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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Adapting Workplace Strategies in Non-Clinical Healthcare Environments

Emily Bateman
Project Manager, Perkins+Will
Joe Connell
Design Principal, Perkins+Will
Tricia Smith
Program Manager, Space Allocation for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Christine Strom
Project Manager, Northwestern Medicine

Changes in employee composition and changing professional styles translate into specific workplace expectations. Contemporary business models now emphasize diverse professional skills, flexible work schedules and greater social responsibility within the workplace. Healthcare administrations, who have traditionally worked in discrete office units, now employ staff who prioritize job diversification, technological connectivity and mobility. A key challenge for healthcare leaders, therefore, is balancing the needs and expectations of diverse employee types, while maximizing workplace productivity and retention. This session will focus on implementing a successful workplace strategy by addressing specific spatial, programmatic, and social needs, to reconfigure office space while maximizing employee productivity and retention. Strategies include documenting goals, evaluating current functions and best practices, providing recommendations and creating a business case for each recommendation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the emergence of leading workplace strategies in non-clinical healthcare environments.
  2. Learn tools, methods and processes to better align work and culture in the organization.
  3. Review trends and themes effecting workplaces in non-clinical healthcare environments.
  4. Learn from an owner’s perspective how workplace trends effected their culture.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH