Workplace Evolutionaries Switzerland Hub

Program

08:30Registration and Welcome coffee
09:30Lara Paemen – Introduction
Welcome and information about IFMA and Workplace Evolutionaries from the Director IFMA EMEA
09:45Chris Hood – Workplace Management, The Next Ten Years
Fresh from IFMA’s World Workplace in Phoenix, Chris Hood will present a provocative look at what lies ahead for Workplace Management over the next ten years.
10:30Networking Break
11:15Raphaël H Cohen – The Missing Link for Workspace Optimization
The best workspaces will never compensate for the drawbacks of a poor corporate culture. This session will present tools for changing corporate cultures to support the objectives of workspace improvements.
12:00Prof. Lukas Windlinger – The current state of workplace strategies
Professor Windlinger will share his reflections on the effects of activity-based working concepts and consider fields of potential for the further development of workplace strategies and workplace concepts. Furthermore, he will explore the potential of “Workplace Experience” as a new, action-guiding concept.
12:45WE next happenings
A quick orientation about Workplace Evolutionaries future events
13:00Networking Lunch
14:00Uli Blum – High Performance Workplaces
Showcasing the award-winning work by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ulrich Blum will talk about the future of office buildings and how they are developing in a global context. Ulrich will explain ZHA’s latest workplace projects and elaborate how computational workplace tools help to shape the workplaces of tomorrow.
14:45Angelika Gröschl – Join. Explore. Dare. Setting a new benchmark: 2226
By the beginning of 2022, the Innovation Hub JED at the gateway to Zürich will be completed. The site will then be home to what is sure to be the most progressive workplace in Switzerland. A new construction, which follows the ecological and economical building concept “2226”, will provide new solutions for an ideal working climate – without means of conventional heating, air conditioning or ventilation systems.
15:30Networking Break
16:00Roundtable “FM meets HR”
A recent International Survey by Workplace Evolutionaries identified the most challenging topics confronting our fellow WE professionals. This discussion, moderated by Dominique Ben Dhaou, with Lara Paemen, Chris Hood, Christian Hadorn, Arnold Graz, Giovanni Pons and Lukas Windlinger will address the top 4 subjects identified in the WE Survey:
1. Change Management, a critical success factor for successful Workplace Transformation.
2. The Case for Change with Data-Driven components from across organisational silos.
3. The importance of integrating FM, IT, HR and Leadership in Workplace Transformation programmes.
4. Well-Being at Work: Attracting and Retaining Knowledge Workers in 2020.
16:45Wrap-up session
What to take back home
17:00Networking “WE Cocktail”
Work hard, play hard… time for some relaxing and networking with your peers
18:30End