Other Resources

These individuals and organizations are the ones we turn to most often when we want deep expertise in a particular field. We know the principals in each of the independent firms personally; we recommend them to you without hesitation, and we will be glad to make individual introductions if you wish.

Please contact us to discuss your needs and arrange a personal introduction to any of these organizations.

Chicago Design Network

David McCarty is a founder and principal of Chicago Design Network, based, obviously, in Chicago, Illinois. He works with top technology, financial, and nonprofit companies to rethink the business work environment. He is a Licensed Architect and works extensively in all aspects of real estate planning and development with in-depth expertise in building and zoning code issues. David is personally dedicated to developing innovation strategies for every aspect of where, why, how, and when we work, with the goal of making our work, our world, and our lives more in harmony.


Candace Fitzpatrick is the founder and president of CoreClarity, Inc., a company focused on uncovering the core competencies of individuals, teams and organizations.

In addition to developing and delivering learning programs to identify and maximize the innate strengths of the individual participants, Candace works with organizational leadership  to promote  cultural change from the grassroots up. Candace earned an MBA with honors from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a BA in Physics from Texas A&M University.



e-Work.com provides leading-edge, highly interactive, web-based training that is now being used by small companies, large multi-nationals, companies just beginning, and even companies with the most renowned workplace programs in the world.

Because new skills and new management systems are so central to the success of “work anywhere” programs, we have teamed up with e-Work.com to offer online training programs designed specifically to help managers and individuals master this new way of working.

Next Generation Consulting

NextGeneration Consulting

Next Generation Consulting (NGC) is a market research firm committed to engaging the next generation. NGC works primarily with companies that want to become great places to work for the next generation and communities that want to attract and keep young professionals.

NCG’s founder, Rebecca Ryan, is a human sparkplug.  She’s the smartest expert we know on workforce and urban demographics, and what it takes to make your company or your city attractive to the next generation. Rebecca and her staff don’t want to write reports; they prefer to produce results. If you want to make a difference, you should talk to Next Generation Consulting.

Global Workplace Analytics


Kate Lister and Tom Harnish, the co-founders of Global Workplace Analytics, are two of the smartest students of telework and its business benefits that we know.

They’ve written the definitive studies of the “state of the art” of telework in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. And they continue to push the future of work by publishing leading-edge research and sharing important data demonstrating the business case for flexible/distributed work.

Please contact us directly if you want more information about any of these organizations, or have specific needs that go beyond what is listed here. We are aware of many other firms that we can also help you contact. And we have active alliance partnerships with Occupiers Journal Ltd. FutureWork Forum, and Collabworks; visit “Partnerships and Alliances” to learn more about those organizations.

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