Wed 15th October: London: @WorkplaceTrends Conference: the one & only!

by Paul Carder on October 7, 2014

As always, every year, this is one conference in the workplace strategy calendar that you really don’t want to miss. You have just over a week to re-organise your diary and clear Wed 15th…you will not regret it.

Firstly, some essential information (in case you don’t read the rest!):

Website: http://www.mem-events.com/event-workplace-trends.php

LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Workplace-Trends-1183137/about

Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplacetrends ( @workplacetrends )

Workplace Trends: Designing for Inclusion

Key question: How can we engage with, and design for, all employees, creating a welcoming, productive workplace for everyone?

Keynote: Charlotte Sweeney, Vice-Chair of the Dept of Business, Innovation and Skills external Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlotteSweene ( @CharlotteSweene )

Amongst many other accolades, Charlotte is leading the City of London Lord Mayor’s Diversity Programme “The Power of Diversity” on behalf of Fiona Woolf CBE. 

Their website says, “The City depends upon being able to draw the best talent from an increasingly diverse and inclusive pool for the innovation that society now needs. The Power of Diversity programme will highlight and discuss the critical steps that the City at all management levels must take to maximise the energy and innovation that diversity can bring to business. Where are the new ideas and a new challenge to old ideas going to come from? Is the talent pool wide enough to facilitate the desired social mobility and inclusion?”

 

The most extreme example – the City of London

How diverse is the City of London? That square mile which controls so much of the world’s wealth? Not very…would be a polite response.

It is perhaps the last bastion of testosterone-fueled old fashioned sexism. Nigel Farage (UKIP leader, and former City worker) said in January, “Women prepared to sacrifice family life can do as well as male colleagues in financial firms, if not better” …oh, that’s alright then!

It will be interesting to hear what Charlotte says about the changes being driven through the City.

What about the physical workplace itself? How can we foster a spirit of diversity, through the physical buildings and spaces we occupy as organisations?

Come along on the 15th October and listen to several leading thinkers who may be able to help us tackle this important question.

Workplace Trends: Designing for Inclusion

Workplace Trends: Designing for Inclusion

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