Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 Recap – Smart Work Environments

Operational Intelligence Team Members Daniel Wright and David Murray at Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018

The Latest in Achieving a Smart Workplace

Operational Intelligence would like to thank all those that attended the Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 on August 21-22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, hosted by Forefront Events.

The Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 tackled some of the biggest issues driving workplace development, growth and success. Operational Intelligence was proud to come together with the industry’s established and emerging leaders, thought leaders and trendsetters to refresh thinking about the workplace environment and connect with peers. The Summit involved two days of cutting-edge sessions, including headline keynotes, expert panels, case studies and networking events.

Key Takeaways from the Workplace Strategy Summit 2018:

  • The future of work – a continually evolving landscape
  • Long-term property strategy – unsustainable strategies will not succeed
  • Collaboration across a flexible workplace – ensure success and adaptability
  • Ensuring experience is always front of mind – determining key decisions with a key driver in place
  • Attracting and retaining millennials – inclusive strategies needed

Day 1 of the Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 saw our Customer Insights & Innovations Manager, David Murray, lead a roundtable discussion. This discussion highlighted the importance of designing and delivering smart workplace environments that increased workplace efficiencies to result in better-satisfied employees, who work smarter, happier and better.

Invest in a Smart Workplace to Achieve Top-Line Growth

With competition rife amongst all sectors, workplace operations are at a tipping point. Workplaces are experiencing staff turnover at a greater rate – an unsustainable long-term strategy.

To create a sustainable workplace strategy you must transform workplace operations by developing strength in technology, culture, workplace design, leadership, automation, efficiencies, and knowledge.

As employee expectations become harder to meet, your thinking must extend beyond the normal environment considerations. Aside from upskilling workforces, empowering them, and exploring new labour models, the shift must go beyond to the workplace environment.

To attract and maintain the right talent, focus on delivering the best workplace experience based on daily interactions and efficiencies. For talent in the workplace, ‘time’ is an ongoing challenge. Enterprises must reimagine their operations, with automation and digital efficiencies (eg. AI) at the centre of their strategy. As automation becomes faster, smarter and quicker over time, you can also uncover other new revenue streams to fundamentally transform operations. Ease, effectiveness, and emotion are key drivers of great talent. Make this a cornerstone of your workplace experience strategy.

A Smart Strategy Underpins Transformative Workplace Environments

Creating a great workplace environment does not have to involve high costs. Instead, it could start from a simple reinvention of established technology, data, and operations — leveraging automation, data, and employees together to make operations more efficient.
The workplace must be agile enough to react to employees changing expectation. They need to put ‘smart’ at the core of their operations to combat staff turnover and maintain their talent through insight and analysis.
Through targeted workplace improvement strategies you will be able to increase the level of employee satisfaction. Operational Intelligence is committed to helping our clients build flexible and successful workplaces. If you have a vision for a smart workplace personalised strategy, discuss it with us and we will endeavour to make it happen. Our experts will create a package that suits your company objectives, get in touch with us today to start working on a smart solution for your business

Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018 Attendees
The Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 session attendees