Discover what makes a difference
The opening keynote speaker to the 2008 Healthy Workplaces Conference, Toni Newman, states that to succeed in today’s complex world we should not be slaving to the “do more, be better” mantra, that never gives us a moments peace. Rather, we need to “be different”.
Think about the companies everyone is talking about, Google, HOK, Delta, RIM, IBM. They are successful because they stopped trying to be more than everybody else, and chose to do something nobody had ever thought of before: something different. This concept embodied exactly what the 2008 Healthy Workplaces Conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake was all about: how to be different. With the theme Be Innovative, keynotes and speakers shared not only the “why’s” of being different, but also the “how”. Following the Your Workplace mandate of being a hands-on resource tool, attendees developed practical tips and tools to take back to their places of work and immediately start implementing. Inspiration, provocative thoughts, compelling ideas, beautiful design and healthy food were in abundance.