Looking forward to Workplace Week; productivity and the connected organisation

'High Street' at Network Rail's Milton Keynes base

‘High Street’ at Network Rail’s Milton Keynes base

There’s not much time to go before Workplace Week, which takes place from the 4th to 8th November. The annual workplace conference and fundraiser for Children in Need will include more than a dozen visits to offices in London and around the UK, a one-day convention and events staged by Kinnarps, ASOS, KPMG, Herman Miller and Colebrook Bosson Saunders. Site visits include to the public sector’s new generation of landmark buildings, Network Rail, RBS and Innocent Drinks. The theme of this year’s convention on the 5th November is Driving Productivity Through The Connected Organisation which will take place at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ offices. Speakers includes Keith Saxton, director of financial services at IBM Research; Johnny Dunford, global director of commercial property at RICS; and Liz Nottingham, Regional HR Director for Western Europe at Starcom MediaVest group.

Speakers will explore the concept of the connected organisation, its implications for leadership, infrastructure and professional productivity and looking at what leaders should be doing today to prepare for the transition. “I’d really encourage all those interested in new ways of working, workplace design and management to get involved,” says Andrew Mawson of AWA, “It’s a perfect way to find out what others are doing, get ideas for your own workplace as well as have some fun and of course raise money for a good cause.”

For more information on Workplace Week, to book a visit or to secure a place at the Workplace Week Convention visit www.workplaceweek.com  or follow @workplaceweek13  #workplaceweek on Twitter.

Workplace Week is organised by Advanced Workplace Associates and supported by CoreNet Global, BCS and BIFM. All proceeds will go to the Children in Need Charity. Last year’s event raised £10,000 – the target for this year is £15,000.