With the Workplace Innovation Summit just under a month away, we are starting to get excited about sharing a day all about the future of the workplace with so many innovators. Melodee Wagen was one of the first people to purchase a ticket to the Summit, so we reached out to her to see what she is most looking forward to!
I’m a real estate and facilities strategic planner and am really looking forward to networking with other workplace strategic thinkers, especially those in fields other than design and real estate. As the workplace, the organization, and the nature of work itself changes, I believe it’s more important than ever for us to understand multiple fields, advance thinking about how we can help each other, and influence how the built environment can help and/or hinder larger goals around how and where we work. Workplace planning touches so many different areas: technology, human resources, organizational behavior, real estate, furniture, compliance & regulatory, etc. It’s helpful to hear what organizations are struggling to achieve, what’s changing in the business landscape, and how others are managing through workplace challenges. I look forward to sharing concerns, brainstorming together, and meeting new colleagues on this journey.
Melodee Wagen, MCR, is the President of Workspace Strategies, Inc., specializing in strategic facilities planning, master programming, workplace analysis, change management, and mobility & alternative officing programs. She is a frequent speaker at national and local industry events; holds leadership positions on the Corporate Headquarters Council Board and the Workplace Evolutionaries Community of IFMA; and teaches in the Facility Management program at Wentworth. Select clients include John Hancock Financial Services/Manulife Financial, Greater Boston Food Bank, Harvard University, Unum Group, The Fraternal Order of Police, and CSC Consulting. Prior to her work as a consultant, Melodee was the Senior Planning Analyst at Harvard University. While there she produced and implemented short- and long-range strategic and master plans for building resources of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which includes Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Melodee holds bachelor and masters degrees from Western Michigan University, a business degree from Radcliffe College, and the MCR from CoreNet Global.