Ignoring Alternative Workplace Strategies: The Fast Track to 2nd Place

Ignoring Alternative Workplace Strategies: The Fast Track to 2nd Place

Sep 20

Heading to IFMA World Workplace 2012 this fall (10/31 – 11/2) in San Antonio?  Come see the Stegmeier team present on why you need to consider an AWS for your organization.

Ignoring Alternative Workplace Strategies: The Fast Track to 2nd Place

Despite the documented financial benefits of alternative workplace strategies, some organizations still resist considering such a dramatic change. Smart companies have learned how to leverage flexible shared-space environments and workforce mobility to create a competitive advantage in their industries and geographic regions of operation. AWS initiatives, if implemented appropriately, serve two broad corporate objectives: significantly reduce workplace costs; while substantially improving workforce performance. There is a delicate balance between these two often conflicting objectives that can derail the best of business cases for workplace change.

Panelists for this session are thought leaders who represent three distinct perspectives—financial, generational and workforce performance. The panel will raise a number of current and emerging business issues and discuss the impact of not implementing AWS when addressing these challenges. The session will explore harnessing the advantages of a shared-space environment, leveraging generational differences to strengthen the financial case, and mitigating the business risks of workforce mobility.

If your organization has been skeptical about exploring an alternative workplace strategy, this panel discussion may convince you otherwise and provide you with the ammunition to challenge the status quo.

Diane Stegmeier will be signing copies of her book “Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments” in the Bookstore on Friday, November 2 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Learning Objectives:
  • Align the AWS with other organizational changes to develop a more compelling financial case.
  • Identify risks that can make an AWS solution more costly than conventional workplace design.
  • Employ stakeholder issues and concerns to convey a sense of urgency for an AWS initiative.
  • Accelerate the acceptance of workplace change by leveraging generational differences.

Friday, November 2, 2012
8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Diane Stegmeier will be signing copies of her book “Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments” in the Bookstore on Friday, November 2 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Speakers:

Diane Stegmeier, MBA

Stegmeier Consulting Group

President & Founder

Diane Stegmeier is president and founder of Stegmeier Consulting Group, a globally recognized leader in workplace change management. She is a member of the advisory board for the Telework Coalition, and the industry advisory board for The Journal of eWorking, published by Merlien Institute in The Netherlands. Stegmeier is best known for her extensive research on resistance to workplace change and her discovery of the 15 Critical Influences™ impacting behavior in the workplace. She is the author of “Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments,” which was ranked the #1 Workplace Strategy Book by Amazon readers. Stegmeier is the recipient IFMA’s Award of Excellence for Distinguished Author of a Book. Stegmeier earned an MBA with a concentration in Leading Organizational Change from Kent State University. She is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals, an international organization of recognized thought leaders.

 

Sandy Crocker Hosfeld

Stegmeier Consulting Group

Senior Consultant

Sandy Crocker Hosfeld is a senior consultant with Stegmeier Consulting Group. As a diversity specialist and workgroup consultant, she has contributed to the success of clients’ change management programs in areas including employee engagement, conflict resolution, and the development and delivery of training on working in alternative workplace environments. She has conducted extensive research on diversity and the multigenerational workforce, and is a globally recognized speaker, workshop leader and facilitator on the topics. She has 26 years of experience in the office and workspace solution industry and 16 years of teaching experience. Crocker Hosfeld holds a master’s of arts degree in psychology, with a Diversity Management Specialization, and a bachelor’s of science degree in education.

 

Matthew Stegmeier
Stegmeier Consulting Group

Consultant

Matthew Stegmeier is a consultant in change management with Stegmeier Consulting Group, and has been instrumental in applying the firm’s best practices and proprietary critical influence methodology to clients’ mobility, flex work, shared-space environments and other alternative workplace strategies. He is an IFMA Young Professional Member. His experience prior to joining Stegmeier Consulting Group includes a background in finance, human resource analytics and intellectual property protection. He is pursuing an MBA in sustainability from Baldwin Wallace College. He completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University. Stegmeier is the co-author of the forthcoming book, “CAVE People in the Workplace: Managing Citizens Against Virtually Everything.”

 

Want to join us? Register for World Workplace 2012 and head on to our session Friday morning. Don’t forget to come out to the book signing (at 10:15 after our session) and introduce yourself to our team!