- Date: 07.11.2018
- Time: 7:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Join us for our second IPWS Thought Activator coming up on November 14th!
IPWS Thought Activator is a monthly series that connects people through meaningful conversations. The aim is to help you expand your network and more effectively make valuable connections by taking part in an informal, guided activity. Each event is centered around a specific theme, which attendees will reflect over in smaller groups, making it easy to get to know one another while gaining insight and perspective.
The themes for Thought Activator events range from topics that are too often not given the recognition or attention they deserve, to issues that are old and familiar, but in need of a fresh perspective. During the event, our Activator of the Month will introduce and share their expertise on the topic of the evening. Following the short presentation, attendees are encouraged to reflect on related questions, while networking throughout the evening.
This month’s theme is The Future of Work.
We are now facing fundamental changes in the way we live and work. Flexible/smart working, the increasing demand for work/life balance and job satisfaction are challenges many of us experience. In order for this transformation to work well, nothing less than a revolution in management practices must happen.
We now have a generation of young people joining the workforce who have never known a world without the internet. They expect to be able to communicate with their colleagues wherever they are and whenever they choose. They have a different understanding of the traditional boundaries between home and work life and the need to be tied to a fixed desk in order to get work done. They question the long hours culture and the “present-in-the-office” pattern of work that has been inherited from previous generations. And most of all they value their personal freedom, expecting to be given some discretion over the place of work in their lives.
How well is top management adapting to the new standards? Are these changes needed or a ‘meet-me-halfway’ approach is more desirable? How well are young professionals able to communicate their needs?
Expand your network through impactful networking
Discuss thought provoking topics and ideas, gain insight and perspective
Take part in an informal guided activity and avoid the awkwardness of typical networking events
Enjoy drinks and canapés at our wonderful venue of the month, Kartel
For this event, seats are limited to ensure a quality networking experience
7:00 – 7:30 pm • Welcome drinks & canapés
7:30 – 7:50 pm • Introduction by Activator of the Month, to be announced shortly
7:50 – 8:30 pm • Guided discussion in groups
8:30 – 9:30 pm • Drinks & networking
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
7:00 pm – 09:30 pm (Registration from 6:30 pm)
Kartel, No. 1, North Xiangyang Road, 5th F, crossing Julu Road, Shanghai
Early bird, available until November 7:
Members & Registered IPWS Friends: CNY 150
Non-members: CNY 200
Normal price (after November 7):
Members & Registered IPWS Friends: CNY 170
Non-members: CNY 250
Who is invited:
IPWS welcomes everyone to join our events: members and non-members, women and men, all professional levels and all nationalities.