Workplace 2.0: Adapting Places and Spaces

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 08:00 - 14:00

Where: Fourth Floor Gallery, Canadian Museum of Nature

Generational change, environmental sustainability, technology and retention are just some of the many issues driving employers to re-evaluate the way we work. In a recent report, The Road to Retention, the Public Policy Forum delivered a message that comes squarely from lengthy consultations and dialogue with the next generation of leaders: in order to attract and retain top-notch talent, employers need to re-consider the boundaries of the workplace, both physical and conceptual. This includes not only transforming the physical elements of the workplace, but also the culture, including approaches to communication and collaborative relationships.

This half-day symposium was dedicated to exploring the impact of shifting demographics, changing technology, and new environmental imperatives on the traditional workplace. Participants were invited to actively explore new conceptualizations of the way we work, with emphasis on both the physical spaces we occupy as well as the online communities and connections through which we work. 

For more information, please contact Melanie Charron at melanie.charron@ppforum.ca or 613-238-7160 x.291

 

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