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Navigating new work cultures - Kenyan youth and the future of the workplace

Join this special conference, organised by the Service Design Days in collaboration with Marathon XP. This interactive event, featuring a blend of talks and workshops, will take place on Friday, July 19 2024.

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Kenya boasts a predominantly young population, with Generation Z now entering the workforce. This influx of young professionals brings with it a fresh perspective, challenging traditional workplace norms and shedding light on long-overlooked issues such as mental wellness, work-life balance, and the adoption of new work modalities like hybrid arrangements, remote work, and integration of AI technologies. However, this cultural shift has led to a noticeable clash with the older management demographic, highlighting a divergence in values and priorities.

As the youngest continent, Africa has the opportunity to pioneer innovative approaches to workplace culture that resonate with the aspirations of its burgeoning youth population.

What strategies can we employ to ease tensions between Gen Z and the existing workforce? What employee-centred approaches can be used to shape new human resource processes that take into account the employee experience and their wellbeing? What new methodologies and tools can we develop?

The event aims to unite service designers, HR professionals, business leaders, startup founders, academics, researchers, and psychologists through engaging discussions and brainstorming sessions. Together, we will explore the challenges and propose interventions that create a more inclusive and supportive work environment. Join us for an enriching and thought-provoking session as we examine the future of the workplace.

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14:15 - 14:30

Short break & refreshments

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Registration

The event aims to unite service designers, HR professionals, business leaders, startup founders, academics, researchers, and psychologists through engaging discussions and brainstorming sessions. Participation is free. Please register your interest in participating here.

Important: to maintain an intimate setting, registration for the event will be restricted. Therefore, we kindly request that you be mindful that we keep your seat reserved. If you are unable to attend, we expect you to inform us before July 10th 2024 so that we can give your seat to someone else.

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Location & travel

This Service Design Days Satellite event will be held at Mirage towers, Unit 16, Ground Floor - Westlands.

Address:


Mirage Towers, Westlands
The Mirage, PRJ4+2VG
Nairobi, Kenya

(view on Google maps)

By public transport / ride sharing
Due to unavailability of parking space, please use public means of transportation or ride-sharing services. From the central business district, take a matatu for route number 23 and request to alight at Chiromo stage in Westlands. From there, cross the road to the other side. You should be able to see the building. Stop by the front desk to get a visitor’s pass, and request for direction to Unit 16 which is on the ground floor. If using ride-sharing services, set Mirage towers Westlands as your drop-off location.