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March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA

The proven ROI of designing culture

4:10pm–4:55pm Monday, 03/28/2016
Location: 211 C
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We know that company culture is more than just ping pong tables and free beer. Organizations that can create a culture that elicits specific behaviors from their employees see increases in profitability. Kristi Woolsey shares a simple definition of culture and offers techniques to use that definition to drive results in any organization. She’ll explore proven methods using a case study that demonstrates the financial benefits of aligning your culture with your desired outcomes.

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Kristi Woolsey


Kristine Woolsey is the practice lead for creative environments at MAYA, a design and technology innovation consultancy. Kristi is well known as a behavioral strategist with years of speaking and research on the impact that the physical environment has on human behavior. She joined MAYA design in 2015 in order to build a practice that looks at the workplace environment holistically—examining the physical, digital, and cultural aspects together.

Kristi began as an academic at ASU, SciARCH, USCD, and others but left academia to found Woolsey Studio, which by 2000 was the largest West Coast women-led architecture firm. She then combined her interest in business, organizational psychology, and physical place to move into management consulting, eventually joining a Washington, DC-based consulting firm that specialized in guiding federal agencies through culture change.