Rising Above the Noise: The Great Debate of Today’s Workplace Headlines Monday, 21 October 2019 from 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

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Creating an experience-centric workplace that employees launch out of bed to come to is as much art as it is science. This challenge is further compounded by the headlines plaguing our news feeds that are riddled with shock factor titles and unsubstantiated research. For example, here's a not so favorite recent headline, "It's Official: Open-Plan Offices Are Now the Dumbest Management Fad of All Time". Join this lively debate to dissect some of the most provocative headlines from this past year and get to the heart of what you can really do to positively impact employee experience in the workplace. There will be no holding back in challenging the headlines!

Key Takeaways:

  • Many media headlines today regarding the workplace are alarmingly inaccurate; learn from subject matter experts about the importance of separating fact from fiction and what really defines an optimum workplace experience.

  • Discover how to move the satisfaction needle by creating an engaging workplace experience for employees.

  • Learn how to cut through the headlines and leverage a research-based approach to create co-working environments that foster all aspects of human-centered activity-based working.


Portrait photo of Angie Earlywine Angie Earlywine
Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Portrait photo of Brett Hautop Brett Hautop
Global Head of Design + Build, LinkedIn
Portrait photo of Alan Mackay Alan Mackay
Founder & CEO, Werqwise



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