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Agile Working: The Imminent Future of the Workplace
Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
13:00 – 14:00 GMT
An exclusive sponsor session hosted by the Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management (IWFM)
COVID-19 demanded flexibility; the near future calls for agility.
At a time when, according to latest ONS figures, COVID-19 caused almost half (47%) of people in employment to work from home, IWFM’s YouGov-powered research revealed that amongst people working remotely: almost three-quarters (73%) want more flexible working options in future; half (51%) feel that working in a corporate office now seems unnecessary.
However, this does not mean that people do not also miss aspects of the office environment; in fact, most (61% and 60% respectively) miss face-to-face collaboration and dislike the lack of a clear separation between work and home life.
And yet, despite any misgivings some workers may have about remote working, various studies have also shown that remote workers are equally or more productive than office workers.
While this may seem like a confusing picture, the lesson, in fact, is quite clear: the future of workplace is agile working, transforming work from a destination to an activity which is carried out in a variety of settings according to need.
In this special Workplace Week episode of IWFM’s ‘Navigating turbulent times’ webinar series, an expert panel will look at agile working as the imminent prevailing model for previously office-based roles. Watch live, submit your questions, and join the discussion on how agile working differs from flexible and remote working, and what it means for workers, employers, the workplace profession, and real estate.
Your panellists for this webinar are:
• Simone Fenton-Jarvis (host), Workplace Consultancy Director, Ricoh UK
• Herpreet Grewal, News Editor, Facilitate magazine
• Andrew Mawson, Founder and Managing Director, Advanced Workplace Associates
• Maud Santamaria, Workplace Experience Director, Mace
• Dan Wakelin, Associate, Henigan Consulting Group