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18 October 2022
Workplace Trends: Evolving Ways of Working
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London + Online
9am - 5.30pm GMT+1
Workplace Trends: Evolving Ways of Working

#WTConf

Workplace Trends is a must-attend for all workplace professionals – occupiers, managers, consultants, HR, FM, and related suppliers.

Our flagship conference returns this autumn in London and online, with themes examining the challenges and opportunities presented for the post-Covid workplace.

Registered delegates receive a special live link to view the complete name, title and organisation of their fellow attendees. You can catch a glimpse of who’ll be there in person below.

List updated 11 October. 

3g office Director
4 Day Week Global (virtual) CEO
ABChange Consultancy
Aberley
Managing Director of Leadership and Change
CEO
Aberley Managing Director of Workplace
Aberley
Aberley
Senior Workplace Consultant
Workplace Director
Active Workplace Solutions Owner
Adept Space Space Strategist
Agilita Agile Product Specialist
Agilita
AGM Group Chief Commercial Officer
AIS Interiors Account Management
AIS Interiors
ASML Workplace Strategy
Audiem Director
Audiem Workplace Commentator
AWE Estate Masterplanner
Axis House
Basha-Franklin Limited
Director
Workplace Strategist
Be Inspired Design Interior Designer & Workplace Consultant
Business Moves Ltd Managing Director
Business Moves Ltd Sales Director
CallisonRTKL Associate, Interior Designer
CallisonRTKL Principal
Checkout.com Senior Manager, Workplace Experience
CIPD CEO
Claremont Head of Workplace Consultancy
Claremont Workplace Psychologist
Colebrook Bosson Saunders Insight Programme Manager
Competition and Markets Authority Director of Facilities Management
Decrapify Work
Design with Science
Founder
Principal
DSTL Project Manager
Electricity Supply Board Ireland Fit Out Manager
Electricity Supply Board Ireland Group Property Manager
Electricity Supply Board Ireland Operation Manager
EMCOR UK Advanced Relationship Manager
EMCOR UK Business Development Manager
EMCOR UK Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development
EMCOR UK Head of Workplace
EMCOR UK Marketing Communications Manager
EMCOR UK Marketing Executive
Essex County Council Employee Experience Lead
Essex County Council Performance Consultant in the Ways of Working Programme
Estilo Interiors Senior Designer
Facilitate Magazine News Editor
Fletcher Priest Associate Partner
Flexibility.co.uk Editor
FMJ Editor
Form Design Consultants Design Director
Form Design Consultants Managing Director
GoSpace AI Chief Workplace & Change Strategist
Government Property Agency Chief of Staff, Workplace Services Directorate
Government Property Agency Customer Experience Project Lead
Government Property Agency Smarter Working Business Partner
Government Property Agency Smarter Working Business Partner
Government Property Agency Smarter Working People and Engagement Manager
Government Property Agency Smarter Working Programme Lead
Government Property Agency Smarter Working Programme Manager & Head of Customer Insight
Government Property Agency Workplace Experience Support
HCG Associate Director
HCG Consultant
HLW EMEA Strategy Lead
HSBC Head of HR – Bank Wide Operations
IAG loyalty Workspace Experience Manager
IWFM Head of Research and Insight
Journal of Biophilic Design Editor
Kingsley Symes Consulting Ltd Director
Larch Consulting Limited Managing Director
Leesman CEO
Leesman Development Director
Leesman Development Director
Lendlease Central London Office Leasing Manager
Lendlease Workplace Future Lead
LID Business Media Associate Publisher
LiveWest Head of Workplace and Facilities
LiveWest Workplace and Facilities Manager
Logovisual Ltd Managing Director
Managing Ourselves Owner
MartS Projectmanagement Owner
McBains Ltd Director of Workplace Consulting
Medtronic Regional Facilities Manager (UK & Ireland)
Michael Laird Architects Consultant
Michael Laird Architects Director
Michael Laird Architects Strategic Consultant
MillerKnoll Director, Global Insight Group
MillerKnoll Sales Manager
MillerKnoll Specifier Account Manager
MillerKnoll TBA
Modus Workspace Project Director
Modus Workspace TBA
Modus Workspace TBA
NatWest Group Area Workplace Manager
Nook Founder Director
NORNORM B.V. CCO
Nulty+
Oktra
Associate Lighting Designer
Head of Content
Ormiston Academies Trust National Director of People and Culture
Ørsted a/s Head of Global Real Estate
Osmond Ergonomics Director
Overbury
Overbury | Morgan Lovell
Head of Marketing
Head of Brand
Patreon Workplace Office Specialist
Perkins&Will Associate Principal
PM Workplace Consultancy Director
PTHR Chief Impact & Culture Officer, Head of Sustainability
PTHR Founder & Chief Energy Officer
Ramidus Consulting Principal
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Concept Developer
Seymour Architecture Director
Skyscanner Global Workplace Manager
Skyscanner Senior Workplace Manager
Sony Senior Sales Manager
Sony TBA
Squaredot Director
Studio Aachi Studio Lead
The Changing Work Company Managing Director
The Good Plant Company Biophilia Consultant and Stylist
The Good Plant Company Founder
The Physio Company (London) Ltd Director
The Talent Locker Workplace Recruitment Associate Director
The Talent Locker
TravelPerk Head of Workplace
TravelPerk Senior Workplace Manager
TravelPerk Workplace Manager
Tristan D Sirman Ltd Director
TTSP Director of Interiors
Unispace Consultant, Strategy
Unispace Strategist & Change Management Specialist
Virgin Media O2 Project Support Manager
Virgin Media O2 UK Facilities Experience Manager
Visa Director Corporate Services
Visa VP, Corporate Services
Visa Workplace Experience Director – Visa Europe
Work&Place Editor
workessence Author, Blogger, Consultant
Workplace Insight Editor
Workplace Unlimited Environmental Psychologist, Workplace Consultant

Agilita

Design-Led Office Furniture to Support New Ways of Working

Agilita hand picks design-led office furniture with exceptional craftsmanship, designed to encourage collaboration, creativity and productivity in flexible workplaces.

Journal of Biophilic Design

Bringing the beauty of nature to you

We are academic publishers and broadcasters of research into the health and environmental benefits of Biophilic Design, we interview thought leaders on many different aspects from urban planning to home design, architects to acousticians. We also offer a networked consultancy service, advising on the benefits of Biophilic Design connecting you with the expertise you need. The JBD also publish Virtual Nature Walls as prints, wall art, large scale murals, landscape acoustic panels, video projections and high grade chemical resistant aluminium prints for NHS, ICU, Education, Workplaces, Homes.

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EMCOR UK

We provide a range of customer-centric solutions through workplace transformation, integrated facilities management, project solutions, data-led asset management services and carbon reduction.

We have a track record of success in some of the most complex and regulated workplaces in the UK – delivering services to industry sectors including life sciences, defence, nuclear, hi-tech manufacturing and central government.

For both soft and hard services, we bring together the best experts, processes and technologies, to create long-lasting high-value solutions that not only enables our customers to work better, but also offers a better place for their people to work.

The Good Plant Company

The Good Plant Company is based in Cambridge, we showcase our plants at the Bradfield Centre in the Science Park. Our emphasis is on biophilic design, fresh ideas and creativity.

We specialise in sourcing the best plants to bring you innovative office plant schemes, and provide full aftercare services.

Logovisual

At Logovisual we are designers and developers of visual thinking and planning systems with a passion for problem solving and innovation.

The products we manufacture include but are not limited to bespoke whiteboards, whiteboard accessories, custom magnetics and learning or collaboration furniture. All our products are designed and manufactured in the UK, with materials sourced worldwide.

MillerKnoll

MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. Together, we form an unparalleled platform for building a more sustainable, caring, equitable, and beautiful world.

Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Saint-Gobain Ecophon develops, manufactures and markets acoustic products and systems that contribute to a good working environment by enhancing peoples’ wellbeing and performance. Our promise »A sound effect on people« is the core backbone of everything we do.

Ecophon has business units in 20 countries, delegations in another 30 countries worldwide, and approximately 800 employees. The head office is located in Hyllinge, just outside Helsingborg, Sweden. Ecophon is part of the global Saint-Gobain Group.

Sony

Plan your day. Coordinate your people.

Bringing people together and managing space needs are the two major challenges of the hybrid working world. The Nimway smart office solution from Sony helps you solve them both.

First, you can use Nimway to plan your office days and ensure the effort of commuting is always rewarded. Office access, Desk & room bookings and Parking reservations all help your day go smoothly. And with ‘My favourites’ feature, you can list up to 50 colleagues and see when they’re planning to be at the office.

What about adapting your physical space to keep up with continuously fluctuating staff attendance and their space needs? Nimway provides clear visualisations of sensor data so you can monitor occupancy, gather insights and even predict future office attendance levels. Everything you need to organise your space optimally.

Learn more about how Nimway helps you plan your day and coordinate your people here >>
https://www.sonynetworkcom.com/nimway/hybrid_working

We’re over the moon that Neil has chosen Workplace Trends to launch his latest book, “Unf*cking Work: How to fix it for good”. It’s a belter – we’ve had a pre-read – and you won’t want to miss it. He’ll be reading snippets from it and answering questions.

All super-early bird registrations (sold out now) will receive a signed copy of the book and automatic invitation to the evening launch.

Subject to space availability subsequent registrations can choose to attend the Drinks Social and Book Launch, and receive a signed copy, at a small additional charge. 

Conference Agenda

0845 Registration, Coffee & Pastries

0945 Morning Chair’s Welcome
– 
Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited

Nigel Oseland Workplace Zoo

Nigel is an environmental psychologist, workplace strategist, change manager, researcher, author and international speaker. Nigel works with his clients to redefine their workstyles and create cost-effective and space-efficient workplaces that enhance concentration, collaboration, creativity and business performance. Where appropriate he helps design and implement sustainable agile working environments. Nigel’s approach to consulting is to apply his knowledge, obtained through both academic research and practical experience, to workplace strategy and design. He is a firm believer in evidence based design and delivering unique workplaces that support the occupying business. As a psychologist he campaigns for workplaces that cater for all personality types. Nigel’s latest book, “The Workplace Zoo: Humanising the Office” was published in autumn 2021.

1000 NatWest Group – New Ways of Working, Expectations vs. Reality
– Paul Urmston, NatWest

In 2019 NatWest Group delivered The Living Rooms, a vibrant new workspace, created as part of the renewal of NatWest’s head office at 250 Bishopsgate.

The project pushed the boundaries of office design for the bank in order to kick-start a more agile working culture based on what they knew about providing work environments that support productivity and wellbeing.

Fast forward to 2022 and NatWest is taking the learnings from how the space was anticipated to be used vs. how its actually being used, how the pandemic affected this and how the learnings are influencing their future colleague experience and workplace proposition.

Paul Urmston

Paul Urmston is an Area Workplace Manager for NatWest Group responsible for the facilities operations across the South of England.

He graduated from The University of Manchester in 2016 with a degree in Economics BA (Hons).

He is focussed on ensuring the workplace proposition at NatWest is able to stand up to the changing nature of our colleagues wants and needs with a special interest in measuring the workplace experience and being able to prove the value of workplace investment without factoring in cost savings from property consolidation.

1030 The Evolution of Workplace Lighting
– Gary Thornton, Nulty+

The lines between workplace and hospitality have overlapped and we are seeing hotel design influences emerging in the commercial sector. Accelerated by recent events, we are choosing where and when we want to work so it shouldn’t be a surprise that to support this we are looking to borrow principles from the hospitality sector that draw people in and encourage them back into a workplace.

There’s arguably no other discipline that can influence behaviour in this way like light.  Although intangible, and indeed invisible until it strikes a surface, light has the power to engage employees, elevate mood, impact productivity, and of course support health and wellness when it is done with consideration and creativity.

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Gary is an Associate Lighting Designer at Nulty with over ten years of experience enhancing architecture and interiors through light. After graduating with a degree in product design from Brunel University, he spent the next decade developing his creative design skills and technical expertise on projects of all sizes across the globe. This included the delivery of a number of notable masterplan and urban design projects in Dubai and the wider MENA region.

His role at Nulty sees him manage a large team of designers within the practice, where he is responsible for overseeing every stage of a client project, from conceptualisation through to implementation. He is passionate about communicating light’s capacity to bring life to internal and external spaces to students, and as a STEM ambassador actively promotes the career of architectural lighting design to the next generation of designers.

1100 Uncooking Workplace Experience: Actionable insights from ‘messy’ employee feedback
– Will Easton, Virgin Media O2 and Chris Moriarty, Audiem

At the Workplace Trends Research Summit in March the audience were introduced to a new peer-reviewed framework which not only sought to frame workplace experience holistically, but also to identify context-specific relationships between people, workspace and technology themes, and demonstrable business impacts.

Six months later it’s time to return with Virgin Media O2’s new workplace experience team, to showcase how they’ve been putting theory into practice: using Audiem’s workplace-trained analytics engine to drive actionable insights from rich, unstructured employee feedback.

We’ll explore the science behind the analytics, the team’s initial actionable insights, and their journey of evidence-based engagement with different stakeholders beyond operational estates and FM.

Will-Easton
Chris Moriarty LinkedIn

Will Easton is a Workplace specialist focussed on change, transformation and innovation in the Workplace and FM industry, and currently is the U.K. Facilities Experience Manager for Virgin Media O2.

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Will has worked across multiple industries and sectors, and has built up a strong reputation for being a disruptor for good. This portfolio of work has included Burberry, Mitie/Lloyds Banking Group, and NHS, as well working with a variety of SME businesses as an independent consultant.

He is also an alumnus of Sheffield Hallam University, where he completed a BA (Hons) in Facilities Management.

Chris Moriarty is co-founder of workplace experience analytics platform, Audiem and co-host of the Workplace Geeks podcast. Separately he is an independent consultant specialising in research, strategy and content within the workplace and facilities management sector having recently Director of Insight at the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM).
Chris has extensive experience in delivering industry-wide thought leadership and policy campaigns and prior to his roles in workplace and facilities management Chris was Head of Corporate Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). There he worked to establish the Institute as the voice of the sector, representing it on numerous occasions in the national print and broadcast media.

1130 Morning Break

1200 Transformational Case Studies from client sectors of workplace, leisure, higher education + food and drink
– Gillian Stewart, Michael Laird Architects

In a world where the workplace and many other aspects of life as we knew it (pre covid) has been turned on its head – how do we measure the success and impact our projects have on the building users and their wider communities?

Data gives us part of the story but what we are passionate about is the human impact and the transformation that our designs support and create for the people whose lives are intertwined with the buildings & interiors we design.

These transformational case studies showcase some of our success stories and the beauty and power that great design can deliver when we keep people and positive impacts at the heart of our vision.

Gillian Stewart

Gillian has a passion for the integration of Research, Strategy and Design in her projects and is one of the most experienced workplace strategy consultants in Scotland. Gillian established MLA’s Glasgow office in 2015, which has grown to 25 staff in that time. Gillian’s current role is to develop the Strategic Consulting service within MLA and embed good strategic consulting practice in our business.

Originally a graduate from Glasgow School of art, Gillian has held senior roles with BDP, DEGW and haa design in Glasgow. Gillian is Chair of the BCO in Scotland.

DEGW was the big ‘eureka’ moment in her career and allowed her to work closely with occupier clients to understand the business benefits good design can offer any organisation, and create value for all.

Her current clients span the Private, Public and Third sectors across the UK.

1230 Why Strength Training for the Mind Is a Competitive Advantage for the 21st Century
– Deborah Kempson-Wren, Managing Ourselves

The ability to be present and mindful — to stay focused intentionally without passing judgment — is a necessary skill for the 21st-century. Workplace futurists agree that businesses with mindful teams are better equipped to compete in today’s ever-changing environment of impermanence and volatility.

Research from companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, BBC, London Transport and UK Parliament has shown that increasing mindfulness in the workplace has decreased stress levels while improving focus, thoughtfulness, decision-making abilities and overall well-being.

My work with the British Red Cross, Barclays and the Francis Crick Institute shows how mindfulness tools equip employees with the ability to manage their thinking and to be more present — leading to mental agility, resilience and greater self-awareness. In addition, people have said that mindfulness has increased their openness to new ideas and helped them develop greater levels of compassion.

In this short experiential workshop we’ll explore some findings from mindfulness research, and experience a guided meditation to illustrate the opportunity to cultivate a focused and intentional life.

My vision is to start a movement that delivers more equanimity and compassion in our workplaces so people bring the best and most positive version of themselves to work. What do I mean by that? The best version of ourselves? Mastery of the self is key. It means having a quiet ego, a wise mind, a calm and quiet body, and a positive emotional state.

Through my work as a Workplace Change Manager in large organisations for over 12 years I’ve seen first hand how cultures and behaviours can support or dismantle people’s ability to bring their whole selves or best version of themselves to work.

For over 30 years I’ve benefited from a personal meditation practice, and five years ago I decided to train to teach techniques for strength training the mind to help more people thrive at work.

1250 Lunch

1355 Afternoon Chair’s Welcome Back
– Jeremy Campbell, EMCOR UK

A visionary and award-winning leader, Jeremy has spent more than 25 years in the workplace, property and facilities management sector leading operational delivery and transformational strategy in highly regulated environments including utilities, aerospace, defence and life sciences. He has developed a track record of results, an extensive understanding of business drivers, and deep knowledge of commercial management. Jeremy is a huge supporter of building diverse and sustainable working environments.

1400 Office Densities: How Low (High) Can You Go? Discussion Session
– with Rob Harris, Ramidus Consulting;
Tim Oldman, Leesman; Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited; Gillian Stewart, Michael Laird Architects; Bridget Workman, The Changing Work Company

UK office densities have gradually increased over the last 20 years or so, and for many workplaces the space per person is the lowest in Europe.

Research shows that over-densification affects worker performance and wellbeing. However, utilisation studies show that weekly occupancy levels are at their lowest, leaving many desk and other work-settings unoccupied.

Planning for higher densities requires more building infrastructure to support the occupants (eg additional toilets, lifts and air-conditioning) which is less sustainable than building for lower occupancy densities. In contrast, it could be argued that fewer, more densely occupied buildings are more sustainable than portfolios of under-utilised office space.

Chaired by Rob Harris, this debate brings together industry experts to discuss the appropriate planning densities for future UK offices.

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Bridget Workman
Gillian Stewart
Nigel Oseland Workplace Zoo
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Rob works with private and public sector occupiers, helping to prepare premises and workplace strategies. He has a wealth of experience – over 30 years – and he offers practical advice, based on practical experience. Specifically, Rob’s skills lie in briefing, business casing, defining needs, option appraisal and workstyle strategies. London’s Global Office Economy: From Clerical Factory to Digital Hub is a timely and comprehensive study of the office from the very beginnings of the workplace to its post-pandemic future. The book takes the reader on a journey through five ages of the office, encompassing sixteenth-century coffee houses and markets, eighteenth-century clerical factories, the corporate offices emerging in the nineteenth, to the digital and network offices of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Tim is the Founder and CEO of Leesman – the world’s foremost authority on employee workplace experience.  

He started his career in 1991 as a designer in the gritty world of transport design but by 2003 had developed a greater interest in the business strategy of workplace.

 In 2009 while working as an independent advisor supporting several leading global organizations on the alignment of their workplace strategies, he spotted an opportunity to develop a new and technique that would properly test the ability of an organization’s places to support its employees. 10 years plus later, the Leesman Index is used by industry thought leaders around the world to measure, benchmark and improve the experience of their employees.

In March 2020 Leesman launched new tools that would also evaluate the experience of employees working from home and today sits on the largest employee home working experience benchmark dataset of its kind, positioning Leesman at the epicenter of the future of work debate.

Nigel is an environmental psychologist, workplace strategist, change manager, researcher, author and international speaker. Nigel works with his clients to redefine their workstyles and create cost-effective and space-efficient workplaces that enhance concentration, collaboration, creativity and business performance. Where appropriate he helps design and implement sustainable agile working environments. Nigel’s approach to consulting is to apply his knowledge, obtained through both academic research and practical experience, to workplace strategy and design. He is a firm believer in evidence based design and delivering unique workplaces that support the occupying business. As a psychologist he campaigns for workplaces that cater for all personality types. Nigel’s latest book, “The Workplace Zoo: Humanising the Office” was published in autumn 2021.

Gillian has a passion for the integration of Research, Strategy and Design in her projects and is one of the most experienced workplace strategy consultants in Scotland. Gillian established MLA’s Glasgow office in 2015, which has grown to 25 staff in that time. Gillian’s current role is to develop the Strategic Consulting service within MLA and embed good strategic consulting practice in our business.

Originally a graduate from Glasgow School of art, Gillian has held senior roles with BDP, DEGW and haa design in Glasgow. Gillian is Chair of the BCO in Scotland.

DEGW was the big ‘eureka’ moment in her career and allowed her to work closely with occupier clients to understand the business benefits good design can offer any organisation, and create value for all.

Her current clients span the Private, Public and Third sectors across the UK.

Bridget leads The Changing Work Company offering tailored training and consultancy at the intersection of smart working and change management. She is a world expert on smart working and for over 20 years she has been at the forefront of developing smart working principles and practice for the UK Government. She was instrumental in the development of office efficiency and effectiveness data for the UK Government and adoption of its workplace density standards in tandem with improved office design to support and encourage flexible working practices.

Her clients include public and private sectors. Recent projects include delivering the Smart Working Changemaker training programmes and creation of an office design guide to support agile working in a major UK company. She advises on return to office and post-Covid smart working strategies.

1445 The New World of Work
– 
Peter Cheese, CIPD

Peter’s session, ‘The New World of Work’ will refer to his book, ‘The New World of Work Shaping a Future that Helps People, Organizations and Our Societies to Thrive’ .

Work has changed forever. How can HR and Workplace leaders adapt? How can they deal with the wellbeing and productivity crisis, address the skills gap and build better organisations?

Peter takes an evidence-based approach to provide practical advice and solutions on how a business and its employees can succeed: how to combat stalling productivity, poor wellbeing and the increase in mental health issues in the workplace as well as the need for agile learning, ways to close the skills gap and a refreshingly realistic look at the impact of technology.

Peter Cheese Low Res

Peter is the CIPD’s chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.

Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Bath Management School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University.

1515 Afternoon Break

1545 An Update on the 4 Day Week Pilot Trials
– Charlotte Lockhart, 4 Day Week Global

We’ve been keenly following the progress of the 4 Day Week campaign since Andrew Barnes spoke at our 2021 Research Summit. Six month trials of the four-day working week are currently taking place in the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and the US and we’re delighted that the early results from these will be presented in this session.

Charlotte Lockhart is a business advocate, investor and philanthropist with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple industries locally and overseas.

As founder and managing director for the 4 Day Week Global campaign she works promoting internationally the benefits of a productivity-focused and reduced-hour workplace. Through this, she is on the board of the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University and the advisory boards of the US campaign and the Ireland campaign for the 4 day week.

1615 Emerging Organisational Structures to Support Hybrid Working
– Perry Timms, PTHR

DAOs, MEs and NSEVs – Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, Micro Enterprises and Next Stage Evolutionary Ventures are just 3 ways to describe the potential dawning of entirely new forms of businesses and their operating models.

You can forget the Metaverse or the Jetsons, the future world of work may well be automated scripts and centaur roles, but it’s the designed systems that will be of most interest. A system that brings a combination of liberated people, soulful endeavours and a renaissance in the spiritual value of the work we do beckons; and only our own misguided and self-imposed restrictions will inhibit that.

Join Perry Timms, Ranked Number 1 Most Influential Thinker in HR in 2022, for his thoughts, research and compiled assessment of what the future holds. And indeed the signals are already beaming out from the experimental edge of organisational norms. Be they DAOs, MEs or NSEVs, we’ll look into what makes them the likely norms of the 2030s and beyond and what you might do to bring the arc of the future nearer to you, now.

Perry Timms

I’m the Founder & Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with 30+ yrs of experience in people, learning, technology, organisation change & transformation. In 2021 I was named 2nd Most Influential HR Thinker by HR Magazine. My personal mission is to see more people flourish through their work, and help shift organisations as a force for societal good (not just profit machines). PTHR’s mission is defined as “Better Business for a Better World”.

1645 Let’s Talk About Workplace Change
– Jennifer Bryan, Author, and Mark Catchlove, MillerKnoll Insight Group

Mark Catchlove, Insight Director for MillerKnoll interviews author, speaker and Director of “Change and Leadership” –  Jennifer Bryan.

The conversation will explore the challenges of navigating a new landscape, as well as defining the next futures for organisations, work, and the workplace. Leading people through the change is becoming an even more important skill as the speed of change increases.

Jennifer Bryan
Mark Catchlove

Jennifer Bryan is a practicing Change Consultant and published author, who has worked with over 30 different organisations across multiple industries. She is also a Non Executive Board Member of the ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) UK Chapter.

She believes in helping people – in whatever capacity she can – by making sure people are thought of first, last and throughout change projects and programmes.

Jennifer has created a unique leading change framework, the ABChange Model, which is shared in the book, “Leading People in Change: A Practical Guide,” along with multiple case studies when it has been used. The Model is underpinned by accepted theories in leadership and change. It then builds upon them a framework which enables managers to create their own strategies and action plans, effecting specific change within their organisations.

Mark leads the MillerKnoll Insight Group which is responsible for sharing the latest thinking in workplace design and related issues. He has been at Herman Miller / MillerKnoll for over 20 years and over that time has become a respected contributor to the workplace community.

1715 Chair’s Wrap-Up, followed by Drinks Social and Book Launch


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