Art+Design+Architecture - The Future of Work

April 24, 2023

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There is no doubt that the last three years have changed work forever.

“HOW?” is the big question, and how do we prepare for what will undoubtedly be continuing change? The COVID pandemic accelerated the existing trends of remote work, ecommerce and automation.

We now have to address how work is done and harness the power of technology to improve productivity, engagement and creativity. Some jobs will become obsolete and new jobs will emerge. Skill sets are changing.  

The future of work encompasses the need for full- and part-time-traditional workers along with gig workers, leased staff and maybe crowd-sourced contributors. Demographic shifts, including the aging population, will have an impact, as will the perspectives brought by an increasingly diverse workforce who can work anywhere in the world.

What will happen to traditional downtowns as office spaces are rethought? We are already seeing the changes in downtown Honolulu. What else can we expect?

Panelists -

  • Rechung Fujihira, Co-Founder of BoxJelly, Hawaii's Coworking Space
  • Burt Lum, Tech/Broadband Expert, Bytemarks Cafe: NPR
  • Sean Tadaki, Commercial Real Estate Expert, Commercial Asset Advisors
  • Raquel Guss, Human Resources, Director of Strategy, ALTRES
  • Colette Lee, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, Director of Interior Design, AHL

Moderated by Bettina Mehnert, FAIA, LEED AP, AHL

Join us for our next panel on "Food Security." Stay tuned for more details!

Photo Credit: Crystal Gray
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