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  • Let Us Help You Make The Business Case

    • Workplace Flexibility
    • Wellbeing Programs
    • Mobile Work
    • Activity-Based Work Settings
    • Other Agile Workplace Strategies

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  • We Are Experts In:

    • Workplace Strategy ROI Analyses
    • Communicating “Why" and “WIIFM” to Various Stakeholders
    • People/Planet/Profit Analyses
    • Custom Research on Agile Workplace Strategies
    • Industry White Papers
    • White Label Newsletters/New Feeds

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  • With Best of Class Partners We:

    • Make the case for place
    • Optimize the space
    • Shift the culture
    • Measure results

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  • Widely Quoted Thought Leaders

    • Media Advisor
    • Conference Speaker
    • White Papers and Articles
    • Workplace Futurist

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Global Workplace Analytics conducts independent research and consults on emerging workplace issues and opportunities. We specialize in making the management case for workplace flexibility, well-being programs, mobile work, activity-based work settings, and other agile workplace strategies.

Based on our work with public and private sector employers and an examination of over 4000 documents, case studies, and research papers, we’ve built models to quantify the economic, societal, and environmental benefits of alternative workplace strategies for the US, UK, and Canada. Hundreds of organization and community leaders have used our custom models to make their own case for workplace change. 

“Global Workplace Analytics has perhaps the most comprehensive set of data around…”—Forbes

Upcoming Speeches/Webinars/Events:

Academic study shows telework can actually improve manager/employee relationship | University of Illinois


"... our research shows that telecommuting has positive effects not only for an employee’s task-based performance, but also for their contextual performance in the work environment itself.”"


Kate Lister's insight:

It's great to see a rigorous academic study that debunks the telework myths regarding lower productivity and social connection.



VirginPulse: Why Employees Are Unfocused at Work (and how to help)


" In today’s workplace, a whole host of interruptions are vying for employees’ attention. The good news is that reigning in the diversions and helping employees get down to business may be easier than you think."


Kate Lister's insight:

Incredibly, 43% of survey respondents say they are distracted between 201% and 75% of the day. Why? Colleagues, technology, the Web, meetings, phone conversations, and micro-management.



The New Work Reality Show: Conference Room Brawls


A mundane fixture of office life, the conference room, has become a flash point for conflict amid dueling meetings and scarce space.

Kate Lister's insight:

It's pretty clear that conference room/collaboration space hasn't kept up with how people are actually working. Think more small places, less big places, and a reservation system that makes it work seamlessly.



New study shows parents value family over work by a wide margin; fear backlash for putting family first.


A new study of working parents across the U.S. reveals many working moms and dads fear that their family responsibilities may cause challenges at work. Read the study!

Kate Lister's insight:

More than 75% of parents rate family of top importance. Only 2% say the same about work. Yet most fear retribution if they ask for flexibility and many will lie to hide family problems. What's wrong with this picture?



Deloitte: 87.7% of the workforce lacks passion for what they do.


By cultivating the traits of worker passion in their workforce, organizations can make sustained performance gains and develop the resilience they need to…

Kate Lister's insight:

The article indicates that 87.7% of the US workforce doesn't have passion for their work and offers ways to close the "passion gap."



Hot Topics

Free Resources

Good Reads

Upcoming Presentations


Workplace as a Strategic Business Tool, CoreNet Central Texas Chapter, Austin TX, October 9, 2014

The Business Case for Well-Being: Costs, Benefits, and Case Studies, WELL2014, International Well Building Institute, New Orleans LA, October 20, 2014

In The News

Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms, Baltimore Sun, March 14, 2014

It’s Unclearly Defined, but Telecommuting is Fast on the Rise, New York Times, March 7, 2014

Telework Yields $32 Million in Snow Day Savings, Forbes, February 27, 2014

Lone Eagle Cities: Where the Most People Work from Home, NextGov, March 3, 2014

Madison firms not about to ban telecommuting, Capital Times, February 25, 2014

How To Build and Sustain a Remote Workforce, Fast Company, February 21, 2014

Accountability, The Key to Federal Telework, Federal Times OpEd by Kate Lister, February 6, 2014

Florida Among the Top 10 States for Telecommuting Jobs, Jacksonville Business Journal, February 10, 2014

Federal Telework Surge Could Save $14 Billion Annually , Wired Workplace, January 25, 2014

Measuring the Impact of Workplace Flexibility, 1 Million for Flexibility, January 24, 2014

FEDTalk, Federal News Radio interviews Kate Lister on the Office of Personnel Management’s latest Status of Telework—Report to Congress, January 24, 2014

Report Says Telework Could Save Government $14 Billion a Year, Federal Computer Week, January 24, 2014

Federal Telework Surge Could Save $14 Billion Annually, NextGov, January 24, 2014

Telestorming: When weather and disasters forces people to work from home, Deseret News, January 10, 2014

Why Telework When You Can Take a Snow Day?, Nextgov.com, January 4, 2014

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