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Q2 Workplace Trends with Liz Elam: Technology

By Stormy McBride On April 6, 2021 In TechCoworkingCoworking TrendsFuture of WorkGCUC Podcast

Reluctant inevitability of AI, new etiquette around space as a service, lean models for complete engagement, and technology to enhance the internal member experience is the focus of Season 2 of our GCUC podcast – Workplace Trends with Liz Elam.

In our second season (released today), we interviewed leaders from all over the world as we explore how the pandemic has accelerated technology.

 

Here are some of our favorite moments:

 

What a lot of technology has been designed around is the assumption that a lot of people will have a place of work, office structure and often a hierarchy in the workplace they occupy. – Melissa Gregg, Chief Technologist – User Experience and Sustainability at Intel

What was striking was how traumatic that became to people not realizing how much they rely on the hallway as a place to bump into people, exchange information, or schmooze with the boss to get their point across. – Melissa Gregg, Chief Technologist – User Experience and Sustainability at Intel

Then Q2 of 2020 happened and it was a freefall. Productions stopped; the world stopped. It has been a year but depending on the day, it feels like yesterday or forever ago. – Brian Meece, CEO at GreenlightGO

 

Nobody wants to be stuck with a 10-year lease if it doesn’t work out. This flexible model is here to stay; its got a lot of staying power in the current dynamic. – Brian Meece, CEO at GreenlightGO

We came into this with a heavy technology lense because some of the sharpest, most creative people you ever meet have such a surprisingly antiquated workflow. – Brian Meece, CEO at GreenlightGO

A lot of people are overlooking the day-to-day routine of the members and seeing all the touch points where technology could enhance or take away from their experience in the space. – Jessica Knapp, Founder at Bright Work

Implement technology that not only supports the public facing components of the space but also make sure to support the internal member experience, as well. – Jessica Knapp, Founder at Bright Work

People do want to go see people. You want to go spend time at the office. There is so much to be learned at the hands of the more senior people and you only get that by seeing the way they carry themselves. – Chris James, Vice President of Business Development at essensys

There are really two industries in the world that have yet to really pivot to a proper tech offering; that’s law and commercial real estate. Historically we just didn’t use technology. – Chris James, Vice President of Business Development at essensys

Technology for real estate is new but its not new for essensys. We were founded a decade and a half ago when the founder looked at the complexities of operating executive suites and said it doesn’t have to be this difficult. – Chris James, Vice President of Business Development at essensys

Because I really love what I do for work, it keeps me very directed and motivated. I get to connect with really interesting people around a topic that I really love. That keeps me focused. – Aassia Haq, Vice President of Talent Marketing at MBO Partners

We make it easy for enterprises and independent professionals to work together by solving all the problems and friction that come from a solo entrepreneur small firm trying to engage with a really large company. – Aassia Haq, Vice President of Talent Marketing at MBO Partners

We have taken all the difficult pieces, all the friction and pain points that exist between the individual and the company and have them happen seamlessly inside a platform environment that creates connectivity and complete visibility. – Aassia Haq, Vice President of Talent Marketing at MBO Partners

COVID has acted as a tipping point for how strategic organizations think about workforce transformation. They’ve recognized that there is a move from a fixed labor model to a more flexible labor model with more reliance on the use of independent consultants. – Aassia Haq, Vice President of Talent Marketing at MBO Partners

 

Click HERE to listen to Season 2 on Technology of Workplace Trends with Liz Elam. It’s juicy!