#WpLeadershipManifesto. Days 1-5

We're one week into the daily reveal of our eighteen-point manifesto for workplace leadership. And, like the early wisps of smoke from a new campfire, interest is starting to catch. This week has been all about the fundamentals: what workplace is, its purpose, and the essence of workplace leadership. Here's a quick run down of the headlines so far. If you want more for each point, search #WpLeadershipManifesto on Twitter or LinkedIn:

  1. Workplace is a discipline.
  2. Workplace exists to enable work.
  3. Workplace leaders enable communities. 
  4. Workplace and workspace are not the same.
  5. Workplace is physical and digital.

Next week's five points will go deeper, following a slightly more sociological path as we begin to nudge at some of the often overlooked realities of workplace leadership, and so by implication where people often go wrong. Follow @_3edges to ensure you see each point as the manifesto unfolds. On 31st January the full manifesto will be available for free download in glorious technicolour here from our website, 3edges.co.uk.

What do you think so far? Get involved. We co-created the manifesto with Neil Usher (workessence.com, author of The Elemental Workplace, out 1 March) in an aim to distil workplace leadership into its fundamentals - yet still embrace its scope, potential and nuance - and to promote reflection and learning. It will underpin our forthcoming Workplace Leadership Programme, in partnership with BIFM. Find your workplace voice comrades. Power to the people.

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Incoming. A Workplace Leadership Manifesto. 8th January

We love manifestos. Manifestos are a call to arms. A declaration of intent. They signal, fundamentally, positive dissatisfaction. They provide direction to inspire but also enough space to make them your own, to live them yourself. They embody the personality of the authors, the essence of movement they represent. They provide - perhaps above all - opportunity, and the optimism that goes with it.

For all of these reasons we'll take a great manifesto over a 'new' management model every time. (Which are rarely new by the way, and they are never perfect. But you probably knew that already.) So Monday 8th January sees the launch of the Workplace Leadership Manifesto. Co-created by 3edges and Neil Usher (workessence.com, author of The Elemental Workplace, out 1 March), we will release one point each working day of January on LinkedIn and Twitter. And it will underpin our forthcoming Workplace Leadership Programme, in partnership with BIFM.

Follow @_3edges to ensure you get each point as the manifesto unfolds. Search #WpLeadershipManifesto. On 31st January the full Workplace Leadership Manifesto will be available for free download right here on our website. Find your workplace voice comrades, whoever and wherever you are. Get involved. Power to the people.

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Episode 14 of Workplace Matters now available

In episode 14 of Workplace Matters Ian chats with Antony Slumbers, history of art graduate-cum-proptech entrepreneur, futurist and digital advocate. In a wide ranging discussion, Antony explains why the only option for business success is to embrace our digital future and how this will impact upon our workplaces. The office is dead: long live the imaginarium.

Find out more about Antony at www.antonyslumbers.com and read his provocative article on the death of the office.

Please leave us a shiny Workplace Matters review at Apple Podcasts. Email us with feedback and ideas for episodes at workplacematters@3edges.co.uk

Thanks to www.flokk.com London for hosting this episode recording

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A Workplace Matters mashup - podcast in a brewery

We're excited to announce that on 22 November we will be recording a Workplace Matters roundtable discussion with Simon Latrou from i-fm.net and freelance workplace specialist and longtime friend of 3edges Will Easton

We've posed the challenge of bringing a non-workplace podcast episode to the table to share and discuss its relevance to workplace. So expect an interesting and wide-ranging discussion!

This episode will be available in December - subscribe to Workplace Matters in iTunes or Acast to listen to it and other episodes.

Thanks to the fabulous Kelham Island Brewery for letting us use their Loft Bar for the afternoon. 

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Episode 13 of Workplace Matters now available

In episode 13 of Workplace Matters Ian chats with the sparkling Julie Kortens and Vic O’Farrell about the relationship between facilities management and workplace, what they’ve been up to since leaving the BIFM Board, and their fantastic ‘Choice, Chance, Change’ event on 23 November 2017 in London. ¡¡Spoiler alert!! “FM, we’ve always argued, it’s not the right descriptor… It’s bigger than that. Workplace is enormous”. Enjoy!

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Ian due to speak at the ROFMEX conference in Bucharest

Ian will be speaking at this year's Romanian Facility Management Association conference in Bucharest on Thursday 9 November. The conference provides an in-depth look at the current challenges, trends, technological innovations and opportunities in the FM sector. Ian will be talking about how organisations can unlock their workplace advantage. Find out more by watching the video below.

BIFM and 3edges announce new Workplace Leadership Programme

We are delighted to announce that 3edges has entered into a partnership with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) to launch a Workplace Leadership Programme to be delivered through the BIFM Academy, from the first quarter of 2018. The Programme will be aimed at all professional disciplines and will help raise awareness and understanding of how ‘workplace’ can be used as a lever to enhance the performance of people and organisations.

Linda Hausmanis, Chief Executive, at BIFM said “BIFM understands the impact of the workplace on organisations. By ensuring that the opportunities which space, culture and technology present are considered throughout the lifecycle of a facility, FM has a significant influence on how the workplace can evolve. BIFM has a responsibility to encourage and support our members and organisations in its awareness of the workplace. The programme that is being created is about building future capability in the drive to increase productivity and organisational performance”

For more information and early-bird registration opportunities, register your interest in the programme here: www.bifm.org.uk/workplace_leadership