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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.
Every year delegates from IFMA travel to D.C. to ask members of Congress how we can help and what our members tell us they need and want.
This year, fellow Workplace Evolutionary Kate Lister joined the delegation led by IFMA's Jeff Johnson to champion for telework legislation, FM apprenticeships, continuing work toward better managing the federal real estate portfolio. In total, we spoke to more than a dozen U.S. senators and congressmen.
If you have something you'd like to say about FM or corporate real estate to your federal, state, or local government representatives, consider pulling IFMA's advocacy group into the conversation. With 24k+, members our voice carries some weight.
"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.
Save the Date: IFMA Facility Fusion March 20 WE Pre-Conference “WE + Sustainability = Your New Competitive Advantage” – Space is Limited
Our global thought leaders promise to open your minds to the latest thinking on how sustainability will be the next competitive advantage.
This full day event is for everyone involved in the built environment that hears this call and wants to engage in a meaningful discussion and play a role in leading this important initiative.
Hear from Sustainability Leaders:
- The Edge (Deloitte, Amsterdam)
- Method Soap (Chicago IL)
- Cook County (Chicago IL)
Plus sessions on the role of technology, people and performance implications, best practices, and more.
To end the day, we will guide you through a powerful exercise designed to help you create your own, “unique action plans."
Filter bubbles are a problem for democracy. We believe they’re a problem for creativity, too.
From IDEO: Escape Your Filter Bubble and Enhance Your Creativity
- Talk to strangers - Bill Murray's recommends conversations with cab drivers
- Unfollow people like you - it will open your eyes to other perspectives
- Join a different demographic - Bingo anyone?
- Volunteer - It brings you eye to eye with people you don't usually hang with (and it will make you feel good)
From Fast Company: Expunge these three phrases from the conversation:
- Best Practices - By the time they're 'best' they're stale
- Return on Investment - Yahoo turned down an offer to buy Google for $1M because it didn't pencil out
- "When I worked for ..." - It's so yesterday