|Thursday, October 19, 2017||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center|
As the boundaries between work and life continue to blend, we need to think of offices as more than just a space to accommodate computers, work processes, and business infrastructure. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on the human experience within the workplace, which requires emotionally intelligent facilities managers. Human beings are sensors, which creates specific demands on workplace management - the ability to address human comfort and well being is critical to employee performance. Traditional workplaces are often not managed with these needs in mind, causing employees to experience sensory overload or deprivation. A deeper understanding of the human senses can be used to inform workplace management decisions - including scent branding, digital technology platform integration, spatial soundtracks, and even better restrooms. A multi-sensory framework can be leveraged to make facilities management decisions that are not just functional, but also enriching, resulting in offices that both attract and retain talent.
|Levels of Learning|
|Melissa Marsh, Founder & Executive Director, PLASTARC|