TRANSFORMATION

The New Year is here and with it, a lot of exciting news and also an opportunity to change things up and do things better than before. We at Forrer are starting the new year with a focus on how place can impact people and performance.

Organizations are facing new and tough challenges every day. When they provide a sense of place and purpose, employees can engage in what they do, helping the organization realize that their potential. Watch this video to see what we mean.

 

1Avoiding The Digital Dustbin: 4 Ways Collaborative Workspace Drives Innovation

from Forbes.com

 

In an environment where networks are winning over hierarchies, ‘the corner office’ is now less a status symbol and more a relic of the Industrial Age. More than in any era of history, businesses today must be aware of how their employees are collaborating, and where.

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Maximizing the 4-Generation Workforce

from BizTimes.com

 

For the first time in history, four generations are working side by side: the Traditionals, the Baby Boomers, Generation X and the Millennials. How can you maximize your potential with so many generations in the workplace?

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A New Set of Metrics for High-Performance Workspaces

from Work Design Magazine

 

While coworking may be one harbinger of the future workplace, it is the integration of three C’s that is redefining workspace: concentration, collaboration, and community. The relationships between and among these three C’s are critical to support new ways of working and achieve target metrics of a high-performance work environment.

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How Physical Office Space Can Drive Cultural Change

from Bizjournal.com

 

The physical environment of a workspace is more than simply a collection of offices, desks and technology. A physical environment can truly shape the way in which employees accomplish their jobs. It should serve as a foundation for the kind of culture that an organization dreams to develop.

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What Workers Want in Their Office

from Workspring.com 

 

Work is more mobile and global than ever before, and happens around the clock. While some organizations have wondered if they even need a physical workplace anymore, forward-thinking companies have found that people need places that bring them together with other people and with their information.

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8 Things You Need To Know About Millennials At Work

from Businessinsider.com

 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that millennials will make up approximately 75% of the workforce by 2030.

That’s why it’s absolutely imperative that employers begin to better understand millennials (those currently in their 20s and early 30s)

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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SAVE THE DATE “TIME FOR CHANGE” HEALTHCARE CEU EVENT

Healthcare is evolving at a rapid pace, changing on almost every imaginable front, as patients and payors seek improved experiences, outcomes and value. On March 11, we welcome Joey Schihl, Area Healthcare Manager, as he explores trends, challenges and much more!

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

8V.I.A.: Vertical Intelligent Architecture

Walls aren’t going away-they’re simply being asked to do more. V.I.A. creates intelligent rooms, designed to augment human interaction by providing true acoustical privacy and hosting technology. It provides a sense of permanence with the speed and design flexibility of a relocatable wall.

V.I.A. not only defines space, but redefines the role vertical real estate plays in today’s workplace.

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RESEARCH

9The Privacy Crisis: Taking a Toll on Employee Engagement

In organizations all over the world, people are facing brand-new problems that require sharing information and putting knowledge together in new ways.

For all the right reasons, collaboration has become the big engine for progress and innovation. Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs.

Most efforts to fuel more successful collaboration are only making it worse. New Steelcase research has revealed that, while togetherness at work is vital for value creation, in excess it’s a killer.

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