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Breaking The Cube Alternative Workspaces

  1. 1. Breaking the Cube: Alternative Workspace
  2. 2. Alice Lindenauer Director, Workforce Development Team, SEI Nathan Gasser Founder and President, Rock River Star Emily Morgan President & Chief Visionary, Delegate Virtual Business Solutions David Walker Founder, Conjunctured Todd Sundsted NYC Manager, Shift 101
  3. 3. Alice Lindenauer Director Work Force Development Team, SEI
  4. 4. Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit 2009 Breaking the Cube: Alternative Workspace Alice Lindenauer, Workforce Development 5 October, 2009
  5. 5. SEI – Our Business SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) is a leading global provider of asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions for institutional and personal wealth management. We help private banks, investment advisors, investment managers, institutional investors and affluent individuals create and manage wealth. SEI offers solutions for: Private banks and trust institutions -- Comprehensive solutions for every facet of a wealth management business, including investment management, investment processing, infrastructure operation and business development. Financial advisors -- Wealth management platforms for independent investment advisors, including end- to-end solutions for practice management, investment management and investment processing. Institutional investors -- Retirement and Manager-of-Manager investment programs for corporations, healthcare organizations, multi-employers, municipalities, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors. Investment managers -- Asset administration and investment operations outsourcing solutions for managers of mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and separately managed account programs. Individuals -- Life and wealth solutions for high-net-worth investors 5
  6. 6. SEI – a Snapshot Headquarters - Oaks, PA (about 2300 people, 1900 employees,300 contractors, consultants, and vendors) Foreign Operations – 12 Countries, London, Dublin, Toronto, largest offices Assets Under Management - $136 B Assets Under Administration - $360 B Revenue, 2008 - $1.2 B Visit us at - 6
  7. 7. 40 Year Journey – Cultural Evolution History of innovation Conscious efforts to engage with clients, get to know their businesses and create new paradigms in our markets Mid 1990’s “Reinvention” – Business Model Shift – Cultural Shift – Workspace Support of Culture 7
  8. 8. SEI Workspace Philosophy When a corporate culture aligns with strategy it is powerful force for innovation… astounding things happen when when you embed that culture into your workspace… 8
  9. 9. Supporting Culture Through Workspace Cultural Elements: • Flat organization, eliminate trappings of status • Clear unobstructed communication • Democracy • Flexibility • Creativity/innovation • Transparency Workspace: • No walls, no secretaries, no “elite real estate”, no perks • Variety of communication methods internal and external • Conference rooms replaced by living rooms • Elimination of titles • Furniture on wheels • Extensive modern art in workspace • Global mobility and consistency Yes… we have one foosball table and coffee houses 9
  10. 10. HQ: Oaks, PA 10
  11. 11. SEI Culture - Workspace 11
  12. 12. SEI Culture – The West Collection 12
  13. 13. Thank You! … and now onto your Panel. 13
  14. 14. Nathan Gasser Founder and President Rock River Start
  15. 15. Emily Morgan President and Chief Visionary Delegate Virtual Business Solutions
  16. 16. Virtual Professionals: The New Workforce Presented by: Emily Morgan President and Founder, Delegate Virtual Business Solutions & Entrepreneur’s Entourage Founding Partner, Global Virtual Professionals Association
  17. 17. What is a VP? Existing VP industries Current industry trends
  18. 18. Aspiring VPs: Start-up Benefits & Challenges How to make the transition A new office A new schedule Running a business
  19. 19. Aspiring VPs: Strategies for Success Taking your skills out of the office What to expect How to build a presence Thinking outside of the cube! Communication is key
  20. 20. Working with VPs: Best Practices Where to find a great VP ◦ Global Virtual Professionals Assoc. (GVPA) ◦ Intl. Virtual Asssistants Assoc. (IVAA) ◦ Other professional organizations What to look for What to expect
  21. 21. Relevant Technology & Resources For a full list of resources, visit us online @ Efficiency tools Communication tools
  22. 22. David Walker Founder Conjunctured
  23. 23. Coworking is… by David H Walker Co‐Founder, Conjunctured Austin’s First Coworking Space
  24. 24. Practical: Low Individual Overhead •Save money & time ‐‐‐ office infrastructure is already here for you. •No risk – no contracts. •A place to work. A “turn‐key office”
  25. 25. Learning & Collaboration, Instant feedback
  26. 26. Productive Social Pressure (but in a good way)
  27. 27. Diversity Multi‐use Conference Room: 302designs t‐shirts being folded and packed for retail store delivery!
  28. 28. Diversity
  29. 29. Social: community parties
  30. 30. Community Hub: Tech & Entrepreneur Meetups
  31. 31. Social: late night gaming parties
  32. 32. Social: Poker Night
  33. 33. Interested in coworking?  Your call to action: Find a coworking space near you and go say hi!‐map
  34. 34. Questions/Comments? David H Walker Connect with me:  512.636.1887 (Personal) 512.524.4296 (Conjunctured) ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Conjunctured : A Coworking Company
  35. 35. Todd Sundsted NYC Manager Shift 101
  36. 36. Perceptions of Alternative Workspaces with observations from the 2009 New York City coworking space fieldtrip Todd Sundsted, Founder and Managing Director, Shift101, New York
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  38. 38. The “Bottom Line”
  39. 39. Value creation through creative output ← the business goal
  40. 40. Fieldtrip Zachary Bennet, KZ Films Gregory Wessner, The Architectural League of New York Antonina Simeti, DEGW Laura Forlano, The New School Rob Kelley, NYC Wireless Sebastian Sooth, ZIA
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  46. 46. Work is Changing Focus Collaboration Learning Socializing Gensler, 2008
  47. 47. Breakout Now! Sean Savage (AKA DisrupSean) / Flickr
  48. 48. Question & Answer
  49. 49. Please complete the survey being distributed by the volunteers. Surveys may be returned to the volunteers or at the Registration Desk in Ballroom A.
  50. 50. Thank you to our sponsors