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Smartphones and Workplaces, Oh My!

My most recent “Talking About Tomorrow” hosted conversation was deep into a fascinating discussion about the “consumerization” of the workplace, when one of the participants commented “I think the smartphone has had a bigger impact on the workplace than the laptop ever did.”

Really? Hasn’t the laptop practically replaced the standard desktop computer, reduced space requirements, cut costs, and enabled millions of workers to work almost anywhere? How could a mobile phone even dream of having as dramatic an impact on the way we work?

Stay with me for a moment.

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November 2012: What’s Happened/Happening

Fall in North America is always an incredibly busy time. This year was no exception. Here are a few brief notes about the major activities  that we have been involved in over the last several months, plus a quick look ahead.

Raising the Bar

As you may know, in addition to my leadership of The Future of Work….unlimited, I am also a co-founder of Occupiers Journal Limited (OJL). [continue reading...]

Special Announcements: July/August 2012

Mobile Workforce Survey 2012

We delighted to announce that we have launched a new Mobile Workforce Survey to explore in depth how and where people are getting their work done in 2012. This survey is a collaborative effort between The Future of Work…unlimited and Novacrea, a talent management consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The survey takes just 10 minutes to complete. [continue reading...]

The 2012 Workforce Mobility Survey

How often do you work outside of your office (e.g., in a café, at home, or at other off-site locations)? Chances are you are not tied to your desk 100% of the time even if you go to a corporate office every day. We all know that the nature of work, including where and when it gets done, is changing dramatically. [continue reading...]

What’s Happened/Happening: June 2012

The Mobile Workforce Survey

We delighted to announce that we are launching a new Mobile Workforce Survey to explore in depth how and where people are getting their work done in 2012. This survey is a collaborative effort between The Future of Work…unlimited and Novacrea, a talent management consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The survey takes just 10 minutes to complete. Click on this link and do it right now:

http://www.cvent.com/d/rcqqty

We’d love your participation. And we’ll be happy to send a free Executive Summary of the survey results to everyone who completes the survey.


Raising the Bar

As you may know, Jim Ware, in addition to his leadership of The Future of Work….unlimited, is also a co-founder of Occupiers Journal Limited (OJL). He serves as Global Research Director for OJL.

And OJL recently announced its first 2012 research project, “Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Strategic Role of Facilities Management.” See the April newsletter’s Feature Article (“Is ‘Operational Strategy’ an Oxymoron?“) for an extended discussion about that project and the questions it has raised. We are actively seeking research participants; there is no financial cost to contribute to the study.

The study addresses the following kinds of questions:

  • How is facilities management currently organized and governed?
  • What are the most common organizational structures and reporting relationships?
  • How well are FM and workplace strategies aligned with the business, with financial strategies, with CRE, and with functional peers?
  • How is the FM function measured and managed?
  • What issues and challenges are FM managers facing in 2012?

If you are a senior CRE or facilities manager in an “end-user” organization (not a consultant or a service provider) you can contribute to this study in two important ways. First, contact Jim Ware now to schedule a one-hour research interview; and/or second, complete our online survey.

Please do complete the “Raising the Bar” online survey on the organization and management of facilities and receive a complimentary summary of our findings.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OJLRaisingTheBar

You can also read more about the study here:

http://occupiersjournal.com/complete-our-survey-rtb/

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