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Destination Workplace by VergeSense

The events of 2020 have changed employee expectations for their workplace across the globe. With this series, our mission is to empower enterprise leaders to get creative and gain the confidence to make bold decisions around office design, employees’ health and wellness, remote-friendly collaboration, and technology investments to help your workplace transform. 

The future of work has required bold, creative, and forward-thinking builders, and we are confident that our lineup of guests is sure to spark inspiration to your own workplace transformation journey.

We hope you enjoy these impactful conversations as much as we have.

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