6.01 Tipping Perception - Overturning Convention
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Venue: Fairmont Royal York
Room: Confederation 5
The ideal workplace strikes a balance between people (HR), place (facilities), and technology (IT). Today, the work styles and expectations of younger generations coupled with accelerating technological advances are putting pressure on the workplace to rapidly adapt or risk becoming irrelevant. The modern day workplace has not changed significantly since Robert Probst introduced the cubicle 50 years ago. We have reached a tipping point where new ways of working are disrupting conventional notions of the work environment. We are seeing workplaces that look familiar in many respects but are designed around choice, balance and focus to meet the demands of today's enlightened worker. Overturning conventions to create better work environments is often a simple matter of re framing stories about the work environment. Because, the way we are working isn't working.

Learning Objectives
Understanding the value of the workforce on the bottom line
How place and technology work together to improve worker engagement and performance
Ways to deal with resistance to change and perception
Level of Learning
200 level
Track/Topic Area:
Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community
Sven Govaars MCR, SLCR, Strategist, Gensler
Dean Strombom AIA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal, Gensler