What’s happening in the world of “work”
About the speaker
Scott Ashley is the Senior Workplace Strategist for Vocon, one of the country’s largest design firms and one of the top 40 design firms internationally. With more than 15 years of experience working with leading corporations, retailers and office furniture manufacturers, Scott helps Vocon’s clients create workplaces that embody their organizations’ cultures , promote collaboration and meet the varying needs of their multi-generational employees, utilizing the latest technological tools to optimize organizational performance now and drive future growth.
Through careful consideration of both employee experience and organizational goals, Scott helps clients create workspaces that communicate company culture and brand and make the best use of the available workspace.
Scott was a featured speaker at the National AIA Convention in May 2015, NeoCon East in October 2014 as well as the 2012 Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Conference. He was a judge for the 2014 Techweek New York LAUNCH competition. His workplace strategy expertise has been featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business, Urban Land, Work Design Magazine, Trade & Industry Development and CoreNet Global’s The LEADER.
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Organizations really need to start to understand that personal interaction and the personalization of space is going to be really, really critical to their success as we move forward. — Scott Ashley
Understand the breadth of the type of talent within an organization is really, really critical. — Scott Ashley
Making sure the space is agile is a really, really critical part of it. It flexes, it changes, it adapts to the needs of an organization. — Scott Ashley
Start to think about the social disconnects of work and how miserable it can make you. Making sure there's that social cohesion is a critical part of it. — Scott Ashley
Organizations need to start to understand this shift in the world of work. This shift to the serial entrepreneur, this ship of shift to the independent contractor. Because if organizations are going to continue to be successful we've got to start to embrace this personalization of space. — Scott Ashley
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Hosted by Kalman & Pabst Photo Studio
Date November 20, 2015
Photographer Shane Wynn
Videographer Sam Kinkopf