social connections at work. 


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HBR Article shows brainstorming simply doesn’t work, but brain-swarming might

"How many times have you been in a brainstorming session this week? Chances are the answer is, “More than I can count.” But no study has proven that brainstorming works well, even though it has been the go-to method for idea generation since 1953."

Source: hbr.org

How many times have you been in a brainstorming session this week? Chances are the answer is, “More than I can count.” But no study has proven that brainstorming works well, even though it has been the go-to method for idea generation since 1953.


I hope to see you at Facility Fusion in Canada next week. I’ll be part of the keynote team.
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I hope to see you at Facility Fusion in Canada next week. I’ll be part of the keynote team.

Are you going to IFMA's Facility Fusion in Vancouver (3/8 to 3/11)? Kate North, Robyn Bews and I will be doing the keynote (The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Agile Work in Canada.

Source: events.ifma.org

There's a great line-up events including a full day of content from Workplace Evolutionaires, a community of practice within IFMA. Be there Monday, March 9th and sign up for the WE master class.


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