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Creating a Culture-Driven Workplace

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Hey Community Builders! Check out this (http://creatingaculturedrivenworkplac.splashthat.com/Plastarc) exciting event hosted by CultureIQ (https://cultureiq.com/) and LivePerson (https://www.liveperson.com/), featuring Melissa Marsh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaemarsh) of PLASTARC (http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/q-a-plastarc-founder-melissa-marsh-explains-social-design_o)!

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The way we connect with each other in the workplace, regardless of the size of your company, is a defining factor in having a strong culture. This connection is critical to your success as a business, and crucial to attracting and retaining top talent. But how do you use your physical space to drive the culture you work so hard to cultivate? The topic is top of mind for everyone-- from designers, to employee engagement innovators, to recruiters, to workplace executives-- across business of all industries and sizes.

This event will bring together thought leaders who are passionate about creating, cultivating, and communicating company culture to address questions, including:

• How do you prepare for the needs of today’s-- and tomorrow's-- workers?

• How can you reflect your culture... without doing a complete office redesign?

• What impact does your physical space have on the well being and retention of your employees?

• Why and how do you create an authentic space and practices that reflect who you really are?

SPEAKERS

Melissa Marsh | PLASTARC (http://plastarc.com/) | FOUNDER & CEO

Melissa Marsh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaemarsh)is Founder and CEO of PLASTARC, a social research, workplace innovation, and real estate strategy firm dedicated to shifting the metrics associated with workplace from 'square feet and inches,' to 'occupant satisfaction and performance.' Leveraging a background in social science with a Master of Architecture at MIT, Melissa defined an early career in workplace innovation with projects in design, architecture and master planning around the world. Melissa and her team have worked with international clients on the forefront of leveraging workplace to inform corporate culture, employee experience, and business strategy. Melissa has lectured at UVA, Cornell and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Elliot Bell | THE MUSE (https://www.themuse.com/) | DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY & COMMUNITY

Elliott (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliott-bell-4539793) is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, but opted for startups over 16-hour days as a line cook . Previously, Elliott spent six years growing the brand and audience at Seamless.com, Iron Chef America, and most recently The Muse, a career destination for over 50 million people yearly.

Kristy Sundjaja | LIVEPERSON (https://www.liveperson.com/) | CHIEF OF STAFF & THE GLOBAL HEAD OF PEOPLE

Kristy Sundjaja (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristysundjaja) is the chief of staff and the global head of people at LivePerson, the global leader in intelligent online consumer engagement. In her role, Kristy integrates and aligns business and people strategies to deliver the company mission of creating meaningful connections to consumers and brands. Prior to her role at LivePerson, Kristy was part of the NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Administration, where she served as the head of the industry transformation teams department. She has also advised some of the world’s leading media and tech companies, including IBM, Microsoft, HP, and AOL. She holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School of Business, a BS and MS in engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and an Executive MBA degree from Columbia University.

Hope to see you there!