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Coffee and Convo

    Flathead Valley Society for Human Resource Management

    Introducing “Coffee and Convo”:  Conversations on Transforming the Workplace

    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2012

    Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

    Please register in advance for this meeting:   

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Title: “My New Office--the Kitchen Table!”   All About Working Remotely

    “The soft stuff is the hard stuff.” So said Jack Welch, tough as nails General Electric CEO who reinvented GE’s workplace in the 90’s, achieving transformative results.

    “Soft stuff” matters even more today as Montana businesses grapple with the challenges of Covid 19. Getting top performance from people while insuring their safety and satisfaction at work is non-negotiable. That’s why many companies are providing employees the convenience of working remotely. Therein lies the challenge: managing a remote workforce requires a whole new playbook—communicating clearly, defining objectives, identifying key results, arranging workforce flow, sharing information—factors critical to success.

    A new era is dawning. A recent Gallup study reveals that by 2025, 70% of the workforce will work remotely-- at least 25% of the time. Keeping remote workers focused, fired up and engaged in these uncertain times is a burning priority. How to instill the sense of mission, purpose, teamwork, community, and belonging in folks whose only contact with the company is virtual? The soft stuff is hard!


    The good news; three thought leaders who’ve figured it out are our guests for SHRM’s premier Coffee and Convo event at 7:00 am on April 7.                                       

    Cindy Carpenter SHRM-SCP, SPHR             President - Carpenter Business Resources

    Ronda Wakefield SHRM -CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR             President - NW MT HR Solutions

    Miriam Lewis SHRM-CP                 Director of Human Resources - The ZaneRay Group

    Miriam, Cindy, and Ronda have implemented remote working strategies and solutions for a wide range of Montana businesses. In this penetrating discussion, they’ll unpack just how diverse organizations made the transition to offsite working models so effectively. They’ll share what they’ve done, how they did it, and what they continue to do to sustain loyalty, tenacity, and high engagement with remote staff-- while achieving uncommon bottom-line results.

    Is remote working right for your business? Get the facts in this highly instructive Coffee and Convo conversation.