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Have You Heard About the Conversation?

11 February 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

The British Institute of Facilities Management and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development have opened The Workplace Conversation - an online project to run for three months 'to explore the evolution of the workplace'.

A press statement says: 'This is a collaborative project exploring the evolution of the working environment and what the future of the workplace looks like.  The project will aim to identify and define the challenges, ideas and opportunities on how work is enabled, both now and in the future. It will explore topics such as the emergence of new technologies, economic forces and flexible working alternatives and their impact on business performance and the way people work'.

In essence, what has been created is a 'social media' type hub where people can contribute their ideas and their experiences. FM and HR professionals, as well as anyone with an interest in the future of the workplace are being invited to participate via the organisations' contacts and press announcements. However, for some it won't be a case of 'post a Tweet' as  participants will be set tasks throughout the duration in the hope this will lead to a community vote for the best idea to create better workplaces in the future.

Visit www.workplaceconversation.com to register and get posting.

 

Announced at Workplace Futures Conference

BIFM Chief Executive, Gareth Tancred, announced The Conversation at the Workplace Futures Conference on Wednesday 10th saying: “Whilst there has been plenty written about the changing nature of the workplace, we’re keen to hear from those at the frontline of having to manage the types of changes we’re experiencing, in order to help shape the discussion. The workplace is a truly universal theme and has an impact on the day-to-day lives of us all. This is a crowd-led initiative and we look forward to seeing a host of great ideas and thoughts contributed from a wide range of FM and HR professionals.”

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, said: “If organisations want to achieve better work and better working lives for their people, they must recognise the changing and increasingly flexible nature of the workforce as part of their workplace design. Workplaces have incredible potential to both influence and reflect corporate cultures, behaviours and working styles but it takes teams from across the business to create the right kind of workplace."

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 11 February 2015

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