The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people and technology perspective. It will allow an understanding of the key drivers of change and enablers of innovation that will shape how, where and when work takes place. Our conference programme will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.
The Eudaemonia Machine
The workplace has a well-earned reputation for being a hive of distraction and stress. It doesn’t have to be this way. What would our employee experience be like if we rethought it from the standpoint of eudaemonia, the ancient Greek concept of deep personal flourishing? This isn’t utopian thinking anymore. In this session, David shares what eudaimonia is and how humans go about getting it, providing a clear understanding of the difference between “functional” vs “performative” space and exploring how cognition and computation intersect with physical space to make this possible.
The Flourishing Workspace: How to Prioritize Wellbeing and Flow in Workspace Design
In this illuminating session, Dr. Sophie Keller integrates Positive Psychology to create optimal work environments that foster flow and wellbeing. As the modern workforce grapples with challenges like remote work loneliness, blurred work-life boundaries, and diminished creativity, discover how design rooted in wellbeing principles can enhance flow and peak performance, entice employees back to the office, and help retain top talent. Dr. Keller offers insights into the convergence of workspace design and psychology, sharing actionable strategies to create thriving workspaces.
Networking & Coffee Break
The Influence of Evolving Workplaces on Urban Landscapes: A Deep Dive Into the Transforming Dynamics
As workplaces continue to evolve, they exert considerable influence on our cities' form and function. In this comprehensive session, we investigate the interplay between changing workplaces and urban landscapes, elucidating how shifts in work culture and office design shape our cities.
Expert Panel: Cross-Functional Approaches to Workplace Experience
This session explores how best to create optimal environments for employees to do their work, examining how cross-functional and humancentred approaches can be leveraged to make the office and greater workplace ecosystem more purposeful. How do we measure what is great? How do we successfully work across functional real estate, human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) to deliver it?
Evolving to an Extraordinary Inclusive Workplace
The Community Driven Office Ecosystem of the Future
Keeping your workplace portfolio agile in any economy requires you to anticipate problems – from building services to employee experience – and to take action in real time. Property managers and their tenants are turning to workplace data for actionable insights. This session will explore the complex job of workplace forecasting, and how a 360-view through analytics can help optimize buildings or standalone offices for security, efficiencies, and great experiences.
Creating Connection: Fostering Workplace Community and Engagement
Networking & Lunch Break
Workplace Pilots: Navigating New Metrics & Measurements for Success
Explore innovative approaches to creating and measuring flexible and adaptable workspaces and smart environments that enhance employee well-being, productivity, and engagement in this enlightening and dynamic discussion. The panel's focus will be on sharing priorities, introducing pilots, and highlighting the wins, the surprises, and the learnings so far.
Revolutionizing the Future of Work: The Impact of Metaverse and GenAI Technologies
The Metaverse and GenAI are changing the way we work, connect and communicate. Explore how the workplace is changing as companies adopt and implement new technologies from virtual worlds and avatars to GenAI assistants.
Networking & Coffee Break
Interactive Reflection Session
This facilitated interactive session offers the audience an opportunity to reflect on content shared throughout the day, discuss with peers, ask questions and gather real-time data.
The Workplace of the Future: Human-Centric Workplace Strategies Driven by Organizational Psychology
In this interactive session, Dr. Wandeler explores the importance of humancentric workplace strategies, sharing insights on what organizations can do, in addition to technology, to leverage the most innovative socialtechnology to achieve more impact and better performance, with employees who are happier and healthier.