The Alignment between Business Strategy and Workplace
James Grose, National Director, BVN Donovan Hill
James Grose will showcase the multi award winning ASB Bank North Wharf. The new head office was an exciting, unique opportunity for ASB to pioneer a world-class future workplace in one of Auckland’s newest and most vibrant sustainable developments. – “an ambitious realization of a workplace philosophy and exemplar of environmentally sustainable design”.
Nayan Parekh, APC Regional Practice Leader – Consulting, Gensler
This presentation will showcase workplace change trends in Asia and similarities and differences with Global workplace change trends. In particular, it will focus on a case story about A Global Bank’s new 3000 people Smart Working campus in India.
Heidi Smith, Partner, Gray Puksand<
Gray Puksand worked hand in hand with Australia Post implementing a staff engagement process based on the above to huge success. A workplace strategy that leveraged the desired cultural change was developed in response to the staff. The main strategy element of “wellbeing” came directly form the work-shopping process, and being identified early could be implemented as a cornerstone of the design solution. The social media engagement added a unique element, creating excitement, anticipation and ownership far beyond the workshops ever could.
Vivien Leong, Vice President, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
The Learning Hub is envisioned as a showcase for modern methods or learning and teaching, fostering entrepreneurship, innovation and social awareness. Stemming from NTU’s ‘flipped classroom’ pedagogy, the master-servant relationship in a traditional classroom is avoided. The generous corridor doubles as informal study areas, encouraging interaction and collaboration.
Eric Phillips, Principal, NBBJ
You wouldn’t guess it by watching the news, but China faces a talent shortage. For the second year in a row, the total size of China’s workforce has fallen. This is because a large percentage of the population is getting old, while at the same time, a new and smaller generation is coming to the scene. So what does this mean for the design of offices? While Millennials in the country are optimistic (93 percent said they their country's best days are still ahead), there is still catching up to do with the United States, where the quality of offices are higher.
Grace Sai, CEO and Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore
Startups and corporates have long been in contradiction, until a handful of startups started disrupting entire industries: from hospitality to transportation, logistics to commerce, and we are seeing disruptive signs in financial services, surveillance and real estate. Today, corporates are considering the role of startups in their own ‘outsourcing of innovation’. The real question is: Do corporates have a choice?
Philip Ross, Author, Futurist & CEO, UNGROUP
Philip will explore the new concept of Jelly Bean working where emerging technology will change the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and manage distributed work and workers. The Jelly Bean will begin to appear on the software we use and allow a paradigm shift in how we connect with colleagues and clients. With a focus on future collaboration technologies, Philip will also look at the spaces we need to create for teams in the future from Agile Scrum to pitches and war rooms.
What can we expect in terms of next generation of workplace strategies from global organizations as the result of business transformation, emerging technologies and diverse Talent and workforce demands?
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