In our last blog we explored the importance of trust at work. This time we look at 4 ways to encourage trustworthy behaviour – and as we know that trust has a positive impact on team performance, it is anticipated that working on trust will help improve productivity, relationships and retention. 4 Ways to
The Difficulties of Workplace Performance Measures The Christmas break offers the opportunity to read children’s stories to grandchildren and this year I ploughed into Thomas the Tank Engine and got reacquainted with the Troublesome Trucks! If you aren’t familiar with the Trucks, let me just say that they are always causing trouble, they like to
I was talking to a colleague the other day and we were discussing the need and drive of generating social interaction in the workplace, more specifically – the meeting/board room. The discussion was on the back of the article, “How To Get People Off Their Phones In Meetings Without Being A Jerk” by Kirstie Hedges.
A few years ago, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) were involved in a research project that looked at the productivity of knowledge workers. We wanted to understand the things that contributed to the workplace performance of teams, so that we could help ourselves and others to focus on the aspects that science told us were important.
Identifying Quality Performance Measurements and Outcomes “We already have loads of measures that take lots of effort to gather data on and which result in very few decisions that affect real lasting improvements.” In the previous two blogs on this theme we discussed how “weasel” words lead to ambiguous views on employee performance and how
Put simply, space planning is the process of designing how occupants will use a given space. For workspace design, this includes how much of the space is dedicated to types of work (collaborative, solitary etc.), how people will move through the space and how it will be equipped. At Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), we believe
How to Identify Positive Workplace Performances That Will Impact Strategy In the last Blog we described the need to weed out Weasel words in strategy statements. In this Blog we focus upon the need to identify the most significant performances that we can deliver that have positive causative impacts upon those strategic goals. In doing
In an earlier Blog we discussed the need to establish workplace performance measures that mapped upon the strategic outcomes that the client business sought. To do this, it is obvious that we must understand what the strategies mean in really simple terms. It is unfortunate that strategic statements rarely are sufficiently clear and unambiguous to
It’s come to that time of year where the northern hemisphere starts to freeze over. That’s right, winter is upon us and our friends in the United Kingdom and the United States are well aware of what that means. It’s time to bring out the extra layers of clothing, time to start turning on the
Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) are proud advocates for agile working and activity based working (ABW). As we’ve highlighted in other articles (see below), these alternate ways of working commonly adopt flexible working practices that help enable teams to work anywhere and at any time. This working style is increasingly being utilised in workplaces around the