Much has been said about the Future of Work as the pandemic accelerated remote and flexible work strategies. The tech industry created the tools that have made all of this happen and, in many cases, has led the way with implementing and normalizing flexible working. The world has watched tech leaders and tech companies step out with strategies and practices aimed at attracting and retaining top technical talent.
Which practices are really the most effective for high-performing distributed organizations? What is the future of work and are tech companies the ones we should continue to look to for inspiration? Who is truly innovating and worth following in the next 12 to 18 months?
Hear from Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, a research-based consulting firm that has been helping organizations optimize flexible and distributed work for nearly two decades. She is a trusted source of insights about the future of work for news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and dozens of others. As a recognized thought leader, Kate was one of only three witnesses invited to testify before a U.S. Senate committee regarding the potential for remote work in government once the pandemic ends.
Kate Lister is a recognized thought leader on trends that are changing the who, what, when, where, and how of work. She is president of Global Workplace Analytics, a research-based consulting firm that has been helping communities and organizations optimize the employer, employee, and environmental outcomes of flexible and distributed workplace strategies for nearly two decades. Her firm’s proprietary tools include a database of over 6,000 research papers, case studies, and other documents related to where and how people work, and a Telework Savings Calculator© that was described in a report to Congress as being “comprehensive and based on solid research.” Kate has written or co-authored five business books including, the U.S. chapter of “Telework in the 21st Century” (Edward Elgar, 2019), a multi-country peer-reviewed study on remote work. She is a trusted source of insights about the future of work for news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and dozens of others. In 2020, Kate was one of only three witnesses invited to testify before a U.S. Senate committee regarding the potential for remote work in government once the pandemic ends.
Alistair Shepherd-Cross is the President & Co-Founder of Teamit Inc., the leader in modern talent strategy, helping growth-focused companies recruit, cultivate and sustain high-performing remote technical teams. For the last 20 years, Alistair has had a front-row seat to the tech industry's ups and downs as a trusted advisor to some of the tech industry's most successful businesses in both Canada and the U.S. As a tech recruiting specialist, he has connected Canada's top tech talent with companies as they scale, and has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities for leaders pursuing high-performing teams in challenging times.
Candace Giesbrecht is the Director of Teamit Inc.'s Remote Performance Academy, a program with a series of assessments, education and coaching designed to equip leaders and teams with the skills they need to nurture and lead high-performing remote and distributed teams. As a strategic HR coach and consultant with over 25 years of senior leadership experience, Candace has worked in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. In September 2021, Candace became a Certified Agile PeopleOps Coach, delivering Agile PeopleOps Framework™ courses to HR and PeopleOps professionals, helping build their knowledge and skills to apply Agile and Lean methodologies to transform their HR processes and workplaces. With expertise in social work, human resources, remote leader performance coaching, and organizational leadership, she has a broad and deep toolbox to draw from.