Workshifting: How to Work Anywhere Anytime – Breakfast and Learn in Ottawa

Join the Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI) Breakfast presentation and panel discussion with keynote speaker, Alan Kearns.

Do you work out of coffee shops, hotels, airports and your home every bit as much as the office? If you work this way you are working remotely or workshifting. What are the benefits and downsides to working remotely? What kinds of tools and resources do you need for successful workshifting?

Workshifting is a state of mind, and for it to succeed, managers and employees need to change how they view productivity, time, loyalty and work-life balance.

Speaker:

Alan Kearns, Head Coach and Founder for CareerJoy

Panellists:
Karen Nash – Director of Human Resources for CSC
Brenda Clark – Director of Human Resources and Information Technology for the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Kate Humphries – Global Learning and Talent Management for Research in Motion (RIM)

Keynote Summary:
Do you work out of coffee shops, hotels, airports and your home every bit as much as the office? If you work this way you are working remotely or workshifting. What are the benefits and downsides to working remotely? What kinds of tools and resources do you need for successful workshifting?

Workshifting is a state of mind, and for it to succeed, managers and employees need to change how they view productivity, time, loyalty and work-life balance.

Workshifting and Business:

Improves employee productivity by up to 40 percent

Markedly reduces rates of employee turnover and absenteeism

Should be a critical component of a robust business continuity plan (staying operational in the face of serious issues like extreme weather or a pandemic)

Increases flexibility of real estate costs and usage

Increases employee retention, motivation, productivity and attraction rates

Enhances your corporate image

Improves access to employment for disabled employees


Workshifting and Our Planet

 
CEA research has shown that a single day of telecommuting saves between 16 and 23 kilowatt hours of electricity or the equivalent of up to 12 hours of an average household’s electricity use.

One day of telecommuting also eliminates the need for 1.4 gallons of gasoline and reduces CO2 emissions by 17 to 23 kilograms. A worker with a one-way commute of 35 and a half kilometres, regularly commuting five days a week, will save about 50 percent of the annual electricity consumption of the average household by working from home one day each week.

This presentation will show you:

How to stay organized, motivated and inspired while working remotely.

How to set up a workshifting policy in your current workplace.

The most critical qualities of successful workshifters.


For more details and to register

Mention that you were invited by CareerJoy and receive the OCRI member rate!