The Economist Corporate Network is continuing a special series of exclusive, interactive online meetings entitled 'Global Round Table' for senior business executives in the same job functions. We are leveraging our networks across nine cities from Johannesburg to Tokyo to allow members to share their knowledge and experience with their peers in other countries.
For this round we are inviting Chief People Officers and Human Resources Directors from leading multinational and local companies in Asia, Middle East and Africa to discuss how their jobs and their priorities have changed during the covid-19 pandemic.
At our previous meeting, we uncovered that executives have predominantly accepted flexible and remote working policies as part of the reality going forward. While some are seeing opportunities and more positive sides for their colleagues and employees, others are concerned of keeping the levels of productivity high. Everyone agrees that the role of communication is growing and sees a renewed importance of empathy in management. So what's next?
Dominic Price, Work Futurist at Atlassian and an expert on work evolution and transformation, is joining us this time to share his thoughts and ideas on the future of work and discuss them with you. Do we need to replicate office functionality in virtual environment or to create something entirely new to enhance the teamwork? How to build and maintain company culture in your organisation with predominantly remote employees? Where do we go next after accepting the 'new reality' of remote working? And what, in the end, is "work" and its future?
Join us for a discussion on December 16 at 16:00-17:15 SG/HK time (17:00-18:15 TK/SK time, 12:00-13:15 UAE time, 10:00-11:15 SA time). We encourage all participants to join with their audio and video turned on in order to facilitate an engaging and stimulating discussion.