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17 October 2016

Join HOK’s WorkPlace Leaders at the 2016 CoreNet Global Summit in Philadelphia

Maxus Kill Knowlton

Leaders of HOK’s WorkPlace practice are presenting at this year’s CoreNet Global Summit, held in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center from October 16-19.

HOK’s WorkPlace practice leverages the art and science of design to create high-performance workplaces that enable people to be as productive as possible. The group’s four presenters at CoreNet’s Global Summit are Kay Sargent, Gordon Wright, Sofia Fonseca and Robyn Baxter.

Event schedule highlighting HOK’s participation:

Kay-SargentMonday, October 17, 1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
Workplace Learning Theater—Picture This: Workplace Beyond the Boundaries
HOK Director of WorkPlace Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCR.w
More and more corporations are seeking to push the boundaries and position themselves globally with work environments that not only address their culture and functional needs, but establish ties across regions. The speed of change is driving a need for more agile solutions. To meet today’s needs, corporations need to think outside the box and outside traditional office boundaries.

GordonWrightMonday, October 17, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Workplace: Productivity Asset or Cost Liability?
HOK Director of WorkPlace Gordon Wright with Tim Oldman and Dr. Peggie Rothe of the Leesman Index
While it is common for organizations to view their people costs as an investment in an asset, property struggles to make that transition. This has led to a cycle of cost reduction. But as this continues and investment in workplaces decreases, are companies limiting the impact their people can have on the organization? What is needed to change the mindset of business leaders on property being a cost liability to one in which it is viewed as a productivity asset?

Sofia FonsecaTuesday, October 18, 9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
Human Capital Learning Theater—The Corporate Real Estate Leader: Leadership Training in a Climate of Uncertainty
HOK Consulting Specialist Sofia Fonseca
According to Gallup, about 60 percent of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent and 50 percent of workers have left jobs because of bad leadership. In a climate of economic, social and political uncertainty, what are the challenges with leadership training? During this session, participants will examine proven ways to train corporate real estate leaders and examine the seven leadership habits needed to succeed.

Robyn BaxterTuesday, October 18, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
The Resilient Workplace: Engagement and the Global Workplace
HOK Regional Leader of Consulting Robyn Baxter
Senior business leaders are attempting to build cultures that lead to more resilient organizations that can respond to market conditions while also reinventing and innovating ahead of the market. This level of resiliency demands employees who are highly engaged. Businesses need people who come to work energized and who are ready every day to generate new ideas, create new strategies and make meaningful progress.

2016 CoreNet Global Summit - Americas