It's All About Trust: Creating a Successful Activity Based Workplace Sunday, 20 October 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Session Type
Learning Experience

Preparing a whole government office of 400 employee's for a major workplace transformation, from traditional cubicle farm to a fully unassigned activity based workplace over a two year period was a huge challenge for a project team, but even more for employees and managers. After one year, 85 % of the employees said they would recommend their new workplace to others and 90 % say their new workplace enables them to collaborate more effectively. The comment heard most often from the 800 visitors who came to visit in that first year was how impressed they were by the workplace, it's great vibe and the overall employee satisfaction. But also, how they feel that they would not be ready to successfully achieve such a transformation. Our team was not ready, and we think that no one ever is. Throughout this session, find out why and how building effective partnerships within the organization to shape an integrated and more collaborative work environment is at the center of success. At the center of it all is one very simple concept: trust.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how creating a safe space and investing time for a genuine dialogue to take place between employees, managers and stakeholders is key to a successful transformation of the work environment.

  • Experience a powerful yet simple tool to build trust, both at the personal and organizational level.

  • Find out how empowering people can create a collaborative and productive work environment characterized by respect, courtesy, awareness and communication - all without a single rule!


Portrait photo of Francoys Bernier Francoys Bernier
Regional Director, Corporate Services, Strategic Management and Communications, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Portrait photo of Nicholas Chan Nicholas Chan
Regional Manager for Accommodations, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Portrait photo of Benoit Poulin Benoit Poulin
Geomatics Advisor, Public Services and Procurement Canada


Change Management, Workplace

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