Global experts share the secrets of workplace reinvention
For the first time, we have five different generations in the workforce – but the things that drive Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists are very, very different.
To cater to them all you need to rethink a lot of things you take for granted inside your business, from communications and technology to recruitment, working practices, incentives and process automation.
This new event series brings global experts to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to share insights on how some of the world’s most advanced companies are turning these problems into a new opportunity.
- Netflix’s culture architect Patty McCord;
- Atlassian work futurist Dom Price;
- Business transformation leader Tom Goodwin;
- Billion-dollar startup founder Cyan Ta’eed;
- Growth Lead at Workplace by Facebook Ben Gould
And many more besides.
Start honing your skills to tackle the next generation of business challenges, and get practical takeaways to make your workplace work better.
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Patty McCord (US) | Author of “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility”
How to meet the highest workplace expectations
In the last year the world has been turned on its head, with changing worker expectation and increased calls for diversity and more female leaders ensuring business as usual is no longer acceptable for any business if it is to succeed.
With shifting workplace practices and changing expectations from Millennials and Gen Zs entering the workforce for the first time, how can businesses built on traditional ideals adapt, and ensure they take their older and established workforce on the journey?
Patty McCord, widely regarded as one of the leading workplace culture thinkers in the world, has been there and done that. During her 14 years at Netflix she helped the business transition from a DVD delivery company to the world’s biggest entertainment provider.
It was a journey that taught everyone in the company a lot, and gave rise to what Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg described as “the most influential document to ever come out of Silicone Valley”: the Netflix Culture Deck.
With more than 15m views, the deck is the backbone of Netflix’s fabled open and honest culture which demands nothing less than excellence from each employee.
In this session McCord will share some of her experiences from her time at Netflix, and subsequently as a consultant to some of the world’s biggest brands, on preparing for the next generation of the workforce and creating a culture that everyone can embrace.
Tom Goodwin (US) | Business transformation leader
How to brace for the changes technology is bringing to your business
The robots are coming, and they are gunning for your job. In the next decade different types of artificial intelligence will perform arduous tasks that currently take large teams of people in moments.
And that is just one of the many disruptions coming for your business that will help ensure the jobs people are doing today will look very different in the next 20 years, and the skills you need to have in the company are entirely different.
But how do you go about training and preparing the people you already have for this brave new world, and what are the traits and skills you should be looking for in your new hires to make them adaptable for it?
In this session Goodwin, who has spent his career helping some of the world’s biggest companies prepare for disruption, will outline some of the technologies you need to be aware of, and how you need to think about training yourself and your people with a new range of skills to make them fit for purpose in the new environment.
Dominic Price | Atlassian’s Work Futurist
How to build 21st Century-ready teams
All successful businesses are built around strong teams, but many companies are unable to create teams capable of creating the products and services they need.
Dom Price has spent his career studying how teams operate, and is on the cutting edge when it comes to creating high-performance workplaces. At Atlassian he has created the Atlassian Team Playbook, which details more than 100 team building activities that have helped take the company from a Sydney-based tech startup to multi-billion dollar listed company with offices across the world.
In this presentation he will detail how he approaches thinking about workplace structures, creating agile teams, and why taking the traditional approach to work will ensure your company is doomed to fail fast.
Cyan Ta’eed | Co Founder of Envato
Cyan Ta’eed is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Envato. She began her career as a graphic designer, founding Envato out of her parent’s garage. Cyan has created a diverse, inclusive and female empowered culture at Envato that promotes innovation, flexibility and robust HR practices.
Ben Gould | Growth Lead at Workplace by Facebook
Ben leads growth for Workplace by Facebook across Australia and New Zealand. Workplace is an internal communications and collaboration platform that unlocks human potential by giving the world a place to work together. With over 30,000 customers globally, Facebook helps companies be more open and connected with their employees in a mobile first world.
Claire Madden | Social Demographer and Researcher
Claire Madden is the Australian go-to expert on generational engagement. The social researcher, media commentator and author of Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials, will be the master of ceremonies for the series.
More speakers and session information will be added to the program as details are confirmed.
Dates and Locations:
BRISBANE | 22 May 2018 – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
SYDNEY | 23 May 2018 – International Convention Centre (ICC)
MELBOURNE| 24 May 2018 – Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC)