In February we were delighted to join Engineering NZ at their annual conference to connect and share our knowledge on what the future of work will look like, and how we can prepare ourselves and our teams for success.
Like so many other industries, Engineering NZ and their member organisations have come through a challenging few years, and now turn their focus to building confidence and capability in their people, particularly in the leadership space.
Throughout the two days we connected with leaders passionate about creating a great employee experience, and open to learning how to design experiences with their people.
The value of designing experiences with your people, not for your people
Nicola Dunn kicked off the conference as keynote speaker by sharing her experiences as a busy HR practitioner through various lockdowns and the journey she went on to realise the value of designing employee experiences with people, not just for them.
We posed the questions “what initiatives or programmes have you excitedly introduced in your workplace that just didn’t land with your people?” We have all had great intentions and motivations to build and improve employee experiences, but we often overlooked the greatest data source available to us – our people.
The true value and impact of business leaders being deliberate about focusing their energy and resources on designing experiences that align with their employees' needs was a powerful message and one that attendees connected strongly with.