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Watch the Future Proof Summit for business tips from the world's biggest companies

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 17, 2017 4:52 pm 127

This week, some of the world’s top businesses, including Netflix, Amazon, and Microsoft are joining the The Future Proof Summit to talk about how to create great workplace culture.

The online summit runs until Friday, October 20 and is designed for professionals looking to understand, develop, and share best practices when it comes to people in the workplace.

The best part is that the Summit doesn’t cost anything to attend and you can participate from wherever you are in the world, for as little or as long as you like.

One of the organizers of the summit is Eric Termuende of NoW Innovations, a company aiming to make innovative People & Culture practices more widely known.

Daily Hive got the chance to speak with Termuende to learn more about the Summit and how it is helping companies foster a positive work culture within their businesses.

Daily Hive: Tell us how you came up with the idea for the Future Proof Summit? 

Eric Termuende: We’ve seen major disruption in most things we do; from how we get around, to how we book hotels, and even how we communicate. We haven’t seen the same rapid disruption in the Human Resources space.

As a result, we thought that we should learn more about what some of the best companies in the continent are doing, and share that with anyone who wants to learn more. With the sharing economy being in full-swing, we wanted to be a company that was rooted in collaboration really show that we have nothing to hide. The companies featured in the Summit agreed with us too!

Daily Hive: Why was it important to you to focus on positive workplace culture?

Eric Termuende: Work is something we do more than anything else in the day (even sleep!). If we don’t enjoy what we do, the negative experience will bleed into our lives outside of work and make it really difficult for us to be happy overall. Today we can work from more places, on more devices, and for longer hours than ever before. The negative connotation around work has to stop and we need to be making sure we can find jobs based on who we are, not just what skills we have.

Daily Hive: This is a virtual summit – tell us how that concept works?

Eric Termuende: A virtual summit is a conference that can be attended from your laptop, phone, or tablet, from anywhere in the world you have service. All of the interviews are recorded and scheduled to go on the website at a certain time. We get people to sign up and they can tune in for as little or as long as they’d like! Best part? The Future Proof Summit costs nothing!

Daily Hive: When can those interested start participating in the Future Proof Summit? Is this something they can participate in anytime?

Eric Termuende: Absolutely. By clicking here, you can see who is speaking, when their time slot is, and you can register. We’ll also be sending out information at the start of each day to remind the ‘attendee’ who is speaking, what the topic is, and what time you can hear them.

Daily Hive:  Can you tell me a bit about the speakers participating in the Summit?

Eric Termuende: The speakers range from CEOs to Senior HR and People & Culture professions. These people are the best of the best and we’re very lucky to have them on board. They have decades of combined experience and work for some of the most forward-thinking companies in the continent.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

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