23 - 25 September, 2019 | The Waldorf Hilton, London, United Kingdom

Workshop Day (23 Sep)

10:00 - 12:00 WORKSHOP ONE: SETTING UP EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE STRATEGY

This is a must attend workshop, aimed at organisations pursuing competitive people advantage and setting themselves up to think more strategically about Employee Experience.
 
Improvised employee engagement and wellbeing initiatives, thrown together to fulfil one specific short to mid term goal just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sophisticated and forward looking employers are moving beyond annual engagement surveys, generalised reward & benefit schemes and annual activities to promote wellness to a truly integrated holistic approach.
 
This workshop will provide you with practical advice and tools for setting up Employee Experience strategy and navigating the complexity of this journey. 
 
You will walk away with:
·        An understanding of what a compelling end-to-end EX design looks like and its components
·        Guidance on how to develop experience capabilities within your HR team
·        An ability to reassess and identify your strength and weaknesses, as well as areas to focus on
· Knowledge of how to effectively support and motivate your employees
Ben Whitter, Founder & CEO at World Employee Experience Institute (WEEI)

Ben Whitter

Founder & CEO
World Employee Experience Institute (WEEI)

12:00 - 12:30 NETWORKING BREAK

12:30 - 14:30 WORKSHOP TWO –DIGITALISING YOUR WORKPLACE

Many organisations are facilitating an ongoing digital transformation of their workplace, adding tools and platforms to help employees with easing their workflow, increasing two-way communication and accessibility to their overall career journey.
 
With so much money invested in these tools and best interests at heart (hopefully), organisations are often challenged with resistance to change, lack of enthusiasm about the new addition, as well as limited use in comparison to the full potential offered.
 
This workshop will look at the barriers and opportunities during the digital transformation process beyond practicalities such as employee training needs etc. It will provide an overview of psychological levers and barriers for digital uptake looking at true employee needs, beyond what you can pick up in a survey and organisational culture. Making sure you design your future digital experiences with intent of solving real frustrations and aligning with your people’s development goals.
 
You will walk away with knowledge on how to:
·         Identify barriers for uptake
·         Help your employees with the digital transition from a psychological perspective
·         Co-create digital experiences to add value
Katharina Wittgens, Managing Director & Business Psychology Consultant at Inovationbubble

Katharina Wittgens

Managing Director & Business Psychology Consultant
Inovationbubble

14:30 - 15:00 NETWORKING BREAK

Agility is a hot topic in the business world and far beyond. At first sight, it seems that embracing agility can be reached by a simple and straightforward matter of following a new set of principles––such as innovation, openness, and empowerment––and implementing a new structure, based on self-organised teams and cross-functional collaboration. At least, this is the impression that appears when you follow the success stories of agility that circulate in all major media. 
 
What the team at Deutsche Telekom soon realised after starting their own Agile Journey, was that the hype of agility often overshadows various issues, tensions and hurdles that come up when transforming a traditional organisation into an agile one. Therefore, they had to find a new creative way of implementing agility into their company.
 
The aim of this workshop is to provide you with more insights into Deutsche Telekom’s agile journey and take a closer look at the agile transformation the sub-company T-Systems International is undergoing right now, ultimately enabling you to take your next steps into the agile journey with more confidence.
 
You will learn about:
  • The truth behind the scenes: the hurdles and challenges of Deutsche Telekom’s agile journey
  • Practical implementation and best practice methods to take home and apply to your own business
  • An understanding of the T-Systems self-enabling approach by creating an agile hub and building a company-wide language
  • Exercises to exchange with peers and reflect on your own next steps to becoming truly agile
Dominik Wöhr, Sr HR Business Partner & Project Manager, HR International at T-Systems International

Dominik Wöhr

Sr HR Business Partner & Project Manager, HR International
T-Systems International

17:00 - 17:15 END OF WORKSHOP DAY