This unique one day conference focuses on all aspects of Workplace Wellbeing and how it impacts the Future of Work and Workplace. Addressing challenges and opportunities relating to physical, mental and financial wellbeing, we bring together leading professionals to share fresh thinking on topics such as employee engagement, productivity, workplace design, culture and much more.
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The New World of Work: Challenges & Emerging Trends
The pandemic has been a catalyst of re-shaping and re-thinking a new world of work. We examine what’s on the horizon for the future of work, looking at how business leaders should respond and what should they prioritise in the months ahead?
Opening Keynote: Unworking: A hundred-year journey to workplace wellbeing
Employee tracking studies during the pandemic charted a rollercoaster ride in terms of wellbeing and engagement. Now that volatility look set to continue as companies struggle to implement a workable hybrid policy. But given the highs and lows of worker welfare from the 1920s to today, are such fluctuations anything new? In this presentation, WORKTECH Academy director Jeremy Myerson, co-author of Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office, looks at where we’ve been and where we’re going with the future of wellbeing.
Finding Inner Safety: The Key to Healing, Thriving and Preventing Burnout
These are unprecedented times of uncertainty, constant change and, for many, anxiety. However, it is possible to find joy and happiness, to thrive even through tough times. And how? It comes down to the choices we are making day by day, moment by moment. Dr Nerina offers a toolkit that is based on her personal and professional experience of having worked with thousands of people from different walks of life in the last 25yrs.
Workplace Experience - Cultivating Culture & Engagement
We examine the post pandemic hybrid working environment and the new challenges for leaders and employees. We look at the importance of space, building and technology on employee productivity, wellbeing, inclusion and belonging.
The Pyramid of Workplace Wellbeing
The definition of well-being has evolved: pre-pandemic, organizations were focused on the physical needs at the office or at home. Now, the notion of belonging and autonomy is key to building a strong workplace community. In this session, we unveil the key needs that employees have in a hybrid workplace and how organizations can address them.
Surviving or Thriving: Supporting Wellbeing in Hybrid working environments
The recent hybrid working environment has created new challenges for leaders and employees. This session will cover the importance of wellbeing, inclusion and belonging to support productivity in hybrid environments, and will help breaking taboos & removing stigmas on conversations around mental health, no matter the working location of your employees to inspire long-lasting change.
Expert Panel: The Future of Workplace Experience
This panel will offer different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities faced by business leaders as they adapt their strategies to accommodate employee needs.
Our experts will discuss latest trends and considerations, sharing insights across environmental elements that play a key role in shaping the experience of work and workplace as a destination, as well as employee engagement and the role of employees in developing policies that affect them
Workplace Future: Enablers & Innovations
We examine how companies can make the office an attractive proposition to employees who now have more choice in where and how they work? What will drive the great return? What role will the physical space and surrounding environment play?
Solving Societal Issues with Smart Technologies
Technologies for buildings have now reached a maturity that they’re no longer the purview of the innovation function alone. They’re now being put to work to help organisations actively solve their part in societal issues: be that the race to net zero carbon, equity and inclusion in the workplace or solving the challenges of hybrid working.
Olympic House: Use Experience & Sustainability at the Centre
Olympic House, the new HQ of the International Olympic Committee has been designed around the five key elements of symbolism, integration, flexibility, collaboration and sustainability. It combines the highest standards in collaboration design with a holistic approach to sustainability, by incorporating rigorous criteria in energy and water efficiency, whilst optimising the end user experience and wellbeing
Expert Panel: Future Workspaces
A great workspace is about more than the physical space, the design and technology. Future workspaces need to focus on the end-to-end experience, delivering healthy, productive workspaces that connect people and bring together the best an organisation has to offer. This session explores how the use of technologies that lay the groundwork for data-driven and human-centric workspace design.
Work isn’t working: the importance of connecting wellbeing and productivity
It’s time to redefine the way we think about wellbeing and productivity in the workplace. The two are inextricably linked, but this is regularly forgotten: wellbeing often falls to the wayside, with scant budgets and tick box solutions, and productivity suffers as a result. We need to start creating wellbeing initiatives that are both proactive and reactive, that take into account the diversity of the workforce and the different places and ways in which people now work. With a thoughtful, hyper-individualised approach to wellbeing, we have an opportunity to do better work and make work better
We examine how companies can best foster culture, collaboration and deliver enjoyable work-life balance
What should leaders do post-covid to enable deep enjoyment of work?
In a post-pandemic era, when most organizations undergo profound change, we are forced to look for new paradigms and rethink assumptions. In this session, we reveal how to build organizations, teams, and workplaces where people deeply enjoy their work. Based on the knowledge from consultants and cognitive scientists from the University of Vienna, we answer questions such as why should companies care about enjoyment, how to create enjoyable organizations, and how to build workplaces enabling them?
How to enable Sustainable Work Life for Employees
Sustainable work-life is about enabling working and living conditions to support people in engaging and performing throughout an extended working life. Making work sustainable requires technical and workplace design as a prerequisite to create high-quality jobs. Recent global EY study shows a shift of power towards the employee, who favours hybrid working models, whereas they don’t feel they get it.