Category: Workplace

The Importance of Mobility in the Modern Workplace

Workplace
By Kelly Barlow

The first DC snowfall is a wonderful reminder of the importance of mobility in the modern workplace. A mobile work environment empowers the workforce to make decisions that prioritize their safety and wellbeing while enabling mission-critical activities to continue. The workforce can decide to commute early to avoid traffic and dangerous road conditions or work […]

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Four Shifts Employees Can Make to Transition to Flexible Spaces

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By Kelsey Patterson

Given the amount of time employees spend at work, it’s easy for individuals to grow attached to their personal workspaces. As businesses across the country trend towards open concept designs with fewer enclosed spaces, employees are increasingly encouraged to find areas outside of their personal workstation or office to conduct business. A 2019 Gensler Research […]

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Movement in the Workplace: Little-to-No Investment with Big Rewards!

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By Meagan Symes

Have you ever noticed how much you physically move throughout your workday? You may frequently find yourself getting up to grab something from the printer, walking to the break room, or meeting with a colleague. Maybe you obey your smartwatch as it annoyingly tells you to stand up and breathe. We all know that it […]

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Bolster the Success of Your Workplace Change with These 5 Criteria for a Successful Group of Change Champions

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By Rebecca Gaynor

Change can have big impacts on an organization’s performance – and employees are experiencing changes in the workplace at an increasing rate. According to Gartner, on average, employees now experience three major changes each year, compared to 1.75 in 2012. What is more, Gartner also shares that change-stressed employees perform 5% worse than the average […]

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3 Key Leadership Tactics to Promote Successful Workplace Change

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By Rebecca Gaynor

In times of change, it is critical that an organization has a vision as the true north for employees to strive toward, in order to avoid fragmentation and negative disruption. However, according to Gallup, only 22% of employees strongly agree that their leaders have a strong vision for the future. More and more, leaders are […]

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4 Workplace Change Obstacles and How to Address Them

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By Rebecca Gaynor

Any shift from the status quo in an organization can be hard for employees. Moreover, most leaders underestimate how open their employees are to change. According to Forbes, 37% of leaders think people like to remain in the status quo, compared to 45% of front line employees when asked the same question. As organizations modernize […]

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Understanding Diverse Perspectives and Other Lessons from Work Better Day

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By Kelly Barlow

I’m always on the hunt for opportunities to engage in conversations that broaden my perspective and challenge my assumptions. Most recently, I found just such an opportunity in DC at the Work Better Day conference, “an experience-driven event, bringing together curious minds, visionary thinkers, innovators, and change-makers.” The Work Better Day experience centered on three […]

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The Future of Workplace Transformation Relies on Employee Engagement

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By Tara Carcillo

Last month, I participated on a workplace conference panel to discuss change management and workplace transformation. At The Clearing, we believe change management is a necessary component of successfully undergoing workplace initiatives, but at the conference it became apparent that this is still a relatively new concept. “Wait, this is a service?” and “How does […]

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