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RICS to open and close Workplace Week

This year’s Workplace Week will be opened by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with a Fringe event about the science behind workplace and professional productivity at their offices on Parliament Square on 2 November, and closed with a RICS case study workplace tour of Brent Civic Centre on 16 November.

It is the first time RICS has been an integral part of the annual celebration of the week-long showcase of workplace innovation.

Paul Bagust, director of UK Commercial Property Professional Group at RICS, commented:

“We are thrilled to be involved with Workplace Week, now in its sixth year. It has fast become the must-attend series of events for property, facilities and HR professionals and is a fantastic opportunity to expose yourself to new ideas, meet new friends and be stimulated by the latest thinking.”

Workplace Week takes place between 9-13 November 2015 and includes more workplace visits than ever before including treeXoffice, Aon, London & Partners, Level39, Just Giving and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

The Workplace Week convention will feature Peter Cheese, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Rob Briner, professor of organisational psychology at the University of Bath; Ben Jones, the CBI’s economist with responsibility for productivity; Adam Hoy, Unilever’s global head of real estate and facilities; Peter Brown, head of performance knowledge, English Institute of Sport and Eric Barends, managing director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Management in Amsterdam. Taking place on Thursday 12 November at KPMG’s Canary Wharf office, the convention’s theme is ‘Joining the Dots….putting the workplace at the heart of UK productivity’.

There is also a thriving Workplace Week Fringe with events supported by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, RICS, Herman Miller, Kinnarps and BIFM.

Last year, Workplace Week raised more than £13,000 for BBC Children in Need. This year, the target has been set at £25,000.




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