TBLP 134 | The First 100 Days with Wayne Berger

This is a special collaboration mini-series with Info-Tech Research Group co-hosted with Brian Jackson.

Wayne Berger is the CEO of IWG Canada and Latin America, the global coworking and workspace leader. The company harnesses the power of flexible working through its companies Regus, Spaces, No. 18, Open Office, HQ, and Signature by Regus. 

He is a leader and advocate for the transforming world of work. With over 20 years helping companies improve the way they maximize their office and communities; Wayne is helping lead the acceleration of the workplace revolution— evolving from traditional office space to the new flexible work world.

Hear Wayne’s story on how he was recruited to become the regional CEO of Canada and Latin America for International Workplace Group – IWG. As the name suggests, IWG is all about providing office space – often in a flexible scenario and co-working environments. A couple of the brands it owns include Spaces and Regus.

He didn’t have long in between roles at all. But he made sure to close out his role at Staples before diving into his new job. And he even took time to go for a run. It’s so important to take care of yourself, especially just ahead of taking on a taxing executive job. Go on vacation if you can. If you can’t, at least do something that’s just for you.

Lastly, listen to Wayne as he referenced Jim Collins’ “From Good to Great” when approached his mandate at IWG.


What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What Wayne did to prepare for his first day of work in IWG
  • How he was able to connect with his distributed team to share organization’s mission and vision
  • How he was able to pinpoint his employees’ pain points to act on for a quick win
  • Why he made the focus switch to serving the customers
  • The importance of understanding the structure of your organization


Reading List

  • From Good to Great by Jim Collins

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