As the State of Tennessee’s first Director of Alternative Workplace Solutions, Principal
Reen Baskin created a unique strategy that transformed Tennessee State Government and how it serves its citizens. What once began as a real estate initiative, shifted to become a cultural phenomenon, with an emphasis on what matters most – the people.
16 different Business Units
Increased Employee Productivity
Retention of Top Talent
Better Customer Service
Reduced Energy Consumption
Less Real Estate Needed
Significant Cost Savings and Avoidance
80% of employees reported having a better work-life balance after implementation,
73% of employees reported feeling more valued by their employer, and
80% of managers reported an increase in productivity from their teams.
Business units experienced an average 42% reduction in their real estate footprint,
Vacated a 500,000 sq. ft. building, and
Accounted for over $6.5M in annual recurring cost savings.
“Managing the state's real estate costs was a significant initiative of our Administration’s desire to be fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars. Our successful implementation of Alternative Workplace Solutions (AWS) allowed us to fulfill that initiative and improve the productivity and work-life balance of our employees. Reen and Terry provided the leadership, developed the strategy and executed the implementation of AWS that today is providing multi-millions of facility cost savings that the state is reinvesting in its citizen’s services and the employees that provide those services.”
- Greg Adams, former Chief Operating Officer, State of Tennessee
"During her time as Director of Strategy and Operations for the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Liz Anderson led the organization to remote work by managing the Alternative Workspace Solutions (AWS) project. Thanks to her efforts, the Department saved money on real estate, empowered employees, and was well-positioned to continue operations even during the interruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
- Carter Lawrence, Chief Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance