René Jackson is Regional Manager of Real Estate and Facilities at Ciena Corporation in Silicon Valley, CA. Mike Petrusky asks René about her FM story and the support she has received throughout her journey from the IFMA community. René shares an inspirational quote about goal setting and discusses how anticipating employees’ needs is essential to creating great experiences and workplace satisfaction. Mike and René talk about the integration of technology and real estate as Ciena moves forward with testing a new workplace strategy to create better environments for different employee activities. It is an exciting time of change in the workplace, so René and Mike celebrate the value of FM voices being heard and they’ll put a smile on your face with their “podcast karaoke” version of a 70’s disco classic!