New York, 28 March 2019:
Marking its second consecutive year, Workplace Week New York 2019, brainchild of Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), will take place the week commencing 24 June 2019. More than 20 organizations, including 8 debutants, have confirmed their support for the philanthropic week, which last year raised over $20,000 for the “I Have A Dream” Foundation (NY).
Following last year’s successful American premiere, Workplace Week will once again touch down in New York this summer. Boston Consulting Group, Blackstone and GroupM are just some of the big names participating in Workplace Week 2019 to celebrate and showcase workplace innovation and creativity.
Marking an exciting first for Workplace Week NY is Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG has literally elevated the concept of an activity-based office design to new heights with a 193,000-square-foot office space spanning the 42nd through 47th floors at trendy 10 Hudson Yards. Home to more than 700 employees and championing ‘collision coefficient’ and serendipitous interaction, the open and dynamic space features myriad styles, themes, looks and finishes, all underpinned by the latest state of the art technology, and stunning views of the Hudson.
Another debutant to the 2019 line-up is Blackstone Innovations, the technology team at Blackstone Group L.P., the American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm based in New York City. The design rationale for its recent 30,000-square-foot-office in the heart of Lexington Avenue was to create an agile environment that fosters a culture of collaboration and provocative thinking.
Also making its Workplace Week debut is GroupM, the world’s largest media investment management firm. In 2018, GroupM embarked on a strategic merger of office space for the network’s distinct brands, relocating from three separate Midtown offices into a new, 700,000-square-foot headquarters in 3 World Trade Center. Under the stewardship of global design and planning firm, HOK, employees now have access to shared space that includes a two-story town hall workspace, coffee bar, wellness center, game room, career center, tech hub, grab-and-go café, and outdoor terrace.
“Workplace Week New York was created to showcase how business leaders and their facilities, people services and workplace teams can champion change in order to improve engagement, productivity, wellbeing and business performance,” says Andrew Mawson, founder of AWA and creator of Workplace Week. “The charitable workplace festival is back due to huge demand to shine a light on the organizations that use workplace change as a tool for business transformation by embracing new, modern approaches to work that help people be at their best.”
To find out more about the workplaces taking part in Workplace Week 2019 and to book tickets, please visit www.workplaceweek.com and join the conversation via @WWNewYork19 using the Twitter hashtag #WorkplaceWeek19. More tours and events will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Workplace Week
Workplace Week is a week-long showcase of workplace innovation taking place in New York between 24 and 28 June 2019, in aid of the “I Have A Dream” foundation – New York (IHDF-NY). Workplace Week 2019 consists of short visits to some of the most innovative workplaces in New York and fringe events. The event is organized by AWA. Delegates can book their place on the tours by visiting the website https://www.workplaceweek.com/, selecting their chosen event and then paying a small contribution which goes to IHDF-NY.
About Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)
Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) is a multi-disciplined and independent management consultancy that helps large organizations to get the most from their workplace investments, practices and management. Founded in 1992, AWA has delivered technologically and behaviorally-complex projects to transform work, the workplace and workplace management for large and politically involved organizations. Our clients include RBS, Invesco, Willis Towers Watson, Unicef UK, Santander, Direct Line Group, Natcen, and The Cabinet Office.
For more information contact:
Jo Sutherland at Magenta Associates on +44(0)7943833295 or [email protected]