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Webinar - Driving Business and Environmental Results through Creative Workplace Management
NAEM Webinar: Driving Business and Environmental Results Through Workplace Management

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Driving Business and Environmental Results Through Workplace Management

Driving Business and Environmental Results Through Workplace Management

September 11, 2008
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

See how leading companies are redesigning their work space to save money, improve employee satisfaction and drastically reduce their environmental footprint.

Telecommunication and computer technology has been taken to new heights in recent years and as a result, surprising opportunities to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts have emerged. Unfortunately most corporate work programs have not kept pace. The traditional model for administrative workspace often requires excessive amounts of office space, support equipment and a drain on your most important resource: employees

This session will teach you:

  • Practical steps to setting up a workplace management program
  • Strategies for overcoming barriers to these programs
  • How to calculate the initial costs and expected returns
  • How to facilitate the cultural and behavior changes needed for long-term success
  • How to develop metrics for cost savings, energy reduction, and improved productivity

What are Workplace Management Programs?
Workplace management programs are alternative office-designs which consider how people, places and tools interact to support business goals. These programs utilize practices such as teleworking, flexible hours and efficient office space designs that encourage creativity and collaboration between employees.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Reduced workforce support costs
  • Opportunity to address strategic business goals
  • Ability to quickly adjust to changing work force requirements
  • Allow employees to work wherever and whenever they can be most effective

This webinar will highlight examples of how creative workplace programs can be utilized in ways that benefit both:

  • The employer, through reduced GHG emissions, reduced real estate costs and increased worker productivity and retention
  • The employees, through greater personal flexibility and increased quality of life

Who Should Attend?

  • Facilities Management, Human Resources, Information Technology and EHS and Sustainability professionals
  • Anyone concerned about leasing and operating costs
  • Managers interested in increasing productivity and employee satisfaction
  • Anyone who has ever wondered, “Is there a better way to set up the office?”

Featuring presentations by:

  • George Gosieski; Studley, Inc. & formerly with Capital One
  • Kristi McGee, Senior Director Open Work Services Group; Sun Microsystems

Speaker Biographies:

George Gosieski

George recently joined Studley to create a workplace and environmental sustainability practice. Studley is the leading international commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants with their commercial real estate transactions and provides strategic real estate consulting services to the federal and state governments, top-tier corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and law firms.

Prior to joining Studley, George was a Director in Capital One's Corporate Real Estate group where he developed the award winning West Creek Campus, created the concept of Scalable People Centers, and founded Capital One's Environmental Sustainability Office where, under his leadership, Capital One became the first corporation to achieve Green Globes status for a corporate campus.

George's career also includes 19 years with the Boeing Airplane Company where he developed three corporate campuses and established the Asia-Pacific Real Estate team and Global Real Estate Group.

George also supports several non-governmental organizations. He is a member of the National Association of Environmental Management, Green Building Initiative board of directors and research committee; Corenet Global's Sustainability Community; and Da Capo Music Institute advisory board.

George founded the Facility Management Degree program at the University of Washington and holds multiple patents related to wireless technology. He has a degree in Architecture from the University of Washington, a Masters in Corporate Real Estate from Corenet Global, and is a Certified Scrum Master.

Kristi McGee

Kristi McGee is a Senior Director in Sun Microsystems' OpenWork Services Group, which has been planning, designing and delivering work solutions to Sun's employees for the past decade. These include flexible work environments, mobile and collaboration technologies, and organization and work practices to allow Sun's workforce to work productively from wherever they are.

Ms. McGee has spent 18 years in Sun's Information Technology organization, most recently as Senior Director of Business Intelligence Services. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA from UC Santa Barbara.

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