New York, NY — June 16, 2010 – JWT INSIDE, one of the world’s leading employment marketing and internal communications companies, tweeted live as they hosted a networking event and book release reception for THE 2020 WORKPLACE: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today, by Jeanne C. Meister & Karie Willyerd, at the offices of JWT NY, on Monday, May 24th, 6pm.
THE 2020 WORKPLACE presents a compelling vision of our future workplace, showcasing how seismic shifts in play today will transform the working world. By 2020 global access to markets and talent will reshape business; social media will connect employees, customers, and partners for immediate communication and five generations will be working side-by-side in organizations.
The cocktail reception welcomed key stakeholders in the future workplace — VIP’s in the fields of recruitment, internal communications and learning & development — to network with each other on the very real and relevant topic of what the workplace will look like in ten years. It was fittingly hosted in the “futuristic” space of JWT, an environment designed to move away from individual production and towards networked creativity — with workspaces that look like living rooms and its own bar (setting of this event) reminiscent of a new “W” in midtown.
Jeanne C. Meister and JWT INSIDE welcomed attendees with their free signed copy of THE 2020 WORKPLACE and an invitation to join the live conversation on the event via Twitter by posting a tweet with @JWT_INSIDE. A live stream of tweets both from the JWT_INSIDE account and anyone who mentioned @JWT_INSIDE was broadcast on a large screen at the center of the event.
Attendees excitedly got involved; twitting their comments from the event, and watching them appear live on the big screen. All the while JWT INSIDE brought minute to minute details, including excerpts from the brief presentation by Jeanne, Karie and Rob Quish, CEO, JWT INSIDE on the book and the journey writing it. Rob stated in his introduction to the authors, “I like being around people who want to do what’s next first; people who share what they’re curious about, afraid of, and excited by!”
abbycarr: @jwt_inside great party. @jcmeister looks great, as does her book #the2020workplace 6:22 PM May 24th via twidroid
tweenid: @jwt_inside amazing reception at 2020 workplace booksigning – gr8 food 2 7:09 PM May 24th via mobile web
JWT_INSIDE: Some people ask us, what’s your favorite chapter, and its kind of like asking, which is your favorite child? – Jeanne Meister #2020workplace 7:39 PM May 24th via web
JWT_INSIDE: @jcmeister & @angler discussing how some companies like Merrill Lynch & @Deloitte, are working to progress social media and staying engaged 7:44 PM May 24th via web
edavidove: @jwt_inside congratulations to Jeanne and Karie on their new book “the 2020 workplace” 7:46 PM May 24th via Twitter for iPhone
JWT_INSIDE: The last 2 chapters really bring it all together whats going to happen in the future & what we can do to bring it all together – @jcmeister 7:57 PM May 24th via web
angler: @jwt_inside great book launch party. Thx JWT 8:26 PM May 24th via Twitter for iPhone
The networking event was a success, creating great conversations both online and off, and THE 2020 WORKPLACE authors were thrilled with the interest and excitement the attendees shared on their book release. “Thank you to everyone at JWT INSIDE,” said Jeanne C. Meister, co-author of THE 2020 WORKPLACE. “The launch party was a home run!”
Author Karie Willyerd closed the presentation saying, “It takes a company with vision for the future to even appreciate thinking about the future. So, I think we’re even more honored to be able to be at JWT INSIDE and to be a part of the event here tonight, so thank you very much for hosting us.”
Want to learn more and participate in the dialogue? Become a fan of THE 2020 WORKPLACE page on Facebook. Also, follow and fan JWT INSIDE for continuing conversations on employee marketing and the future workplace on Twitter @JWT_INSIDE and Facebook at www.facebook.com/jwtinside.
ABOUT JWT INSIDE
JWT INSIDE helps organizations advance employee engagement through comprehensive advertising, marketing and employee communications services. Measurement tools, consulting resources and strategic approaches are employed to put the right people in the right jobs and keep the workforce engaged. The agency has over 10 locations across North America and internationally. It is a subsidiary of JWT, the largest advertising agency in the United States and one of the largest full-service networks in the world. Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY).
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jeanne C. Meister is an internationally recognized management consultant, speaker, author and entrepreneur, dedicated to delivering competitive advantage and improved business results for organizations. Jeanne is the Founding Partner in Future Workplace, a consulting firm assisting organizations in implementing innovations in employee recruitment, executive education and leadership development. Jeanne is the author of Corporate Quality Universities and Corporate Universities. Her original research has been profiled in such publications as the Chronicle of Higher Education, CLO Magazine, Fast Company, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Outlook, T&D Magazine, Workforce Magazine and People and Strategy Journal.
Karie Willyerd, as a vice president and chief learning officer for Sun Microsystems, led the American Society for Training and Development’s top-ranked learning department in the world. She has also been a chief talent officer for a Fortune 200 company, as well as a head of learning and executive development in the defense and food industries. A cofounder of Future Workplace, she has been actively involved on the advisory board of a human resources think tank based at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. Together with Meister, they blog for Harvard Business.
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