The conference attracted over 100 participants, including some of Europe's leading advocates for the innovative workplace. Theresa McHenry, HR Director at Microsoft, David MacLeod, leader of the UK’s phenomenal Engage for Success movement, Professor Peter Totterdill, Chief Executive of UKWON and Greet Vermeylen(Eurofound), were amongst the opening speakers.
Professor John Bessant, one of Europe’s leading experts on high involvement innovation, launched EUWIN’s great new video on employment driven innovation which features Devon and Cornwall Police, Innocent, Red Gate Software and The Met Office. It will be available on-line soon.
A highly interactive afternoon included an opportunity to share experiences with senior leaders from international companies committed to high involvement working – including: Edwin van Vlieberghe, (Bombardier), Jean-Baptiste Obeniche (EdF), Fokke Wijnstra (Finext) and Mary Giles and Matt Partovi (Microsoft Group). Finally Herman Kok (The Lindum Group), Steven Dhondt (EUWIN), Aoife Ni Luanaigh (UKCES) and Anthony Kallevig (Norwegian Trade Union Confederation) shared their comments about the day.
And that’s not all! The Conference ended with an informal reception and the launch of Work and Workplaces in 2020, UKWON’s challenging new report based on dialogue and collaboration between leading researchers, unions, employers’ organisations and public policymakers.