Transforming the Way Canadians Work

The Conference Board of Canada, February 21, 2019
Recorded Webinar
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Flexible work arrangements and new approaches to workspace design sit at the cross-roads of the future of work. Employers and employees are transforming how work gets done in the digital era. A common goal of this transformation is an organizational culture change that strengthens collaboration and increases innovation.

The Conference Board of Canada interviewed representatives from nine long-established Canadian organizations that are at the forefront of workplace reorganization in both the private and public sector. Interviews were supplemented with survey data from 324 respondents. This evidence has provided the basis for three reports that offer Canadian organizations insights on how Canadian workplaces are transforming, and the impacts that these changes are having on organizational performance.

This recorded webinar includes a case study from the federal public sector where workplace modernization is moving into a new phase, based on accumulated learnings from more than ten years of implementing Workplace 2.0.

Webinar Highlights

Watch this 60-minute recorded webinar to learn about:

  • How four themes—mobility, choice, flexibility, and levelling—underlie the changes dominating Canadian workplaces.
  • Five drivers of workplace change
  • Top reasons for offering flexible work arrangements
  • Pros and cons of activity-based workplaces
  • Key changes in employee behaviour that employers expect will increase collaboration
  • How lessons learned in the workplace can be incorporated into better design for the future

About Jane

Photo of Jane CooperJane Cooper is a Senior Research Associate at the Conference Board of Canada and holds an MSc in Human Resource Management and Development from the University of Manchester. Since joining the Conference Board in 2016, Jane has been a lead researcher on a number of projects relating to metrics, measurement, benchmarking and evidence-based decision-making in HR, including diversity and inclusion, and the changing workplace. Jane has twenty-five years’ experience as a policy analyst specializing in human resource development issues in Canada and internationally and is a Credentialed Evaluator (Canadian Evaluation Society).

About Patrice

Photo of Jane CooperPatrice Collin is currently the manager at ISED, leading Workplace Modernization for the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada. In addition, Patrice spent the last year launching and managing the Canadian Innovation Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace which is the 1st of its kind in the Federal Public Service. He has 20 years’ experience managing complex projects and diverse teams in both the public and private sector. He has had the luxury of working in several disciplines during his career such as IT, communications, sales, procurement and real property. Workplace modernization and Healthy Workplaces are passions that bring together many of these different professions and he is a strong advocate of small ‘C’ change (grassroots) approach to innovation in the federal government.

Read the reports discussed in this webinar:

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