If you’ve been trying to think of some creative chamber learning sessions for the new year, we have you covered. We did a little research as to what business gurus believe are some of the top trends in business this year and have a list of ideas for lunch and learns and other seminars for the chamber.
Chamber Learning Sessions on 2018 Trends
This is one a lot of companies have been embracing recently. From wearable fitness tracker giveaways to exercise classes and discounts, businesses are recognizing that wellness plays an undeniable role in employee productivity and retention.
Members who can help present: fitness trainers, yoga instructors, wellness professionals, and company HR people who have instituted programs.
Interesting angle: implementing a wellness program or features on a small budget.
This is a fascinating idea along the lines of eliminating vacation and letting employees take what they want. Job crafting does away with job descriptions and instead uses the skills and talents of the team to create the roles. It breaks down silos and allows employees to work inter-departmentally at what they are best at.
Members who can help present: productivity specialists, HR people who have instituted programs, creative thinkers, and startups.
Interesting angle: using this idea to improve employee retention, especially among millennials.
Bring Your Own Device
This is something nearly 100% of offices are dealing with as an increasing number of employees come to work with smartphones. When they do, they’re accessing the company network with them and employers have no control over what they’re doing or whether they run regular security updates on their personal machines.
Members who can help present: cybersecurity experts, technology experts, a panel of business owners talking about their experiences.
Interesting angle: hearing from someone whose business was hacked due to employee error.
Not quite what you’re looking for? There are a whole host of articles on business trends and many of them would make excellent, timely chamber learning sessions.