Human Capital 101 with IIDA NY’s Latest Facilities Forum

Nwy.IIDANY.FacilitiesForum-Photo Courtesy of Diana Brandt Photography
Photo Courtesy of Diana Brandt Photography

Human capital is critical to startups and large organizations alike, and “finding your tribe” in the workplace is key for both young employees and seasoned C-Suite professionals. Recently, the International Interior Design Association of New York (IIDA NY) came together at Viacom to hold their first Facilities Forum of the year to offer insights into the acquisition—and most importantly, retention of talent at every level of the professional totem pole.

Drawing more than 250 attendees, IIDA NY’s forum featured creative speakers with resumés reflecting a range of leadership experience and generation-specific professional goals. Justin Mardex (Ted Moudis Associates) moderated and speakers Elle Moser (Viacom), Mikhail Pozin (Pinecone) and Peter Mears (Initiative North America) offered a host of methods for audience members to “find their tribe,” including the following takeaways:

  • Design a positive culture that allows you to maintain employee’s talents

  • Create an environment where employees are able to speak freely and collaborate (80 percent of corporate knowledge is still shared through face-to-face interaction)

  • Embracing the individuality of employees, and allow authenticity in the workplace