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.
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…
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.
From its inception, WE has desired to be a truly global community to expand our collective workplace intelligence and build a network of workplace strategist throughout the world."
Global WE Hubs now total 25!
Don't wait all year to mix with fellow Workplace Evolutionaries, check out a WE Hub in your area.
WE Hub Estonia, October 25, 2018
Workplace happiness: the art of creating happy workplaces
Öpiku 2 – conference centre, Tallinn
WE Hub Denmark, December 4, 2018
If you were there, you already know all how great WWP was this year. If you weren't, be sure to come next year!
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!
"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."
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.