I know you’ve heard it all before, but not everyone has.

New Ways of Working, The Future of Work, The Generations at Work, Ergonomics in the Workplace, The Agile Workplace, Managing Change.

Yes, I know some of you may well have heard all there is to hear about these subjects and many amongst you think they’ve been overdone. The reality is however, that you are in an elite and somewhat privileged minority. As I travel delivering seminars, I find that there is still a thirst for insight into these and many more subjects looking at the role workplace can play in today’s business world. Many are interested in what’s happening now, as well as what the future may hold, so that they can improve the whole work and workplace experience.

Seminars are attended by a range of people with a variety of agendas. Some are new to the workplace arena or have a one off project and they are looking to build up a stock of knowledge. Others are designers and consultants hoping to hear new snippets of research that they can take back and use on projects they’re working on. Many are occupiers looking to maximise their workspaces and are looking for any material they can to help them put together a case for change. One thing I always ensure is that the occupiers attending realise that whilst what we share may add to their knowledge bank, they will benefit from working with experienced and trained consultants to maximise the opportunity.

So, please be patient with those of us who commission and deliver workplace knowledge. I know you may have heard it all before, but I hope you will accept that not everyone has. Also, if you are knowledgeable about workplace matters, why not look at ways you can share some of the knowledge in interactive workshops, or even by putting yourself forward to speak at those conferences you may have been bemoaning.

There is also the added benefit of networking in a real rather than a virtual environment. Don’t ever underestimate the value of networking in the current climate. You never know, you might even learn something new.

“I work best when I’m pushed to the edge. When I’m at the point where my pride is subdued, where I’m an innocent again” Bill Stumpf

Herman Miller Events
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