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Super-experience: what to expect at WORKTECH Sydney 2019

Australia is no stranger to workplace transformation. Its workplaces have pioneered some of the most innovative designs implemented around the…

Australia is no stranger to workplace transformation. Its workplaces have pioneered some of the most innovative designs implemented around the world today, revealing a mastery of the art of conceptual thinking. But what about real-world application? How can organisations learn from its forward thinkers in tackling substantial challenges in today’s workplace?

WORKTECH Sydney 19 will investigate such themes as curating experience and analysing workplace data analysis, with real case studies and projects. The event will be held at the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour on 21 February and will feature speakers from around the world sharing what they’ve learnt. There will also be a Lounge event held at Lendlease’s Barangaroo Towers on the 20 February to stimulate thought-provoking workplace concepts on the eve of the conference.

New leadership paradigm

Stuart Mangrum, education director of the Burning Man Project, will open the conference by discussing the famous festival held annually in the Nevada desert. Mangrum will talk about the new leadership paradigm which is fuelling a non-hierarchical ‘do-ocracy’ where emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication prevail over business ranking.

Employee experience is a hot topic in workplace design with many organisations recognising the potential business gains of curating a unique experience for its employees. But how do you create great experiences? Nelly Ben Hayoun, a world-class experience designer, will be a keynote speaker at the conference sharing her expertise on how to curate the ultimate experience.

Her presentation will be supported by a new WORKTECH Academy report on the rise of the ‘super-experience, co-produced with developer Mirvac. This explores the conceptual principles of experience design and gives key examples of super-experiences around the world.

Any successful workplace change has to be supported and driven by data-led decisions. Simon Carter of RICS and John MacLeod of IBM will explain how organisations can find the valuable insights in a tsunami of data collected by most companies. These insights will transform the relationship with the building. Coupled with new ‘sentient’ technologies – a concept Philip Ross of UnWork will discuss – office buildings will be another tool in which humans can program, personalise and enhance the employee experience.

While Australia sits in the front seat of workplace transformation, WORKTECH Sydney will draw its inspiration and innovations from right across the world in a tangible, actionable and realistic way.

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