The Future of Work Boardroom
To explore key technologies and innovations that will holistically support workforces and enhance productivity.
Work culture has been evolving steadily over the years, with traditional office structures being altered permanently by trends such as Working From Home (WFH) and remote working. As technology continues to develop, the future of work also continues to evolve to bring in greater inclusivity, diversity, flexibility, and innovation. This and consecutive Boardrooms will bring together experts, corporate leaders, senior government representatives and investors to identify and focus on key technological trends and policy recommendations that will shape the future of work.
Collaboration will be key. The future of work will need to focus on the tools and tech we need for better engagement and outcomes within teams. Work will also move to be measured around outcomes than working hours.Arvind GuptaHead and Co-founderDigital India Foundation
Organisations are now shifting their attention from the ‘accessorisation of the future of work’ – from tools, tech, platforms – to the ‘behavioural componentry’ of this transformation. On an institutional level we are making efforts around locating the right texture, calibre and nature of leadership that is now required to be functional and successful in this setting.V N Srinivasa Rao - Headline SpeakerEY Partner, EY Global Vice Chair - Global Delivery Services,EY Deputy Chairman - Emerging Markets Committee
In the past leaders were expected to focus on costs, productivity, market size and competition rather than the behavioural or emotional side of things. Today, however, leaders have to place importance on the employee engagement agenda.Devyani Vaishampayan - ChairManaging Partners and CEO,
HR Tech Partnership
Most organisations believe flexible work or hybrid work is going to be the norm going forward and they are starting to prepare for that by ensuring that employees whether working remotely or from office have the right tools and technology to hand to provide an inclusive work environment, while also ensuring data security.Minhaj ZiaDirector - Collaboration Sales
Cisco India and SAARC
From an infrastructure point of view, we are definitely seeing a disbursement of traditional office structures. Offices now will have to be redesigned and reconceptualised from being just spaces with work desks to becoming a space that encourages collaboration, engagement and innovation.Karan Virwani
CEO, WeWork India
Recruitment and retention are going to be a challenge as talent moves around the world. We’re losing people at the minute because they are leaving before they start jobs.Norma Gillespie
CEO, Resource Solutions
Employees are becoming more and more specific about the kind of organisation they want to work with, which means flexibility, hybrid and remote working is becoming more prevalent.Devyani Vaishampayan - ChairManaging Partners and CEO,
HR Tech Partnership
While virtual and hybrid offices have enabled employees to engage with each other more during team meetings, employers need to ensure that certain etiquettes are followed in the virtual office such as keeping videos on, allowing others to speak, to ensure all around engagement and inclusivity.Krishnan RamanCo-founder and CEO,Flutura
Technology is and will continue to play a key role in ensuring that employees working remotely feel connected to their teams and included while also monitoring employee productivity and performance.Annil ChandelCo-founder & CEO, Wurkr
- The 4D concept will become relevant i.e. anything that is Dangerous, Duplicate, Delicate and Dirty will get disrupted.
- Arvind Gupta
- More comments by Kirti Seth, VN Srinivasa Rao & Vivek Abraham: Boardroom Report: Future of Work by India Global Forum, London
- Organisation purpose is now emerging as an even bigger agenda item than before. Leaders need to ensure this purpose feels central to what employees feel about the organisation in a hybrid workplace. Here, technology can offer solutions to help employees feel integrated within the workplace culture.
- More action points: Boardroom Report: Future of Work by India Global Forum, London
Recommendations for Next Boardroom:
- How can organisations counter the loss of social capital and erosion of workplace culture due to hybrid working models, remote working, lack of spontaneity and in person interaction?
- Read more recommendations for the next boardroom: Boardroom Report: Future of Work by India Global Forum, London