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A New Generation of Decision-Makers: Emerging leaders advance workplace experience


(My friends at Plastarc invited me to join this panel on June 22nd to discuss how the pandemic plus a younger generation of corporate leadership has led to changing expectations of work. The official description is below; click on the video above to watch.)

The last decade has seen a progressive redefinition of roles in the strategy, design, and management of workplaces. In people-centric work environments, the new decision makers are not executives in a distant office building—they are the professionals working with users every day. From the coworking-powered emergence of community management to the development of multiple specializations in building technology and facilities management, a new class of experts are remaking workplace experience.

In this panel, we will explore how this new generation of professionals shapes the work environment, supports real-time responsiveness, and builds community. Incorporating insights gained from the mass shift to telework that occurred over the last year, we will also discuss how these new employees can complement the now-ascendant hybrid office, which combines the best of collocated and distributed work.

The event will be hosted by PLASTARC — whose thought leadership has guided companies through people-centric workplace transformations, including moving to ABW — in collaboration with Hushoffice.

Panelists include:
- Greg Lindsay | Director of Applied Research, New Cities Foundation
- Emily Wadman | Sr. Manager of Workplace Experience & Facilities Operations, Toast
- Nellie Hayat | Head of Workplace Transformation, VergeSense
- Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer | Assistant Professor in Building Technology, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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