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The Future Of Work

Release Date

26 June 2013

What Can I Do Today to Better Harness Knowledge Capital in my Workplace?
 

Consider these mind-blowing statistics about the Australian workforce that were reported at a recent Sydney conference:

  • There are four different generations now in the workforce, with the age span exceeding 50 years.
  • Economic cycles are becoming shorter.
  • The 10 types of jobs currently most in demand did not exist a decade ago.
  • Job turnover is increasing. The average person changes jobs about every 18 months and will have held 14 jobs by age 38. The average attrition rate is about 27 per cent.
  • The cost of labour in Australia is more than 50 per cent higher than the average in Europe and the United States.
  • Almost 30 per cent of the workforce can be described as contingent workers. In some industries, such as mining and construction, it is about 60 per cent.
  • About 70 per cent of the entire world population now owns a mobile communication device, and about 15 per cent are active users of Facebook.
 
What can businesses do with the above information? How can they manage such an incredibly diverse workforce, while at the same time, a technological change tsunami is rolling towards us. Workplaces are changing rapidly; but we still have to make the most of our existing infrastructure.
 
New ways of working are developing rapidly, either in response to or alongside new developments in technology: for example, Telecommuting, Alternate Work Patterns, Flexibility,  Mobile Work Devices, Collaborative Technologies, Internal Contracting, Frugal Space and Co-Working hubs.
 

Lessons From The Future

 
The Australian Business Congress 2013 will be hosting a fascinating panel discussion showcasing real case studies of how workplaces are innovating and aggressively planning to be more competitive in the new landscape. What changes can be made now to workplace environments to capture productivity gains?
 
Hear from the panellists:
 
Brad Krauskopf, Chief Executive Officer, Hub Australia
The Hub operates as a co-working space for members, allowing collaboration and innovation. Is this the model for future workplaces?
 
Lino Caccavo, Divisional Development Manager, AMP Capital Investors
AMP Capital Investors operate commercial spaces. Can better commercial spaces facilitate Activity-Based Working, collaboration, multi-tasking and so on?
What are the cost-benefits for businesses when seeking certain kinds of commercial space, eg high-tech, or smaller footprint? What technologies are ‘must-haves’ for the business environment of the near future?
 
Steve Coster, Head of Knowledge & Sustainability, Hassell Architects 
Hassell is well-known for its public and corporate architecture. It works with leading edge companies to provide them with buildings which not only look beautiful but foster creativity and collaborative working. Hassell research ‘shows that reduction in sick leave, staff retention and increased quality of collaboration, recruitment and retention are tangible benefits of investing more into a high quality workplace’.
 
Hear more …
 
Come to the Australian Business Congress 2013 to hear from our experts on future workplaces and their impact on productivity speak.

  • Learn how to make the most of our existing infrastructure.
  • Discover what changes can you can make now to your workplace environment to capture productivity gains?
  • Find out about Telecommuting, Alternate Work Patterns, Flexibility,  Technology at Work, Mobile Work Devices, Collaborative Technologies, Internal Contracting, Frugal Space and Co-Working hubs

Through our close relationship with NSWBC we have negotiated an extension of the early bird prices for ABCS subscribers. Prices start from only $1,110. In order to take advantage of this fantastic offer please visit www.BusinessCongress.com.au/Register and enter code ABC2  
 
Book your tickets today at BusinessCongress.com.au and enter code ABC2
 

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