Work Better: Returning to an Improved Experience (Session 1)

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Work Better: Returning to an Improved Experience (Session 1)

From engagement and productivity to innovation and belonging, the work experience matters for people and for business. Hear from a national expert on the sociology of work about new research related to what people love (and don’t love) about working from home, employees’ shifting expectations about their in-office experience, and how the work experience connects to business outcomes. The session will share surprising data, new insights and fresh ideas about where employers go from here and how they and their employees can embrace working better.


About the Presenter

Dr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist studying the sociology of work, work-life, happiness and fulfillment. She is a principal with Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting group, and the author of a new book, The Secrets to Happiness at Work, as well as her previous book, Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work. In addition, she is a contributor to and Fast Company. Brower is an award-winning speaker with more than 25 years of experience working with global clients to achieve business results and is an executive advisor to Coda Societies and to the MSU Master Industrial Mathematics Program. Her work has been featured in TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century (book), Globe and Mail (Canada), InsideHR (Australia), HR Director (UK), T3N (Germany), Real Estate Review Journal,, Inc. Magazine, and more. Brower holds a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Management in Organizational Culture, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate with a workplace specialization. You can follow her on LinkedIn, Twitter, or at


Cost:  Free to members; $10 for non-members

Event Time

May 11th 2021
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM





Event Type

Return to Work - Series