You will learn
Organizations, more than ever, are searching for ways to evolve their collaboration to support employees in a hybrid way of working. But how? What is truly required to collaborate effectively in a hybrid world?
Everyone is talking about place, space and technology, but hybrid is more than those things. Trends show that even with cool spaces, exceptional tech, and free healthy food, in-office utilization is still at a record low. Why aren’t people returning? What are the blind spots? How are those blind spots impacting collaboration experiences for all users?
More than technology and redesigning spaces, we must go deeper to explore how our social interactions and organizational paradigms shape hybrid work.
In this 2-hour workshop, you will explore a framework that highlights potential blind spots hindering effective hybrid collaboration, collectively unpack evolving work paradigms and challenges alongside other senior industry leaders, and explore different ways of working to create a more human-centered organization.
Stephan Berchtold leads learning experiences that help leaders and their organizations develop new approaches, and how to bridge technology with new ways of working. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, as (co-)authored in a variety of journals and has held the position of an Academic Director of a Bachelors’ Program in Business Education. Stephan is also a senior lecturer at the Department of Business Education at the University of Graz. Among his additional credentials, Stephan is certified as both a Design Thinking Coach from d.school, a Trainer for Process Communication Model, and is certified in SEMCO’s expert program on self-managed organizations.
Dirk Propfe‘s purpose is to help organizations transition to more life-giving ways of working where people can show up fully and contribute to solving problems that matter. At ET Group, he is focused on helping organizations transform how they connect and collaborate in a hybrid and distributed world.
Dirk has an HBA from the Ivey School of Business, a Master in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo, and another Master degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from BTH in Sweden. He has led ET Group’s transformation into an award-winning self-managed organization that uses design thinking and participatory leadership practices to help its clients evolve how they connect and collaborate.
Mike is a Senior Partner Development Manager at Microsoft, where he leads the Canadian channel strategy for the Teams Rooms business. He has over 20 years of experience driving growth within the technology sector. During his career, Mike has held leadership roles in sales and marketing in the IT and AV channels with success at Microsoft, Sharp Electronics, SYNNEX, InFocus, ViewSonic and Ingram Micro. He has a proven track record of building and managing strategic partnerships, developing and executing innovative solutions, and delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.
This is critical for organizations to survive & flourish! -Raidya (Aug 2023)