New Survey Reveals Top Workplace Trends for 2014

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology surveyed some 8,000 industrial-organisational psychologists to unearth what they believed to be the top 10 workplace trends of 2014. Many of these will be familiar to readers of this blog, but some might be new. Check them out and see what you think.

Source: www.socialmediatoday.com

This list links Remote Working (#9) to Work-Life Balance (#7). We also see a link between Remote Working (#9) and Locating Talent (#3).


By providing an option to work remotely, your organization can avoid geographical barriers to hiring and retaining top talent.    

 

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Why Brooklyn Is The New Mecca For Fledgling Tech Startups

Although every city is mired by challenges and no neighborhood truly represents an urban planner’s paradise, Brooklyn’s live-work lifestyle comes quite close. While recent pieces have chronicled the detrimental effects of large tech firms on cities, a new perspective is warranted.

Perhaps the grass is greener on the East Coast, but here in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, tech companies have been helping neighborhoods flourish because they are choosing to work in collaborative, creative environments.

Source: www.businessinsider.com

The trend of startups using shared space and coworking locations can teach established corporations something about attracting and retaining Gen Y, which populates the tech sector.

The youngest generation in the workplace wants to work in a collaborative setting or close to where they live (generally gentrified, urban settings).  Either provide a modern workplace or operate downtown. 

Another possibility, which we’ve seen organizations whose HQ is not in a ‘hot market’ embrace, is the adoption of telework.  By allowing employees to work remotely (and live where they want, not just where you are), they’ve found they can finally start recruiting the workforce of the future.

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Telework, once a ‘mom perk,’ keeps government humming during snow storms

On Tuesday morning, snow and ice covered the streets around Mika Cross’ home in southern Maryland. Commuter accidents clogged roadways. Her kids’ school closed because of the stormy weather. Many businesses, medical offices and shops were shuttered. And Cross’ employer, the federal government decided to shut down.

But for Cross and thousands of federal and private sector workers who can work remotely, or telework, Tuesday was just a typical work day. Except that her kids, at her ex-husband’s house, played in the snow all day and she, instead of getting in a workout at lunch, shoveled snow…

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Telework isn’t a mere perk–it’s a risk mitigation tactic. If the thought of business interruption doesn’t cross your mind when developing or reassessing your company’s workplace strategy, you’re missing the boat.

Technology has finally advanced to the point where many people can work quite efficiently at home, or a third place. Why risk huge work stoppages by having an archaic workforce strategy that only enables or allows your team to work at one site?

We saw it after Superstorm Sandy–some of the organizations best equipped for staying afoot and avoiding an utter shut down were those that had a strong workforce mobility program already in place.  If you’re still viewing telework as a perk for employees–it may be time to reconsider your stance!

Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative.  Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.


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Mobile federal workforce allows for space efficiency

The Government Accountability Office reviewed five agencies that were either exploring “hoteling” programs or increasing their telework programs.  Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase efficiency.

GAO picked to review the Agricultural Department, The General Services  Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, The Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms  and Explosives.  All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.

Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase space efficiency.

GAO picked to review the Agriculture Department, the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.

– See more at: http://fedscoop.com/report-mobile-federal-workforce-allows-space-efficiency-hoteling/#.UpyWSl0i-WE.twitter

Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase space efficiency.

GAO picked to review the Agriculture Department, the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.

– See more at: http://fedscoop.com/report-mobile-federal-workforce-allows-space-efficiency-hoteling/#.UpyWSl0i-WE.twitter

Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase space efficiency.

GAO picked to review the Agriculture Department, the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.

– See more at: http://fedscoop.com/report-mobile-federal-workforce-allows-space-efficiency-hoteling/#.UpyWSl0i-WE.twitter

Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase space efficiency.

GAO picked to review the Agriculture Department, the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.

– See more at: http://fedscoop.com/report-mobile-federal-workforce-allows-space-efficiency-hoteling/#.UpyWSl0i-WE.twitter

Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase space efficiency.

GAO picked to review the Agriculture Department, the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.

– See more at: http://fedscoop.com/report-mobile-federal-workforce-allows-space-efficiency-hoteling/#.UpyWSl0i-WE.twitter

Source: fedscoop.com

The GSA is saving $24M in rent by real estate consolidation, aided by hoteling of workers. How is your organization taking advantage of workplace efficiencies, and how prepared is your workforce for new ways of working?

Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative.  Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.


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How Telecommuting Can Save the Planet

How much did you travel last year? I imagine if you sat down and really thought about it, the answer would surprise you. Here are some numbers to help you along: • The average American (aged 25 to 54) spends 64 minutes per day in the car, which equates to about 35 miles per person,…

Source: www.avaya.com

The environmental impact of remote working is well-documented, but  telework as a green initiative should not be overlooked by organizations.  A remote work policy can be a big attraction tool for Millenials, as many are environmentally-conscious and want to work for an organization that shares similar values!

Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative.  Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.


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Phone: 440-846-1410

Changing the way organizations manage workplace change