The 8th June 2016 Smartworking Summit delivered pioneering approaches towards tackling some of today's most critical business challenges. Download the précis of the day here.
The full-day programme at the stunning 200 Aldersgate, London venue, offered peerless opportunities throughout the morning to network with seven prominent executive speakers, including;
- Greg Searle MBE, Triple Olympic champion and Gold medal winner
- Simon Hay, CEO, Dunnhumby
- Richard Bandell, CEO, GRG
- Cheryl Kennedy, Director of Digital Services, Barclaycard
- Josefin Holmberg, Director Transform. Thomson Reuters
- Johnny Dunford, Director of CRE, BNP Paribas
- Richard Copley, Head of Transformation, DWF llp
The afternoon followed with a deeper dive into business critical issues through six intimate round table sessions. Attracting 250 c-suite executives keen to explore workplace challenges and address the rapidly changing nature of work, everyone left with distinct and clear takeaways.
Key themes were;
- Faced with the unrelenting changing nature of work, culture is key to a successful business, it’s more important than strategy
- Motivation at work and tapping into individuals’ intrinsic motivators is key to attracting and retaining talent
- Creating productive workspaces demands identifying the ‘right’ performance metrics across a wide spectrum of factors including light, noise, well-being, personal respect, happiness, work settings, choice, management, disruption, trust, et al
- Linking quality of life to sustainability presents an opportunity to design company values into the workplace
- Focus the 'Facilities Experience’ on improving an organisation’s value proposition,
- Safeguarding business from over-sharing employees by balancing the way people get work done productively while managing risk effectively.