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How to Plan and Design for a Workplace that is Psychologically Safe in Times of Change

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 @ 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM EST

11:00 – 12:00 GMT | 16:30 – 17:30 IST

An exclusive online session hosted by Bristol India

Join leading furniture manufacturer Bristol India for a lively panel featuring four industry experts, spanning diverse industries and roles. As workers (and businesses alike) stare at uncertainty and unpredictability in more than one aspect of their lives, the panel will explore the importance and the nuances of designing ‘work’ that is psychologically safe for employees; towards shaping a world of work that reduces anxiety and allows workers to remain focused.

Share your questions and participate in interactive live polls as the panellists share their challenges and physical and psychological impacts of the transitions on their employees, organisational structure, work space design and business.


About the Speakers





Sumeet Anand

Summeet has accumulated over 25 years of work experience in Corporate Real Estate functions in reputed Architectural firms, Real Estate Consultancy firms and leadership positions at various multinational organizations, including Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC (India Real Estate Banking Head) and J P Morgan (Head of Real Estate South Asia). He was most recently the Global Infrastructure and Logistics Leader for Genpact managing above 6million square feet of real estate portfolio across 30 countries Globally.

Sumeet is a real estate veteran with an Architectural degree, a Fellow Valuer and is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.





Karen Plum
Director of R&D at workplace consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)

Karen Plum is Director of R&D at workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). Karen joined AWA in 1998, prior to working in HR and general management in the Financial Services sector and now has 20+ years’ experience delivering workplace projects for clients including Microsoft, Treasury Solicitors, Nationwide, PCUK, RBS, Grosvenor Estates and University of London. Karen leads AWA’s research programme, exploring topics including knowledge worker productivity, cognitive fitness and virtual workforce management.

Connect with her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-plum-6a0155/





Vistasp Bhagwagar
Principal Architect / Managing Director of the Design Firm, ARCHITECT VISTASP & ASSOCIATES (AVA)

Vistasp is a Registered Member of the Council of Architecture, an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA), an active member of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) and a Registered Member of the Green Building Council.

Connect with him here: http://www.avadesignstudio.com





Geetanjali Pandit
Award-winning writer and a TEDx and Global Keynote Speaker

Geetanjali is an award-winning writer and a TEDx and Global Keynote speaker. Educated in India and the United States, Geetanjali Pandit is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and Delhi University’s Faculty of Law. Her career in Human Resource Management spans over 20 years of functional and board level experience. She has played a global role for EIH Limited (East India Hotels) and led the Human Resource function as the CHRO for The India Today Group, The Indian Express Group and Zee Media Corporation for a decade. Geetanjali’s book Buddha At Work has found global acclaim. As of January 2020 it is touching lives across 4 continents, 8 countries, 3 languages in 5 editions. Geetanjali has emerged as one of the finest global voices in the arena of practical wellbeing and practical spirituality.

Connect with her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/buddhaatwork/





Patrick Yong
Director of Sales for the APAC region at Bristol Group of Companies

Patrick is the Director of Sales for the APAC region at Bristol Group of Companies. He has 13 years in the furniture industry and has lived in Indonesia, India and Singapore. He is currently responsible for leading the Bristol team in India, Indonesia and International sales.

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Thursday, 12 November, 2020
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