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Don’t miss these upcoming WE:binars
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Don’t miss these upcoming WE:binars

On the third Thursday of each month, Megan Campbell hosts a stimulating webinar on a leading workplace topics. Members receive an invitation in advance and a link to recordings following the webina…

Source: we.ifma.org

2018 and a Half Workplace Trends

October 18, 11am-12pm (ET)

Bob Fox will check in on his initial 2018 trend prediction to investigate how they are measuring up against what he is seeing in current projects and products.

 

Leveraging MBWA (management by walking around) To Drive Workplace Strategy and FM Engagement

November 11, 11am to 12pm (ET)

Steve Monaco will will discuss how to leverage the business management principles of MBWA to increase employee engagement and navigate the potential risks of a pre and post workplace change initiative. 

 

Past WEbinars offer a treasure trove of information. Don't fret if you missed one, you can allows view it here.


WE Rocked it at World Workplace in Charlotte
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WE Rocked it at World Workplace in Charlotte

If you were there, you already know all how great WWP was this year. If you weren't, be sure to come next year!

Source: we.ifma.org

World Workplace Fun:

For the second year in a row, WE won the Community of the Year award! Our fearless founder, Kate North, gratefully accepted the award on the Community's behalf. WE also won a private NASCAR tour for community engagement leading up to WWP. 

 

The WE sessions drew standing-room-only crowds!

 

Gaylene Domer and Susan Struer won the WE co-Chairman's awards for their hard work at making WWP a success and throughout the year.


Open Offices: The dumbest fad ever or the answer to your innovation prayers?
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Open Offices: The dumbest fad ever or the answer to your innovation prayers?

"For some people, “open office” means tearing down the walls, installing benches, and giving workers the option to sit wherever they want—as long as it’s somewhere in the big open space. For others it represents one choice in an ecosystem of workspaces that allow people to work wherever they want."

Source: fmlink.com

The debate about "open offices" is more about semantics than workplaces. Before we start the bashing or praising, we need to get on the same page about what it means. 

 

This article suggest we focus instead on creating places that cover these "seven critical c's: concentration, contemplation, collaboration, creativity, conversation, community, and caffeine.


Save the Date: IFMA Facility Fusion March 20 WE Pre-Conference “WE + Sustainability = Your New Competitive Advantage” – Space is Limited 
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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. 

Source: facilityfusion.ifma.org

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." 


If office noise is such a problem, why don’t noisy coffee shops, airports, or co-working spaces bother us?
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If office noise is such a problem, why don’t noisy coffee shops, airports, or co-working spaces bother us?

"The problem may be that, in our offices, we can’t stop ourselves from getting drawn into others’ conversations or from being interrupted while we’re trying to focus. Indeed, the EEG researchers found that face-to-face interactions, conversations, and other disruptions negatively affect the creative process."

Source: hbr.org

This HBR article suggests the problem with noisy offices is more a matter of who's making the noise than how loud it is. Recent brain science suggests just the right amount of noise (i.e. coffee shop level) may enhance creativity.