WHO IS BEHIND THIS EVENT
A GROUP OF COMMUNITY SPECIALISTS, STRATEGISTS, HUMAN-CENTERED BUSINESS DESIGNERS AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPERS
in the intersection of innovation and culture who are eager and excited to transform businesses through the power of community at work.
Co-founder- Shift Foundation
"Redesigning businesses into communities may seem like a daunting task. Yet as we intentionally shift our transactional mindsets, think in terms of collective impact and community gains, and challenge our leadership to that of “communityship” then we are off to a great start. "
Community Lead, Our Better World
"Healthy communities run on trust, a shared goal and a desire to see each member thrive. Why shouldn't that apply to companies? Imbuing a sense of community in the workplace may unlock potentials we haven't begun to conceive."
Head of Skills for Culture- Melting Pro
"Creating community and taking care of them is an essential competence in the sector I work in, the art and culture. Successful organisations model internally what they wish to express externally (Morton Smyth). Working in a healthy, non-judgmental environment impacts outside; people will want to be part of it."
"People want to belong to something. People want to have a purpose in life. Companies can offer those things if they want to."
Designer, Radical Divergent
"Companies need to support and spark collaboration as well as individual expression through openness and inspiring moments. Value and care the diverse sharing between colleagues and fellows. All of these are basic rules of a community setup."
Days and Recovering Overthinker
"It makes perfect sense to design companies so that we can thrive, in tune with our innate predisposition and need for authenticity and belonging. By prioritising 'Connection' as a foundation for growth and success, in a world where we can live in disconnection to ourselves, people and purpose, that in many ways has been normalised and not contained sufficiently enough to our detriment, a focus on communities and interconnectedness could well be the antidote. Part of the redesign involves creating a space and norm where we can bring more of ourself to the table each day, in safe environments created and nurtured in companies, leading to more authentic workdays and lives."