23 Mar 2023

New Work Evolution: Lecture program shows versatile aspects of a modern working world

Experts provide insight into the new work culture - May 23-25 in Karlsruhe, Germany

More and more companies are turning to New Work to remain competitive and to attract and retain employees in the long term. At New Work Evolution, the latest addition to Messe Karlsruhe's portfolio, representatives from management, HR development and training, as well as associations and institutions, can now find out which approaches to New Work have proven successful and what experiences others have already made along this path. A program of lectures with more than 15 top-class speakers will cover the entire spectrum of New Work - from new leadership models to digitalization and corporate culture.

Waste collection as best practice and Generation Z: Presentations show the scope of New Work

The opening lecture on the first day of the trade fair on the topic of New Work Generations will be given by Generation Z expert Felix Behm with the title "Kein Bock auf 08/15-Jobs - Was die Generation Z wirklich will!" (May 23, 2023, 10 a.m.). Companies need to ask themselves whether "their employees are just building a wall or a cathedral," Behm said. "Real sense of purpose means being part of the company instead of just a number. Companies that recognize this will have far fewer challenges in the future recruiting enough junior employees and keeping them in the company for the long term." Due to the employee market, Generation Z has the advantage that it can emphatically demand a corresponding culture of appreciation.

Also on the first day of the trade fair, the author and consultant for strategic communication, Saskia Eversloh will explain on the topic of New Work Stories that new forms of work are not only conceivable for classic office jobs. Thus, the title of her lecture is: "Success factor New Work - not only for white collar management: best practices from garbage collection to care services to mail order and DAX-30 companies." (May 23, 2023, 1 p.m.).

Dr. Dewi Schönbeck, Vice President Sales at Steelcase, will speak in the New Work Innovations thematic area (May 25, 12:30 p.m.). Keynote speaker in the fourth thematic block of the new trade fair, New Work Culture, is Lysander Weiß. The management consultant, author and lecturer will highlight opportunities for transformation in his presentation, "With Gentle Change to Radical Improvement: Greater Satisfaction and Productivity through an Optimal Work Environment" (May 23, 1:30 p.m.). Time will be provided after each presentation for attendees to ask questions and exchange ideas with the speakers.

Inform, network, educate around modern work culture

New Work Evolution, initially launched as southern Germany's leading congress for new working environments, is being held this year for the first time as an independent trade fair in parallel with LEARNTEC, Europe's largest event for digital learning in schools, universities and the workplace, in Karlsruhe. More than 20 exhibitors will show trade visitors their products and services for innovative working worlds and modern corporate culture. The spectrum ranges from management consultancies such as Drees & Sommer and New Work Scouts such as Karsten Franz to office furnishers such as feco-feederle and Steelcase. Visitors can also find inspiration and user-specific solutions in the area of IT, a key component of modern, collaborative work environments, with exhibitors such as AppSphere and Bachmann.

"New Work is never a one-size-fits-all approach: what has worked well for one company and led to more agility, short decision-making paths and greater employee satisfaction would perhaps have the opposite effect for another. This makes it all the more important that everyone who is interested in New Work and wants to initiate a change process in your company has the opportunity to inform themselves, exchange ideas and make new contacts. And that's exactly what New Work Evolution offers as the first trade fair of this scope," says René Naumenn, Senior Project Manager at Messe Karlsruhe.

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