February: WE:binar- Be like Mike: Transforming the work experience into a product.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Speaker: Albert de Plazaola with Unispace
Hosted by: Kari Smith
Resistance by employees to return to the office is not entirely driven by reluctance or fear or commute times, but by stale and tired workspaces that historically undelivered on the employee experience, especially for women and minorities. Employees want engaging work environments to connect and build community, unfortunately, our open office or “activity-based” office models just don’t cut it. We need to develop workspaces, in the same way, consumer product companies generate excitement and buzz for their own, like a pair of Jordans or a Lululemon Align Pant. In other words, the new workplace needs a competitive advantage to draw employees back.
Based in San Diego, Albert De Plazaola is a strategy consultant with extensive experience in people-centered design and change strategies for private and public institutions. By leveraging design thinking and a user-centric approach, he moves beyond the typical motivations to explore how meaningful change can occur to foster greater organizational responsiveness, adaptability, and innovation.