All About PeopleCreating Amazing Workplaces
5th-6th JuneBournemouth, UK/ Online
13+ SpeakersPassionate, Creative, Human
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A Gathering with ideas...
Shared and challenged at #aapcon14
There’s something happening — a shift, where workplaces are being created that focus on their people — celebrating their individuality and putting them at the centre of carefully crafted responsive and responsible organisations that are lighting a beacon for the future of the successful workplace.
All About People 2014 brought together thought leaders, speakers, presenters and disruptors with a shared passion for creating amazing, happy workplaces that thrive. From company culture to space design, employee engagement, wellness, responsiveness, creativity, leadership and more - we listened, played, shared ideas, challenged, debated, discussed and socialised.
Informal yes, idealistic maybe, human certainly. It wasn't slick, or corporate, but it was a lot of fun… and that’s the point.
What they said
Some of the #aapcon14 feedback
A genuine spirit of collaboration, sharing and giving started right from the first moment. Great, fresh, innovative and diverse range of ideas and practices from all the participants.
...the overwhelming sense that there is a real movement of real people who truly care about changing organisations (at last). I learned so much, met some great people and had fun (and came home with books!!!) - what more can you want?
It was more of a gathering of like minded people rather than a conf. It wasn't an echo chamber of good ideas - people's opinions and perspectives were thrown into the mix, making it a fully interactive experience.
The amazing catalysts for our conversations
Insight From These Great Companies
Getting things started with a Chirp - Kamala Katbamna, Chirp
Chirp kicked off #aapcon14 with an innovative and interactive workshop, using collective singing.
Fusing singing with exercises, discussion and feedback, Chirp develop communication, collaboration and team spirit, helping teams to excel - with passion!
What HR can learn from Rock and Roll - Andy Swann, My Amazing Team
After a full #aapcon14 welcome and introductions, we looked at how we can apply rock 'n' roll principles to change our approach to the workplace.
Andy created My Amazing Team from a belief that there's a better, more creative way for organisations to find and keep amazing people. He believes in turning work into play and that human engagement trumps policy and bureaucracy.
Right People, Right Culture - Lorraine Makepeace, The Chemistry Group
Drawing on the experiences of The Chemistry Group itself, as well as their approach to helping amazing organisations transform and thrive, this is part case study and part advice.
Lorraine is Head of Amazing at The Chemistry Group and knows fully how to understand 'what good looks like' - as well as how to develop the teams and culture to make that a reality.
Keep Calm and Eat for Victory! - Clare Millar, Eat for Victory
From a very unique perspective, Clare talked us through how we can better connect with the food we put in our mouths and consider the impact it has on us - as well as enjoy it more.
Clare consults major organisations on nutrition and is an expert on how nutrition and diet in the short, medium and long-term can affect every aspect of a workplace.
Rise of the Responsive OrganisationMatt Partovi, Yammer/ #ResponsiveOrg
From internal communications to major corporations, Matt shared the principles of the #ResponsiveOrg movement with us, what a responsive organisation looks like and how our organistions can benefit from being responsive.
Matt works for Yammer/ Microsoft, is Co-Founder of the #ResponsiveOrg movement and Founder of the Culturevist meetup.
The Mind Candy Experience - Victoria Tomlinson, Mind Candy
Mind Candy has a reputation as an amazing workplace, but as a Silicon Roundabout tech startup, the reality of the effort and attention to detail that goes into creating such a high-performing culture and environment can be overlooked.
Victoria will be sharing the real-life experience of Mind Candy and how they create and drive an amazing culture that delivers real benefit to the whole business.
Inside AND Outside Our Organisations - Liam Barrington-Bush, more like people
Participatory, fair, open, democratic... these are the kinds of words we’d all like to be able to use to describe our workplaces. But do these values hold true when we move beyond our organisational walls? If we believe in the values of transparency, equality and participation, what do they mean for our staff, teams and departments, as well as stakeholders outside of our offices?
If we try to address internal organisational questions, without a clear sense of how they impact on the world around us, we will only ever see part of the picture and thus struggle to effectively change the ways we organise ourselves for the better.
Liam is the author of ‘Anarchists in the Boardroom: How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people’ and will be exploring the relationship between the values we want to find in our offices, and what those same values mean when applied to our organisations’ work and relationships with the world around us.
Chaos, Values and Control - Peter A Johnson, Fairday Research
Peter believes there is a distinct difference between work and play, sharing with us how workplaces can be more people-focussed by creating freedoms within paramaters.
The Working Athlete - Martyn Powell, Stay Slim Avoid the Gym
Starting the day off by getting the heart pumping in a gentle way, while understanding the benefits this can bring to our workplaces.
Think Again! (Creativity Unleashed) - Dr David J Hall, The Ideas Centre
Examining, with the use of some very enlightening interaction, how we can really encourage creativity in our individuals and teams - and the impact this can have on our ability to innovate, enjoy and succeed.
David is CEO of The Ideas Centre and a highly-regarded expert in the tools, techniques and approaches required to unleash creativity.
Executive Decision game - Helen Bissett, H&H
'Executive Decision' - an interactive game on Employee Engagement.
Helen and the H&H Team created the game and lead us through it. Resources are available to download and enjoy the fun too!
Pace in Performance - Louise Tufnell, Inside 80
Revealing the secrets of finding our personal pace to give us the energy balance to perform at our best - at all times!
Scenario 2018 - Oliver Baxter, Herman Miller
What will our workplaces be like in 2018? Oliver shared theories and research to consider how we'll work, where we'll work and who with.
Oliver works with the Herman Miller Insight Group, which is responsible for the commissioning, overseeing and presenting of Insights into the latest thinking in workplace design and associated issues. The subjects covered include Social Capital, Generations at Work, Creativity in the Workplace, Agile Working and the Psychology of Collaboration.
Creating Culture Utopia - Open conversation and event summary
Bringing in things we discussed during #aapcon14, our own ideas, thoughts, questions and insights.
Our speakers are all passionate about creating and contributing to amazing workplaces, many of them with international reputations. Their organisations are the most forward thinking, creative and innovative. Together we shared ideas and were inspired to create our own amazing workplaces.
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The Main Things People Are Asking Us
What is #aapcon14?
A two day gathering of thought leaders, speakers, presenters and disruptors with a shared passion for creating amazing, happy workplaces that thrive.
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