Generation Y – Post 80’s in the Workplace in China

Generation Y - Post 80’s in the workplace in ChinaGeneration Y will be the largest segment of the workforce in the future, yet their attitudes and behaviours about work already are being adopted by older generations. This is changing how knowledge work gets done, and what’s necessary to create a high performance workplace.

Join AustCham Shanghai and Melanie Redman from Steelcase as she presents the results of research undertaken by Steelcase and a team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, to better understand Gen Y and their impact on business today and in the years to come.

At this breakfast, Melanie will share the six major shifts in China that correspond with the arrival of Gen Y workers, new technology and newfound worker mobility that have been identified by researchers.

Guest Speaker:
Melanie Redman, Design Researcher for Steelcase

Melanie Redman is a Design Researcher for Steelcase, Inc. As part of the WorkSpace Futures Explorations group, she conducts human-centered research in various markets. Until recently, she worked primarily in the healthcare sector, exploring patient, staff and family experiences in different healthcare environments. She led deep dives looking at outpatient oncology and adult acute care environments, and participated in additional dives looking at pharmacies and general outpatient care facilities. Other projects include conducting analysis of time-lapse video for a Dutch hospital and consulting for an Australian retail bank. In addition, she recently completed a study of the Post-80s generation in the workplace in China. Insights garnered from these projects are used to develop new products and new applications for Steelcase Inc. customers, and are shared with the architecture and design community through research presentations. Melanie has co-authored articles which appeared in Healthcare Design Magazine, and has been a speaker at Health Design Conference and the Center for Health Design’s Pebble Conference. She has degrees in Russian Language and International Studies from Emory University, and Graphic Design from Purchase College of the Arts, SUNY.

Reserve your attendance by Friday 25 June with Helen Li, Administrative Assistant via email: helen.li@austchamshanghai.com. Walk In Policy: Please note that if you show up on the day of the event without a booking you will be charged a 50RMB “walk in” fee if spaces are still available. Cancellation Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing 24 hours in advance. AustCham will pass on any costs incurred for no shows to the persons concerned.

Member Exclusive Price: FREE

Date: Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Time: 8:00-10:00
Venue: Steelcase Showroom

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