If you ever wanted to get beyond the “white noise” of typical workplace conferences and co-create a new way of understanding and designing the future of work, then plan to attend this summit.


These days, the “future of work” and “new ways of working” are popular topics.  Many people crowd these discussions with a mix of proclamations, trends, and best practices.  But this often leads to more noise than clarity.  Leaders recognize the importance of these topics as they wrestle with its various meanings and solutions in very real ways within their own organizations.

To help elevate the conversation while bringing some discipline and rigor to some of the key messages, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is hosting a small hands-on workshop with a select group of leaders to engage in a rich, day-long, peer-to-peer learning session.  Faculty from the Ross School of Business will be joined by others from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture in leading a series of discussion sessions, panels, and active learning activities with workshop participants.  In addition, a small group of industry practitioners from Colliers and HLW will co-facilitate the various activities throughout the day to help balance the academic and practitioner perspectives.

Participants will engage with the presenters and with one another to gain new insights and ask questions that they might not otherwise get to do at trade shows or industry seminars.  This type of workshop may generate a whole range of new questions that participants may choose to explore more deeply through ongoing research collaborations or other partnerships.