Must-Read Articles 11/25/17

Hello, everyone! We hope you had a great weekend. Here you’ll find a compilation of interesting articles that we enjoyed ourselves last week. We hope that these will inspire you with new ideas for your workplace and facility management teams!

“Digital technology… is used to reduce friction and minor irritations”

Tom Caroll, writing for IBT, delves into the variety of ways that organizations have found the workplace to affect productivity. Leaders are starting to realize that they need to consult their team members in order to fully understand the unique dynamics of their particular organization, but there is still a ways to go – “At present only 51% of employees worldwide say that their company’s workplace allows them to work completely effectively, according to JLL’s latest research Workplace”

The F.E.T.C.H. Model

Shama Hyder writes about a new set of organizational principles called “FETCH, short for Fluid, Engaging, Technology-Driven, Convenient, and Heuristic.” This set of principles is a good starting point for those that are looking at the early stages of rethinking their workplace, and those that are in the middle of a redesign could make good of them as a benchmark for every decision along the way.

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