Despite how we work in the future, the workplace is not going away. The purpose and value of the workplace is still critical to our companies and our company cultures. It plays a crucial role in providing collaboration, connection, and visceral human experiences – all sought-after needs following so many months working from home. The future workplace must bring people, place, and technology together to ensure equity for all work modes – hybrid, virtual, or in-person.
The most valued workplaces will be those prioritizing human experience. This is an opportunity to realign real estate with real needs. Re-skilling is another area which has been highlighted in the new normal. By teaching people to uncover unmet needs, generate new ideas and create solutions through experimenting, they’ll build capabilities that will position them to anticipate and navigate all the challenges of a quickly evolving world. In the workplaces of tomorrow, HCD (human centric design) capabilities can replace legacy attitudes in a number of ways. As swiftness and flexibility become prized over siloed research and development, organizational problems will be solved differently, turning from waterfall projects toward agile iterations. Ongoing interdisciplinary learning and upskilling will take the place of obstinate expertise. Redundant analysis will give way to rigorous testing, and deep customer understanding will replace secondary research. Action, speed and empirical evidence will become the foundation for new initiatives, avoiding the lengthy protocols of hierarchical approval, red tape and debate.
To enable success to the new workforce, in the new paradigm of work, companies need to effectively provision answers on how to manage and secure a distributed workforce in a hybrid working environment in the next few years. Or how automation and intelligent technologies will augment employees and create heightened business value? Or even being able to adapt to new changes dynamically? To deliberate on the challenges and opportunities the new normal presents, TechCircle is organising the inaugural edition of its digital event, “Future of Workforce”, presented by Wurkr. The digital event is scheduled to be held on February 23, 2022, 2pm onwards. The debut edition has gathered a lot of momentum since its announcement, and is guaranteed to offer a power-packed line-up of industry stalwarts and leaders who will be sharing their thoughts with the attendees. This highly interactive summit is supported by session partners like Poly, which helps companies in giving their hybrid workers the tools to meet and succeed as equals – from any location, Microsoft, which is enabling digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.
"TechCircle's expertise in emerging technologies combined with Wurkr's vision of enabling the global workforce to work from anywhere in a hybrid work environment will pave the way for a brighter future for the workforce”; quotes Annil Chandel, CEO & Co-Founder, Wurkr.
Ankur Goel, Managing Director for Poly India & SAARC added, “The world of work has changed drastically. Having 100% of our colleagues five days a week at work is a thing of the past. Remote and hybrid working has become the standard way of doing business. While this new world of work offers a plethora of opportunities, one of the biggest challenges of managing a distributed workforce is ensuring that every employee, regardless of their work location – at home, in the office, or anywhere in between has the same work experience.”
The discussions will revolve around ‘The Agile Workforce’, ‘The Future of Workforce in the New Normal’ and move to equally important topics like the importance of, ‘Building Cultural Nuances as part of Work Design’, and ‘Enabling Collaboration for the Hybrid Workforce’. The discussion topics are aplenty and attendees are sure to get deep and valuable insights into the future of workforce in the new normal.
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