FMJ's How-To Guide features article on how to quantify the impact of workplace change.
WE contributes a monthly column to FM Journal. This month Workplace Evolutionary, Kate Lister shows how to quantify the impact of workplace change on productivity, engagement, and turnover and offers tips on how to design spaces that improve all three.
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Insights are provided by WE:Research leader, Kate Lister. Kate is president of Global Workplace Analytics, a research and consulting firm dedicated to making the business case for workplace change. The opinions expressed herein are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of IFMA or the WE community.
Kate is not responsible for anything including, but not limited to, earthquakes greater than 4.0, crying babies, barking dogs, car alarms, and singing minstrels.
"Kate Lister breaks down the impact of the workplace on well-being and the steps to take to create a culture of well-being."
This article offers:
- The financial impact of of poor health and well-being on productivity lost, reduced engagement, and turnover
- The cost of healthcare, absenteeism, and presenteeism for the top chronic diseases
- A persuasive way to use a simple breakeven analysis to get your program funded
- Simple steps to kick-start a workplace well-being initiative.
Finding the right balance between working from home and logging time at the office requires the right insight.
Everyone seems to try to make this a polar argument. The research is clearly showing a mix of working at home or a third place works best when combined with time in the office.
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.
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
Save Money and the Planet: Work at Home During Telework Week (February 14-18, 2011) One day participation could save U.S. over three-quarters of a billion dollars San Diego CA (USA), February 8, 2011 – According to the Telework Research Network, if the 41 million Americans with telework-compatible jobs worked from home just one day during National Telework Week (February 14-18), U.S. savings would total $772...
Employees are eager to take control of their lives and desperate to find a balance between work and life. That’s why the option to telecommute scores as one of the most sought after benefits for a broad range of workers; it’s why, if you want to compete in the race for talent, you need to add it to your bag of tricks. For employees, telecommuting...