Kati Barklund is Senior Solution Specialist for Modern Workplace at Microsoft Sweden where she is empowering people, teams and organizations to reach their full potential by focusing on a holistic view of the workplace. Mike Petrusky asks Kati about the need for collaboration both internally and externally in our organizations, creating environments that lead to spontaneous connections, and the tools we can use to improve productivity. They discuss IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community and Kati says it is “now or never” for the facility management industry to elevate the profession and take a leadership role, so FM can climb in the value chain and be more strategic. Mike asks Kati to share an inspirational quote (in both English and Swedish) to help us see the workplace from a fresh perspective as we explore the world of work together.

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Read Kati’s article published in “Work & Place”, and two great studies and articles from Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte:

“Smart workplaces increase performance and attractiveness”

”Twelve Forces That Will Radically Change How Organizations Work”

Deloitte’s study and report: “Transitioning to the Future Work and the Workplace – Embracing Digital Culture, Tools and Approaches”

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