Mentoring, socialization, and technology were themes heard throughout the recent IFMA Workplace Summit discussions at Cornell University. These tangible topics aren--Ã¢â€žÂ¢t just taking the place of yesterday--Ã¢â€žÂ¢s buzzwords like productivity, innovation, and employee experience --Ã¢â‚¬Å“ they--Ã¢â€žÂ¢re helping companies achieve a successful workplace strategy.
As Cushman & Wakefield's senior managing director and western region leader of Occupier Services, Karen Vincent works with major corporations to improve their transaction management, project management, facility management, financial management, and account management services.
If collaboration serves as the model for today's ideal workplace -- and the golden child that every business wants to adopt -- then coworking is the unwanted orphan that mid-sized companies and corporate America have yet to embrace.
There is a convergence of issues developing that will lead to a highly flexible and collaborative workplace experience. Successfully achieving this involves a unique process that integrates IT, real estate, and HR teams.
You--Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve probably heard (or used) buzzwords to describe today's office worker -- these "communicators", or "collaborators" might work in spaces we design called "huddle rooms" or "team areas". But in a world where the design trends are growing toward a consultant-based workforce, where does teamwork fit?