Life after losing your cubicle: Thriving in a shared office environment
The trends toward shared workspaces and worker mobility have past their tipping points. Studies show that activity-based work environments continue to grow among employers of all sizes world-wide. When you arrive at the office, you’ll be reserving the type of space you’ll need for the work you’ll be doing that day. So, how will you get along without your own personal desk? How will you stay connected while you’re working away? How will you prevent being overlooked for promotion if you’re not rubbing elbows with management? How do you avoid the temptation to be always on and always available? In this session, we will provide answers to these and other important questions about what it takes to thrive in the new workplace and still have a life.
Mr. Michael Dziak is Chief Operating Officer of e-Work.com, Inc., an industry-leading workplace change services provider, delivering highly interactive, eLearning courses that teach new ways of working in the ever-evolving workplace. Now in his twenty-fifth year as a distributed work expert, author and trainer, Michael has successfully assisted dozens of public and private sector clients with the many changes required for adopting a distributed work culture.
During the pioneering era of telecommuting in the 1990’s, Michael was a board member of ITAC, the International Telework Association and Council. He founded the Metro Atlanta Telecommuting Advisory Council in 1992, producing eight annual conferences promoting telework, and becoming the go-to media expert on telework leading up the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Over the years, Michael has been featured on television, radio, print and Web media as a distributed work expert. He wrote a book entitled “Telecommuting Success: A Practical Guide for Staying in the Loop While Working Away from the Office.” Published in 2001, this book which was used as the foundation for core e-Work.com eLearning courses.
In 2006, Michael co-founded e-Work.com, where he is currently focusing on eLearning content development, client project management & course customization, and corporate marketing. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Lewis University in Lockport, IL.