Chief Diversity Officer Board: From Cube to Cloud

CEO Kevin Oakes will join us to discuss the findings of i4cp's new study, From Cube to CloudTM: The Next Era of Work, and walk through DE&I implications. The study explores how organizations worldwide plan to adapt in the post-pandemic era as they and their employees wrestle with a return to the workplace, new workplans, and revised strategies. Key findings from the study include:

1.   Demanding a return to the office is a mistake. CEOs may not be the best person to make this call, and how it’s managed will be a talent differentiator going forward.

2.   Flex work works. The business case is clear – productivity, culture, engagement, connection to the organization’s purpose and mission, and innovation were all positively impacted by the switch to a virtual workplace during the pandemic.

3.   Innovation and performance aren’t contingent on employees working onsite. However, purposeful management of virtual collaboration and proper technology support is vital.

4.  The pandemic has redefined leadership. 73% of larger companies reported that issues about work models have caused them to reframe the capabilities they need in leaders to drive optimal performance.

5.  Offices will be reconfigured (not abandoned), and employee benefits will be expanded. High-performance organizations reported that they are 58% more likely to use a hoteling philosophy in the future vs. low-performance organizations, and 52% were more likely to say they will use the office primarily as an innovation lab.

The second hour will be breakout discussions focused on: how are you addressing have and have-nots in a new hybrid work model, retention strategies for at-risk talent, new work model accomodations, etc.

This meeting is exclusively for members of the Chief Diversity Officer Board. If you'd like to participate, please contact us to see if you qualify. If you are an i4cp member, please log in to access the registration/meeting details.
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