The heart of WTF’s work is using change - any change - as an opportunity to transform culture and build community. We do this by ensuring all voices are heard: we know that when people are invited to share their thoughts and concerns regarding a proposed change - whether that is a change to a neighborhood, a community, an office, or a non-profit organization - then the conversation will not only help alleviate people’s fears, it will spark great ideas that will make for a better and more positive change. Ensuring all voices are included in a conversation about change creates connections and builds community. Our work encompasses meeting facilitation, change management and physical architectural design. What makes us different from other workplace experience, strategy and design firms is our focus on an inclusive process for all.
Lisa Whited is a master facilitator and trained mediator. Whether facilitating a conversation of three c-suite executives or a roomful of 200 community members, she balances personal reflection, small group face-to-face conversation and large group discussion with grace, humor and ease, so that people are included and heard. Using online collaboration technology, coupled with old-fashioned in-person discussion, the result is authentic engaging conversation in minimal time.
We use our knowledge of group dynamics coupled with our education in change management to outline a process that involves your employees from day-one of any proposed change. Most people freak out when they hear the c-word – and change is even more threatening when it occurs in our workplaces, where our identities are so closely tied to our work. Our process not only eases the acceptance of the coming change, but also results in people being more engaged after the change has occurred.
Often (but not always) our facilitation and change management process results in a physical architectural transformation. Whether we lead the design process, or we collaborate with a separate architectural/engineering firm, we understand the dynamics and requirements of today’s workplace, including Activity-based work, agile work, and remote work. Our workplaces can result in up to 30% less physical space, allowing resources to be spent on higher quality amenities including acoustics, technology and wellness.
We want to help you be successful with change so you can keep your good people and attract even more great people! Talking to us is free - so, send us an email or give us a call and let’s see how we can help!
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