International workplace design expert Jeremy Myerson and Unwired founder Philip Ross have announced the launch of WORKTECH Academy, a pioneering new venture in the global workplace industry.
Building on the success of the WORKTECH conference series, WORKTECH Academy will create a global knowledge community linked to the WORKTECH conference series, offering its members a wide range of top-level editorial content on the future of work and workplace plus opportunities for learning, networking and peer recognition. It will combine an online platform with ‘live’ events on a regional basis to create a ‘blended’ offer. International educational providers are part of the programme.
WORKTECH Academy’s six content streams are: People; Culture; Technology; Architecture and Design; Space and Innovation. Curators, writers and workplace experts around the world have been recruited through the WORKTECH conference network to develop high-level content. See: www.worktechacademy.com
Jeremy Myerson is a leading academic researcher, writer, speaker and activist in the field. He holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design as the Royal College of Art, London, and is the author of a number of influential books and papers on the changing world of work. He says of WORKTECH Academy:
“We’re now facing the most radical changes to working life since the birth of the modern office in the early industrial era. We want to make the Academy a beacon of light that will help guide organisations and individuals through this maelstrom of change.”
Unwired founder Philip Ross adds:
“Jeremy Myerson brings enormous authority and expertise to launch this exciting new venture, which marks a new chapter for the WORKTECH conferences. His track record of research and publications speaks for itself. We are delighted that one of the key thinkers in the field is joining us to create a new platform for ground-breaking ideas, projects and partnerships in work and workplace.”
The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office and Space to Work, written by Myerson and Ross between 1999 and 2006, helped to set a new agenda for workplace design in the early years of the new millennium. Both authors believe that WORKTECH Academy can have a similar thought leadership role as the impact of the digital knowledge economy on the workplaces increases.
By attending any WORKTECH event delegates are eligible to join WORKTECH Academy as an individual member free of charge, with further corporate partnership opportunities available.
Please take a look at the website here: http://www.worktechacademy.com