Welcome back to Collective Bookmarks. This week’s newsletter is an 8 minute read, or the time it takes to change the ink cartridge on your printer. Collective Bookmarks is sponsored by HQO, the world’s leading workplace experience platform.

This week we were very excited to be able to attend a wonderful event in San Francisco hosted by Tom and the team at Café. It was great to be surrounded by such an accomplished group of workplace professionals and the discussions were both insightful, meaningful and hilarious. As always, it’s great to see folks in San Francisco building and creating the future of work.

In This Week’s Issue:

Events We’re Attending:

Café’s Work Crafter’s Dinner in SF

Books We’re Reading: Out of Office by C. Warzel & H. Petersen

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Three Things You Should Know

From The World of Work and Place

1. Take a Break, It’s Productive

In today’s fast paced world, burnout is on the rise. Taking breaks and a pause for respite can not only improve your mental health, but also increase your productivity.  You can dive into AnnE Diemer‘s most recent Collective Thoughts article to learn more and find practical ideas on integrating breaks into your daily work life. Sometimes, you need to slow down to speed up.

2. Leading Hybrid Teams w Denise Brouder

Last week we welcomed Denise Brouder of SWAY Workplace to share how her team is helping companies understand how to lead in a hybrid world. We talked about media narratives vs reality, how teams can get started, and much more. We hope you enjoy the conversation linked below. More information on the next community sessions can be found later in the newsletter.

3. Designing for All Activities In the Workday

In Evelyn Lee‘s most recent Collective Thoughts article, she discusses the importance of creating the right office environment, emphasizing the need for careful consideration and thought to address the diverse work styles and needs of your employees. As we seek to reimagine our spaces for new ways of working, Evelyn’s article is a great call to think differently.

Together with
a woman holding a phone in her hand showing the application HQO

HqO, ranked No. 75 on the Inc. 5000 list, is transforming how people connect with each other and the places they work. The HqO Workplace Experience Platform and App makes it easy for companies and commercial property teams to create modern workplaces through world-class amenities and services that allow people to thrive and produce the best results. Active in over 250 million square feet in 25 countries, 57% of the Fortune 100 rely on HqO to enhance their workplace experiences, improve employee satisfaction, and drive operational excellence.

Someone You Should Know

In the world of Work and Place

Caroline Quick leads Global Real Estate and Workplace at Cloudflare where she is leading the initiative to completely reimagine the company’s physical environments to support a more flexible, dynamic, distributed way of working. With 25 years of experience in the Tech industry and the winner of the Elevate Women in Tech award, Caroline has worked with some of the world’s most widely recognized high-growth companies, creating future-focused real estate and workplace strategies on a global scale. While she has a long track record in tech including production and game design, Caroline is also an entrepreneur, and spent several years after the .com bust founding, building, and later selling a multi-million-dollar modern home furnishings business.

What’s Happening in The Collective Connect Community?

Hot on the heels of our last community session with Denise Brouder, we’re excited to welcome Kirsty Angerer to lead a session on The Workplace Reset. Kirsty is one of the incredible people leading development at Leesman and the research they are conducting is top notch. The insights from this session should not be missed.

A Product We’re Into

Matrix Booking

Matrix Booking is an employee engagement platform that supports the three Ps of collaboration: 

  • Purpose:  Booking workplaces across the workplace to bring people together on site
  • People:  Enabling colleagues to understand when their co-workers are in office 
  • Process:  Integrating with occupancy sensors and access control to create a frictionless office 

Matrix Booking is an award winning room and desk booking solution that unlocks potential in workplaces. The Matrix Booking platform is used across the globe by organisations of all types and sizes, providing an easy way to book office space through intuitive and user-friendly applications.

Matrix Booking is an easy to deploy platform to streamline the management of bookable spaces, visitors and other amenities. Success stories include the UK Government, BNP Paribas, Seagate, Direct Line Group, National Grid, Spencer Stuart, Deliveroo and many more.

That’s It For This Week

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