Freedom and Flexibility for the Workforce, Profitability and Sustainability for the Workplace

Being a good customer of design

5 questions to make the most of engaging workplace strategy and design services

This webinar will help you plan ahead to get the most from designers and consultants as you ask them to develop and build the changes that will help you reach your workplace goals.

Most organizations are preparing for or engaged in significant changes to their workplace and culture, but for many this is a once-every-ten-years process. This infrequent iteration means most of us do not are not adept at planning and implementing large internal change and do not have the insight that comes from repeated workplace transformation projects. As you engage outside experts, especially workplace designers and consultants, to take your organizational needs and vision and turn them into practice and reality, your project will proceed faster and you will achieve more success if you are ready for engaging and leveraging all the knowledge and experience available within design firms and workplace experts.

HKS, a renowned leader in workplace design and strategy, explains the process of firms engaging with workplace consultants and shows us how to best prepare for an efficient collaboration and results that match expectations. They share all the things you need to have answers for and all the ideas and goals you must develop before you engage design and strategy resources. Take this advice and these pointers to accelerate your workplace plans and improve performance.

  • Understanding your organization, its needs and direction
  • Defining your organization’s vision and capturing ideas for reaching goals and success
  • Creating the image - What does ‘successful change’ look like to your organization?
  • What to expect from holistic design strategy
  • How to communicate and share your message of change with your company.
  • The value and importance of education, a necessary compliment to design

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Presenters

 angela ramer webinar

Angela Ramer
Design Anthropologist & Research Analyst, HKS

With a background in anthropology, Angela brings a unique, research and user-centered design perspective to HKS projects that highlight understanding the human experience of design. Her ethnographic approach to research captures the experience of users in built environments. This approach facilitates user engagement, promotes leadership investment and informs design to anticipates errors, considers user expectations and enables organizational evolution

 donna sharpe hks webinar

Donna Sharpe, ASID, LEED AP ID+C
Vice President & Sr. Project Manager, HKS

Donna is a senior project manager with over 25 years of experience. She has worked on a wide variety of interior projects being highly involved in all phases of design and construction utilizing both the imperial and metric systems. Donna has a strong understanding of the elements necessary for the successful completion of corporate, law firm and government interiors including the development of workplace strategies.

 kate davis webinar

Kate Davis, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Design Director of Workplace Strategies, HKS

Kate has over 18 years of experience in finding opportunities for enriching the human experience through design. Throughout her career, she has amassed broad expertise through all project phases. From discovery, strategic real estate analysis, programming and space planning to project and construction management, her experience translates to a thorough understanding of the project’s “before, during and after.”

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