6 Factors that Change Everything

Everyone associated with workplace-making – from workplace strategists, planners/ designers, real estate professionals and facilities managers to the organization for whom the workplace is developed – has been seeking the Holy Grail: a universal, broadly applicable metric for measuring knowledge worker productivity. If only we had it, we could prove that our choices - lower panels, white noise, blue walls, more natural light, etc. - have a positive effect on productivity (or not). We'd be able to prove causation, and have clearer answers about what-to-do and what-not-to-do to contribute to worker performance. We’d have proven data instead of subjective opinions, and we’d have ways to truly add value.

In this webinar, Eric Johnson, Sr. Workplace Advisor at Allsteel, will share findings in the search for evidence that such indisputable metrics exist. The research was conducted by AWA, The Center for Evidence-Based Management, and their sponsors, including Allsteel, to identify any and all cause-and-effect relationships between some aspect of the physical or virtual work environment and the measurable performance of the knowledge worker occupant.

In this webinar, you'll hear:

  • Is there actually a metric or metrics for measuring worker productivity
  • 6 factors scientifically proven to correlate to knowledge worker performance

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Eric’s focus is effectively integrating the breadth of workplace components – combining design, talent, operations, and technology – to creatively and optimally support new ways of working, changing work practices, and an increasingly diverse workforce.

Eric joined the Allsteel Workplace Advisory team in 2013, bringing a unique depth and scope of experience from his 35 years as an architect, workplace strategist, and operations leader. He most recently was a Senior Manager of Workplace Strategy at Deloitte, where he led the team that defined the mobility components of the firm’s workplace strategy, and managed their US hoteling program, including developing and implementing protocols, change and communications, and new technology. Prior to joining Deloitte, Eric provided strategic workplace and design consulting for clients including P&G, HP, Bell South (now ATT), Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, and AARP. He is an active member of CoreNet Global, the International Facility Management Association, and Workplace Evolutionaries. He is also a member of Drexel University’s Interior Design Advisory Council.

At Allsteel, Eric supports both Allsteel and client projects. He provided strategic guidance for the adaptive workplace implemented as part of the redesign of Allsteel’s headquarters. And he is working with a range of technology, financial services, energy, and government clients.