How are Australasian Government workplaces adapting to the "new workplace normal" in 2020

How are Australasian Government workplaces adapting to the "new workplace normal" in 2020

Government workplaces have not been alone this year in having to rapidly adapt to different ways of working. The impact of a global pandemic necessitated rapid change, and now the challenge is to find a way to the new normal. What’s worked, what hasn’t, what should continue and what needs to change?

These questions and more will be addressed by our speakers at this year’s Government Workplace Symposium. This year’s event will be held online viainteractive Zoom on Wednesday 26 August 2020, with sessions starting at 9.00am and concluding at 12.30pm.

As well as the speaker sessions, there will be the opportunity for networking with your peers and our industry experts in small group breakout rooms.

Our speakers

We’ve brought together a selection of leaders with expertise across property, public sector and business community to provide comprehensive insights you can apply to your organisation. Sessions include:

  • Workplaces beyond COVID with Chris Alcock from Six Ideas by Dexus: Chris will present the summary of a survey conducted on the experience of staff and executives of the COVID lockdown, and the potential impact on future ways of working. With over 8000 staff and 150 executives participating from across Australia and New Zealand, Chris will provide a summary of the conclusions drawn from this comprehensive data set.
  • Returning to work at Auckland City Council with Rod Aitken from Auckland City Council: In March 2020, Auckland City Council moved 6000 people to working from home. Now that restrictions have lifted in New Zealand, Rod will talk about their experience of returning staff to the office.
  • Corporate real estate technology panel discussion: COVID-19 is the hippo in the room that has accelerated technology-led transformation in so many ways. Our panel will explore how technology is changing the world, but more importantly, how it’s changing us, our professions and our workplaces.
  • Returning to a new business as usual in a COVID-19 environment with Peter MacFarlane from Grosvenor Property Advisory and Doug Pereira from IP Australia: Knowledge workplaces have been transformed overnight by COVID-19. Government is no exception with rapidly deployed remote working arrangements put in place. But what will a reoccupation of workplaces look like and what does this mean for our government services?
  • A culture of care with Kay Clancy: Culture isn’t about what you do, it’s about who you are. Kay will be speaking about how your care for those around you reflects in the things you focus on, the decisions you make, and ultimately, your organisation’s culture and performance.


Adapting to change

Attendees will get insights into different approaches to creating agile workplaces, and practical ideas for reinventing the workplace in adaptation to COVID-19. You’ll be challenged to think about different leadership approaches and how you can meet the needs of your staff, stakeholders, and the public with flexible work environments.

Get the insights to help government workplaces thrive through change.

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