Conference: Thursday 15th May 2014 full day,
Time and Life Building, Midtown Manhattan, New York
09:00 Welcome from Moderators
09:10 What’s Next in Workplace Strategy Panel Discussion
09:35 LIVING OFFICE: The New Landscape of Work
Chris Hacker,VP Marketing & Design / Creative Director Global Work, Herman Miller, Inc.
At Herman Miller, we are working with the world’s leading thinkers and designers to apply a greater understanding of people—how we think, how we are motivated, and how we create and collaborate—to a new landscape of work. Doing this allows us to see a different approach to how we manage our work, the tools and technologies that enable us, and the places where we come together to do it. With Living Office, we seek a total experience of work that is more natural, more desirable, and ultimately, more rewarding.
10:05 Norm follows Function
Kristine Woolsey, Organization Transformation Specialist, Woolsey Studio
Getting employees aligned in intention and action, is critical to business success. The larger a company gets the more difficult that becomes unless the systems and spaces are designed to work with natural behaviour patterns. This talk will provide an overview of behavioural research and strategic implications for the workplace.
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Defining and Measuring Workplace Experience
Rachel Permuth, National Director, Business and Industry, Sodexo
While we know that one’s experience at work directly contributes to their quality of life, there has been little work done in this field to agree upon a consistent definition of Workplace Experience (WE), let alone how to measure it. Learn about components of WE and current research on the topic.
11:25 The Impact of Office Type on Employee Health and Performance
Aram Seddigh, Psychologist with a complementary education in business administration, PhD-candidate, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm university
The focus of the presentation is on how different type of office designs impact both indicators of self-perceived health and performance and immediate performance on cognitively demanding tasks. The presentation will also focus on what professionals could expect from research and how professionals can use scientific methods during office refurbishment.
11:55 The ROI of Workplace Wellbeing
Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics
People cost far more than buildings and they can deliver far more than they cost. It’s time we started paying attention to what they need. This session will offer a model for quantifying the impact of work and place on employee wellbeing in terms of engagement, productivity, healthcare costs, and more.
12:20 Lunch Break
13:20 Smart Workplace 2040: Rethinking the World of Work
Marie Puybaraud,Director, Global WorkPlace Innovation, JCI
Executives, take note: failure to invest in our future workplace means a lost opportunity to drive performance. Projecting our vision towards 2040 and imagineering the workplace enables us to anticipate change and an entirely new world of work. Leap ahead with us to explore the future of work in 2040 and rethink "workplace" as we know it today.
13:45 Hierarchies Yielding to Networks
Gerry Taylor, Creative Director, Orangebox
Why the Millennial generation and mobile hand held technology, is forcing the office to migrate away from hieratical, system focused environments, to more diverse and casual network spaces.
14:15 Q&A with Dr. Dana Ardi
Dr. Dana Ardi, author The Fall of the Alphas and Founder Corporate Anthropology Advisors
The new model for business success: replace top-down Alpha management with collaboration, connection, and increased job satisfaction—the Beta model. The Fall of the Alphas explores the sweeping changes taking place in the corporate and social cultures of today's most successful organizations.
14:40 Coffee Break
15:10 Work Disrupted: How the Digital Workforce is Disrupting the Enterprise
Steven Tiell, Strategy & Innovation Executive, Accenture
Workers are bringing their digital lifestyles to the office. Today's workers expect to use applications in their professional lives that rival the experiences they enjoy on their smart phones, including the ability to share data seamlessly between applications. What's more, their expectations for technology to be always on are disrupting the way IT departments operate.
15:35 Quantified Workplace - Panel Discussion
16:05 It’s All About The People – Mobile Apps
16:35 Workplace Transformation: An Executive Office Imperative?
Andrew Moore, Director, Strategic Accounts, Intel
Andrew’s presentation will look at workplace change parameters: innovation, velocity, openness and accountability. He will discuss new ways of working and connecting and the technological changes underpinning this transformation which are disruptive and profound.
17:00 Moderators closing remarks
17:15 Conference Close
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