Future Workplace Webinars

Remote Work: Navigating The Flexible Workplace

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Future Workplace Webinars
By: Ian Reynolds, Director, WorkLife & Community Programs, Johns Hopkins University; Stacy Elliott, Executive Communications Director, Microsoft; and Jeanne Meister, Executive Vice President, Executive Networks, and Founder, Future Workplace Academy

Remote work and flexible work programs are on the rise. In a global survey of over 23,000 employees conducted by Polycom in collaboration with Future Workplace, we found that nearly 3 out of 4 employees say their company offers flexible working. In this webinar, we will discuss the key differences between remote and flexible work, the resources and tools that make them successful for both managers and employees, and how remote working often becomes an integral part of one’s lifestyle. Learn how technology enables communication and collaboration between remote workers and their colleagues, and how it helps to create lasting bonds. In addition, all registrants who attend the webinar will receive a complimentary copy of our eBook on remote work, which offers insights and delves into extensive research on the subject.


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Ian Reynolds
Ian Reynolds

Director, WorkLife & Community Programs, Johns Hopkins University

Ian Reynolds has served as Director of WorkLife and Community Programs in the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at Johns Hopkins University and Health System since 2011. He oversees the development and delivery of a variety of programs and services designed to assist faculty and staff navigate the competing demands of work and life. Programs include childcare referrals, adult and child emergency backup care, eldercare consultations, resources for expectant and breastfeeding employees, flexible work arrangements, and housing and relocation assistance. Ian frequently presents to audiences on strategies for managing one’s worklife effectiveness. Ian was recently interviewed by 1 Million for Flexibility about his role in promoting workplace flexibility at Johns Hopkins.

From 2014 – 2016, Ian was President of the College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA), an organization whose mission is to provide leadership in facilitating the integration of work and study with family and personal life at institutions of higher learning. Among other accomplishments, Ian led CUWFA’s Board through the composition and implementation of the organization’s three-year strategic plan.

Ian received his M.A. and B.A. in American Studies from the University of Wyoming and Skidmore College, respectively. In between earning his degrees, Ian studied and performed improvisational comedy at the Second City Conservatory in Chicago. He tries to integrate humor into his personal and professional spheres as much as possible because he believes laughter is indispensable to managing all that life and work can throw at us. Ian lives in Columbia, MD with his wife Stephanie and their three sons.

Stacy Elliott
Stacy Elliott

Executive Communications Director, Microsoft

Stacy Elliott has spent the past 25 years in marketing and communications, with an emphasis in consumer technology. She spent her early career in public relations working for such well-known firms as Manning Selvage & Lee, Hill and Knowlton, and Fleishman-Hilliard. Her clients included multi-national consumer brands, including Lever Brothers, Ralston-Purina, Carnation, Pepsi-Co and American Airlines. In the mid-90s, Stacy was recruited to bring her marketing and communications experience to the consumer technology realm, helping Microsoft launch its early consumer-focused technology products including education software, gaming software, and home productivity products. She’s held a variety of marketing and communication roles at Microsoft and in 2008, she launched the first Speaker Bureau for Microsoft’s advertising business. These days she continues to use her communications skills at Microsoft for speechwriting, executive communications and public relations.

Jeanne Meister
Jeanne Meister

Executive Vice President, Executive Networks, and Founder, Future Workplace Academy

Jeanne C. Meister is a founding partner of Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award, presented by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to one executive each year honoring that individual’s body of work. Jeanne is the co-author of the bestselling book The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today and co-author of the upcoming book The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. Jeanne is also a contributor to Forbes. She lives in New York City and regularly speaks on how to prepare for the future of working and learning. 


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