Snap Session 17C: New Ways of Working in the Post-Recession Economy: Global Benchmarking Study Results, 2011

Snap Session 17C: New Ways of Working in the Post-Recession Economy: Global Benchmarking Study Results, 2011


November 2011

Moderator: Bryan Berthold, MCR, Workplace Strategist & Real Estate Leader, Altisource Portfolio Solutions New Ways of Working in the Post-Recession Economy: Global Benchmarking Study Results, 2011 Speakers: Joe Aki Ouye , Ph.D., Co-Founder, New Ways of Working, LLC Gabor Nagy, Ph.D., Manager, Ideation Group, Haworth Inc. Now in its fourth year, this study reports on the extent and approaches of these programs, including: types of alternative workplaces and work options, status and length of program, business drivers, provisioning, barriers, change management, values, benefits, and long term recessionary impacts. The "aha" moment of the study was the recognition of the accelerating adoption of alternative workplace programs and the merging of AWS into mainstream practice, partially as reactions to the Great Recession. New Ways of Working, LLC and Haworth Inc. will review whether these were only temporary reactions to the urgent need to cut costs or longer term trends enabled by demands for work flexibility, better technology, more sympathetic management, or other trends. Key Takeaways Explore whether alternative workplace programs were just temporary reactions to the economy or whether they are longer term trends that are here to stay Examine the rate and extent of the adoption of alternative workplace programs and discover how they are sponsored, implemented and evaluated

Keywords: Atlanta Summit 2011, AWS, Benchmarking, Nomenclature, Rate of Adoption, Flexible, Options, Barriers, Cost, Endorsement, Leadership

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