Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021 11:30a -
40 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
As the economy picks up steam, vaccinations accelerate and CEOs’ optimism continues to rise, the conversation everywhere is turning to the office, and how to plan for going back, now and in the longer term. In Greater Boston, many companies have embraced last year’s sudden shift to virtual work, and few workers report missing the historically long commutes and congested roads that characterize our region. Going remote has created flexibility for workers and for employers looking to expand their talent pools in highly competitive industries. At the same time, many local industries have long relied on in person connection and collaboration for innovation, invention, and selling products and services. Some companies are already back in the office, while many others are still planning through their next moves. The ambiguity associated with the continuously evolved workplace landscape requires leaders to think differently.
As the long-running debate of how we get “back to work” is ramping up, local HR and business leaders are at the forefront of helping their companies to reinvent and reimagine the workplace, a complex challenge without past precedent as a guide.
To help advance this important conversation, we are convening a set of local HR and business leaders to share experiences, insights, and ideas on how we go back to work.
On June 22nd, join your peers for a thoughtful discussion about how we go back to work, and what this means for your organizations and the leaders you support. We will be joined by panelists Beth Carlson, Corporate Vice President, Talent, Raytheon Technologies and Dave Gilbertson, Chief Customer Officer, UKG Ready, Ultimate Kronos Group who will share their experience and we will ask you to weigh in on trends you see. Our aim is to provide you with ideas to take back and discuss now with your teams and leaders.
We will explore how our companies are thinking about, and making decisions about:
Remote vs. in the office; full time vs. hybrid
Approaches to health and vaccination protocols
The impact of these choices on innovation/collaboration, sales/customer experience, recruiting/retention, employee well-being
Providing leaders and teams with the skills and tools required to lead and succeed in the “next normal” office