Workplace Trends London
Tuesday 15 October 2019, 09:15 – 17:30
+ Registration 08:30-09:15 and Drinks Social 17:30-18:30
at 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB
Around 200 workplace professionals regularly meet at this event – many travelling long distances to join!
We’re excited this year to bring you some of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and relevant speakers for the workplace of today and upcoming future.
There are just 30 super-early bird tickets available now – perfect for our most loyal and price-conscious delegates!
With thanks to our conference sponsors
Here’s the first of our exciting speakers. Register now to gain one of the few super-early bird rates!
The Corporate Tribe: Re-humanizing the Workplace and Surviving the Digital Transition
Kilian Keller, Electrolux
A digital-era rediscovery of anthropologic basic requirements
- The clash of the digital revolution and human condition: What your next generation employees will be like.
- Collaboration: What you as an employer will have to do to have any future.
- Tribe, Clan, Ritual: How to apply archaic templates at work as an antidote to digitization collateral damage – In work behaviour, IT, Space.
Unprecedented change comes with unprecedented risks. After the digital revolution, re-humanizing the workplace should be a major component of any enterprise strategy, not only for success, but for survival. The solutions, the ambitions, will have to aim higher than just a bit of Activity Based Working.
Kilian Keller started his deep dive in 2105 after life offered him a wake-up call that were were on a road to nowhere, and that it was a good idea to change direction.
Kilian is an experience leader of projects and initiatives in all contexts of Real Estate on national and international scale. He is a visionary: imaginative, determined, passionate, creative, driven to results.
Workplace Nudging: How to make it easy and fun to use our work environment the way it is intended
Esther Roelofs and Simone Leenders, WorkWire
The introduction of new workplace concepts, like Activity Based Working (ABW), is often accompanied by many “thou-shalt-nots”, as a traditional motivation method to promote behavioural change. Although rules and guidelines are necessary to communicate desired behavioural changes, they also often lead to resistance.
WorkWire developed a new methodology called Workplace Nudging, that addresses behavioral challenges and psychological resistance to change in the workplace and is aimed at giving employees a gentle “push” in the right direction. Nudging is directed at influencing human behaviour, but does not force a particular choice. It has a positive nature, as it focusses on offering attractive alternatives for current behaviour habits.
The design of a workplace nudge is based on two aspects: the motivation to show specific behaviour and the ease with which new behaviour can be implemented. It will always answer to the key question: how can we make it easier and more fun for employees to change the way they work?
Esther Roelofs, Managing Partner at WorkWire: As a workplace strategist and psychologist, Esther lives at the intersection of business objectives and workplace design. For more than 15 years, Esther has helped clients reshape their workplace decision-making process by defining the strategic business objectives that can be enabled through innovative design solutions. She has learned that great places to work are always focused on the people who work there. Esther is co-creator of Workplace Nudging, a change methodology that addresses behavioral challenges and psychological resistance to change in the workplace.
Simone Leenders, Managing Partner at WorkWire: Together with her clients, Simone creates smart workplace concepts that contribute to strategic organizational goals. She believes that culture and behavioural aspects play a crucial role in successful workplaces. No matter how well a work environment is engineered and designed, if the organisation does not fully utilize its potential, it does not add the value as intended. Simone is co-creator of Workplace Nudging and change management techniques that focus on employee engagement and ownership to ensure that new ways of working are more easily adopted.
The Campus of the Future
Sam Sahni and Dean Rikanovic, Unispace
Woodside HQ in Perth, Australia is the smartest workplace in the world, where humanity meets technology to enhance capability and creativity. A smart campus with advanced technological capabilities, Woodside HQ enables a connected, dynamic and energised experience. At 680,000 sqft, the 4 buildings of this campus are leading standards of sustainability and wellbeing all while introducing Artificial Intelligence capabilities to assist the community. Designed as a destination workplace, this campus of the future is a connected ecosystem that enables flow, collaboration and spurs innovation.
Sam Sahni is Unispace’s Regional Principal, Strategy (Europe) based in the London studio. Highly experienced within the consulting and construction industry, Sam’s knowledge comes from exposure to a variety of sectors including Finance, FMCG, Real Estate and Engineering. He’s a dynamic leader and thinker, with the ability to build business, develop client bases and take accountability for complex projects. Sam has also authored a number of organisational white papers and presented at industry conferences.
Dean Rikanovic: With highly developed conceptual design skills and 15 years professional experience, Dean is an innovative designer with a passion for high-end design. He has practiced across Australia and internationally, working on a number of award-winning projects. Currently based in Perth, Dean has also worked on some of Australia‚ largest workplaces, including ANZ Centre Docklands.
Mental health and productivity in work culture. How to tackle both at once?
Madeleine Evans, Levell
Mental health is high on the agenda of corporates and start-ups, thanks in part to the work of major charities, like MIND, and the government’s 2017 Stevenson Farmer Review report, Thriving at Work. At the same time, companies and people are struggling with productivity increases, and making operational and organisational changes to address this. These two issues are being treated separately by people and companies. Why?
Madeleine will highlight insights from the academic research on burnout, which help us understand the intersection of mental health and productivity for people and companies. We will look at simple frameworks for how to think about the main drivers, and the levers you can pull as leaders or consultants of organisations – across personal behaviour, work and resource allocation, and the environment and culture at work.
Madeleine Evans is the founder and chief executive officer of Levell, a start-up with the mission to eliminate burnout, by putting well-being right along side performance, ‘on the priority list’, for people and companies. She has a background in digital and work transformation, loves design, and having started this company, is proud to also have a PhD-level knowledge of academic research on burnout and well-being at work!
The Biophilic Office, BRE
Ed Suttie, BRE
The Biophilic Office is a long-term research and demonstration project from BRE and Oliver Heath Design. As it draws to a close, we’re delighted to be among the first to hear about the results.
The project refurbished an entire floor of an existing office building at BRE, using a variety of biophilic design methods to assess the value that Nature-inspired design brings to the wellbeing and productivity of office workers. The project has spanned two and a half years: in year one, current working conditions were analysed and the office was refurbished. During the second year the project focussed on analysing the impact The Biophilic Office had on the workers.
Ed Suttie leads the Biophilic Office Project at BRE. He is passionate about material sustainability, health and wellbeing in the built environment, people, forestry, rural supply chains and the polar regions. In April 2016 he ski-trekked to the North Pole raising £60,000 for some amazing charities!
Plus brand new research results, to be announced
Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited
Nigel Oseland is a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist, researcher, international speaker and published author. He draws on his psychology background and his own research to advise occupiers on how to redefine their workstyles and rethink their workplace to create working environments that enhance individual and organisational performance and deliver maximum value. Nigel founded the Workplace Change Organisation and is the programme advisor for the Workplace Trends conferences.
Our conference moderators for the day
Paige Hodsman, Ecophon, and Mark Catchlove, Herman Miller
As with all our events, everyone is welcomed to an informal drinks social immediately after the conference close. Here the discussion continues, and you can catch up with old friends and make new connections.
As an optional extra you can now join speakers and supporters of the conference at an informal buffet dinner from 7pm on the 15 October, so following on after the drinks social. Tickets for the dinner are now on sale at £65 + VAT.
Just 30 super-early bird tickets are available now!
Your registration fee includes:
- All daytime catering: welcome tea/coffee/pastries, lunch, usual break-time refreshments.
- The Drinks Social
- Electronic copies of handouts where available, plus
- Videos of presentations filmed on the day.
Attendance for delegates at the Speakers & Supporters Conference Dinner on the 15 October is an optional extra at the rate of £65 + VAT.