Change Management – A Hidden Component of Workplace Design

By: Roger Marquis, Director of Business Development, Spacesmith

The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) defines change management as “the practice of applying a structured approach to transition an organization from a current state to a future state to achieve expected benefits.” Going further, ACMP states, “The more seamless the transition is for an organizations’ people, the more effectively and efficiently the organization will be in achieving the benefits of the desired future state.”

So, what does change management have to do with workplace design? Plenty. Read more


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Is your workplace conference going all ‘PropTech’?

Marcus Bowen previews the CoreNet Global Summit in Anaheim for Work&Place

If asked, I still say I work in corporate real estate (CRE). But after 25 years, much has changed, and I now see my own CRE world as either laying bets on future demand or plotting a ones-and-zeros pathway to AI-assisted dynamic resource management. To see this change being played out, just look at the CRE conference offerings:  When I first attended CRE conferences the format was simple; brokerage-heavy networking events with a side show of service providers and developer/landlords. CRE events are now very much formatted with the occupier in mind and work around the now familiar ‘workplace’ agenda.

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Recycling, Or Eliminating Plastic Altogether?

As an experiment, try to get through your daily routine without using any plastic.Read more


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Consciously Uncoupling

Guest blog by John Williams, The Instant Group

Breaking up is sometimes the hardest thing to do but sometimes it really is for the best.  Commercial real estate looks like it is undergoing a painful but ultimately very necessary break-up.  And it looks like not everyone is going to remain friends afterwards.

Thales Teixeira, Professor at Harvard Business School, has addressed the concept of “Uncoupling” in his book “Unlocking the Customer Value Chain.” Within this he sets out the lung-busting growth of Uber and Amazon, companies whose very business model has subverted established value chains by decoupling the selection of products from their purchase.

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Manufacturing Slowdown?

CNN is reporting America’s manufacturing slow down may spill over into other sectors.Read more


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World’s Busiest Airport Is…..?

It’s always something of a surprise (to us, anyway, and we live here!) when we hear that Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is the world’s busiest in terms of passenger traffic.Read more


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Guest Post: Maura Hudson, Newmark Knight Frank

Over the summer several colleagues and I were fortunate to attend the inaugural GlobeSt. Women of Influence (WOI) Conference in Colorado, where we engaged with 100+ colleagues across the spectrum of commercial real estate services. We discussed current and future trends we face as part of the profession, what it means to be a woman in business today, and how we are doing our part to not only promote, but accelerate diversity and inclusion (D&I) across the board. Read more


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Deep Employee Experience: Moving Beyond Perks and Benefits

Guest blog by Michal Matlon, User Experience Specialist, HB Reavis

A friend of mine works for a company where dinner is served at 7 o’clock. Undoubtedly, the organization will present it as a perk, a part of their employee experience program. And some might be convinced. But while being presented as a benefit meant to simplify employee life, the meal actually serves as an encouragement to stay longer at work.

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Unlock the Key to Successful Culture Change

Guest post by Roel Geenen and Anna Jaike Hut, Veldhoen + Company

Most of us have the opportunity to travel in private life. Some of us travel often and all over the world, others have only seen a few foreign countries. We all are aware of the fact that the cultural differences between countries are enormous. Living and working in Japan is completely different from living and working in the Netherlands. So, why do we implement large systemic group change like Agile, ABW and LEAN similarly all over the globe?

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WeWork’s Planned IPO Cools

WeWork, the seemingly hottest thing in co-working for a few years now, had planned an IPO but is considering slashing its valuation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more


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More Brexit Fallout…

The winds of Brexit continue to swirl… some insights below on the potential affects, and possibly a bright spot if a no-deal Brexit does occur.Read more


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Brexit: The Long and Winding Road

As of early this morning, US time, the British House of Lords has agreed on a bill that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.Read more


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