How We Work: Developing the Right Facilities to Enable Our Workforce
Thinking about workspace, where and when people work, what kinds of tools they need to execute strategy and operating plans demands a multi-faceted approach. The complexities of multi-national companies as well as single-location organizations include issues such as culture, multi-generational workforces, strategy, human resources strategy, cost, and change management.
Developing a long-term view of what you want your people to do and how you will provide the place, space, and tools for them to do their work includes many factors. The speakers will provide some insights into what works and what doesn't in understanding how to motivate people to be innovative, creative, collaborative, productive or not.
Audience: Human Resource leaders including talent management and workforce planning, operations executives, facilities executives, finance leaders, and strategy executives
PART ONE: Who's Doing the Work?… view details
14 March, 2013 03:00 PM EST [15:00] | (1 hr)
Who makes up the workforce at our companies today? How do our employees work? We will examine what today's multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce needs to help their companies meet their objectives. Do we tell employees one thing and behave differently? The workforce has evolved, but we often hold onto old ideas of how, where, and when our employees ought to work. We will explore how senior management thinking can inhibit the values we want to promote in our work: collaboration, innovation, and flexibility.
Margaret Regan is the President and CEO of The FutureWork Institute, a global consulting firm that translates future trends to transform organizations. Operating on four continents, North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, The FutureWork Ins... Full Bio
PART TWO: Rethinking Work Environments… view details
28 March, 2013 03:00 PM EST [15:00] | (1 hr)
Reconsidering facilities demands a thoughtful look at your business needs and your current and future workforce. How do you create a workspace that reflects your culture and empowers your employees to do their best work? Who is driving the conversation about changing your current workspace? We will discuss how companies are using and changing space to reflect the changing work to be done. We will talk about the increased mobility of staff and how that impacts managerial expectations, technology needs, and employee engagement.
Brian K. Ferguson
Brian Ferguson has a diverse background in architecture, planning, workplace strategies, and corporate real estate. He has led his own practices in New York, Chicago, and LA specializing in corporate architecture and workplace strategy.
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Senior Advisor, Enterprise Risk Management
The Conference Board
Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices a... Full Bio