Autumn Gloetzner
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  • 10 January 2017

    Kathleen Fitzpatrick

    Autumn, I couldn't agree more. Your comments regarding internal renovations and remodels was extremely important. Often as designers we forget that internal staff are clients too and we sometimes forget the rules of communication apply within. Your advice is a good reminder to us all. Communication is never not appreciated!

  • 10 January 2017

    Patrick Tallarico

    Autumn, Thanks for sharing. The one important point you left out in your article is that space changes often result in or are reflective of a change in organizational culture. For example, going from offices to cubes implies a whole range of new work styles, work processes, employee interactions, and even status within an organization. While it is critical to engage employees about the physical changes, it is equally important to explore the role of culture in the change process.

  • 23 January 2017

    Autumn Gloetzner

    Kathleen, Thank you for your comments. We do tend to forget about internal projects. This is a great opportunity for us as designers to get it right and to be our own source for benchmarking this data. We have so many tools that we can use on ourselves and should be using so we can communicate even better to our clients. If we can get it right on internal projects, imagine external projects.

  • 23 January 2017

    Autumn Gloetzner

    Patrick, There are so many changes that affect an organization and all are crucial to the bottom line. Culture is huge in an organizations success or failure. As a company’s culture is shifting how can we as change leaders create awareness? Behavorial changes are huge challenges for companies, but for these to be successful there is an investment that needs to happen to help create this shift.. Thank you for your comments and we did not get into the culture shifts on this Insight, we will tackle this area on our next Change Management Insight.

  • 31 January 2017

    Elaine Kanelos

    Well said Autumn. At a conference in NYC just last week, Change Management was one of the most highly requested services. There are too many stories of well and beautifully designed workplaces that fail in their mission to engage and improve efficiency of staff because employees weren't engaged and informed about the new space and workflows leading up to final move in.

  • 30 August 2017

    Gerardo Rizzi

    Autumn, thank you.