Be it through the movement from a manufacturing-based economy to one based on services, the movement of millions of people into the city, or through the increased presence of technology, the very nature and future of work is changing.
For firms, this will require a change not only in how they attract and retain labor, but in how offices are designed and built for a more flexible labor force. For labor, this period will require a constant focus development of skills, while at the same time a movement away from siloed work towards collaborative environments. For those who are servicing these groups, be it as office designers or university educators, this will mean a recalibration of business models and value propositions, while for entrepreneurs this will offer a huge opportunity to bring disruptive business models to the market.
It is a transition that will change the nature of how we work, where we work, and the skills required of those in the workforce, and at this event we have invited representatives from leading companies to talk about how they see the future of work.
Upcoming July Forum: The Future of Work
Topics to be discussed:
- What will jobs look like in the future?
- Will we work more virtually, from home and cafes, or will co-working become the norm?
- How will the evolving business strategy and technology breakthrough affect HR priorities?
- How will these changes create opportunities for young professionals entering into this time of transition?
Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Topic: The Future of Work
Venue: WeWork, 2F, 135 Yanping Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, 200042
Registration Fee: Regular: RMB100; Student: RMB50; Pay at door: RMB150 (Includes drinks and a light snack)
Registration Link: http://www.huodongxing.com/event/7341485549400
- Brian Ju, Director of Operations, WeWork
- Roy Tan, Chief Learning Officer, GE
One more speaker to be announced soon!