COB Hosts "The Future Workplace: Remote and Hybrind Organizations"

Dec 8, 2021 12:00 AM

The future workplace graphicThe College of Business Student Engagement Committee spearheaded efforts to bring impressive virtual events to the campus during the Fall 2021 semester, each attended by well over 100 students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

With an eye for providing some current best- practices to the FSU campus community, the College of Business Dean’s Office, along with the CoB Student Engagement Committee, partnered with FSU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) jointly hosted a virtual event on December 6, 2021. Mr. Jay Morwick presented a virtual session titled “The Future Workplace.”

Morwick, an accomplished author and consultant for such organizations as the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), offered key insights from his research on how to better work from home and engage in remote work. 

Given the overwhelming nature of the pandemic and the recent surge in the Omicron variant, Morwick believes that the traditional workplace is likely gone forever and impressed upon our students their need to be prepared to work virtually within decentralized arrangements. He also touched on how a new virtual normal can shape an organization’s initiatives on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). 

In feedback gathered after the event, students shared their appreciation for the investment the College was making in keeping them current with best practices and notable trends. They also expressed a better understanding of the importance of staying connected in remote work arrangements. One student also reflected that she would definitely lead differently based on insights from this presentation. 

The event was unique and timely and reaffirmed the College’s role in preparing our existing students, along with alumni, for continued success in the future.