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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:

  • IFMA Facility Fusion
    • Vancouver Canada 10-11 March 2015
    • Orlando Florida 21-22 April 2015

$11,000 reasons to let your people work from home « Bankrate, Inc.

$11,000: "That's the estimated savings employers can expect -- per year-- for every worker that's allowed to log in from home at least part of the week. 


Kate Lister's insight:

That number include the impact of increased productivity, and reductions in real estate, absenteeism, turnover. Down load the free white paper for all of the assumptions behind that estimate. Or calculate your own potential savings on our free calculator.



A company that profits as it pampers workers

Can a business that pampers its employees be profitable? It works for Patagonia.

Kate Lister's insight:

I think the ending quote from Patagonia's CEO  says it all: " “We support the whole community, as opposed to a few people who do very, very well and enjoy all the perks,” she said. “We’ve figured it out. Seems to me that the rest of corporate America should be able to figure it out, too.”



Poor mental health is costing employers billions!


Only 45 percent say they get help from employers to meet mental health needs.

Kate Lister's insight:

200 million workdays are lost due to depression alone.



Who Doesn't Love a Living Wall?


They reduce stress, help us think more clearly, and look supercool. Learn more in our interview with David Brenner, the founder of Habitat Horticulture.

Kate Lister's insight:

The article states that living walls benefit our mental health and our air quality.



Global Trends in Employee Attraction, Retention and Engagement


This issue of Sustainably Engaged covers the global trends affecting employee attraction, retention and engagement using insights from the 2014 Global Workforce and Global Talent Management and Rewards Studies.

Kate Lister's insight:

Towers Watson offers a good summary of the difference between what employers think is important to employees and what they actually think. Employers #1: Career Advancement Opportunities, Employees #1: Salary



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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