7.11A Cracking the Code to Deploying an “Unassigned” Workplace Strategy Crack the Code of Successful Activity Based Work
Friday, October 5, 2018 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center - West Wing
Room: 208A
Dates: October 5, 2018 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CST
For over a decade, CRE organizations have globally deployed “unassigned” workplace strategies. Often these programs result in low levels of environmental satisfaction and professional performance. In this highly-interactive session, using a blended learning technique, we will begin by capturing the experience of our audience. Based upon these data, we will showcase organization intelligence collected during dozens of workplace redesign projects and insights drawn from peer-reviewed articles in the cognitive and economic sciences to identify issues affecting unassigned workspace success as well as those linked to wellness and agility. The research information ties unassigned workspace success primarily to organizational and sometimes, national cultures. Cross-cultural perceptions of environmental control have a significant effect on the success of unassigned workspaces and management styles (opinions and practices) drive responses to unassigned workspace scenarios. Nonverbal communication and the quantity of alternative work locations also influence the success of unassigned workspace strategies. The session will feature straightforward, practical design and management recommendations that increase the likelihood that unassigned workplace strategies are successfully implemented. We will explore best practices of successful adaptations using the lens of the evolved “pattern language” introduced by Alexander. To conclude we will highlight the “Five Key Steps to Insure Successful Adoption of an Unassigned Strategy” and lead the audience through a “pop-up” exercise designed to deepen their learning and spur connections with others facing the similar issues. Our goal is to provide evidence, a powerful framework, and confidence to attendees implementing unassigned workplace strategies.

Understand issues related to unassigned workspace success, as well as those links to wellness and agility
Interpret cultural and other effects on unassigned workspace success
Integrate information presented to develop successful unassigned workspace strategies
Develop unassigned workplace strategies that also promote wellness and agility
200 level
Ilya Devers, CIO, WPA
Dr. Sally Augustin, Principal, Design With Science