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In opening OWS21, IAOP CEO Debi Hamill noted, “we are nothing, if not resilient.”
And the latest findings presented by research partner, Everest Group on the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy demonstrated our industry’s ability to withstand the ups and downs of the past year. As further testimony of the constant need to adapt to change, Michel Janssen, Chief Research Officer, Everest Group, made his video keynote presentation from Dallas, Texas, during historic winter ice storms that left him without regular power.
The interest in a boundaryless work experience continues to grow, as many companies have yet to finalize plans to return to the office. And while the pandemic has freed talented workers to relocate and choose to live in new places offering a different quality of life, it also has had larger implications on businesses.Issues about the location of work, culture and the future were explored by experts from Colliers in a thought-provoking keynote session at OWS21 with Kerris Hougardy, Vice President, People Services, North America and Charlotte Timms, Director, Workplace Advisory, Occupier Services, Americas.
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