Introducing Workplace 2.0

Workplace 2.0 is a government-wide initiative led by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). It is about modernizing the federal public service workplace while providing sustainable office designs that support collaboration and a greater work-life balance. Today, employees have access to new technologies that enable them to connect with colleagues from anywhere and to be more flexible in the way they work. Workplace 2.0 encourages departments to harness these new tools to help employees work smarter, greener and healthier to better serve Canadians.

We invite you to take a look at the following video presentation introducing Workplace 2.0.

Transcript: Workplace 2.0

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Imagine how it was in the past, working in those open spaces and long rows of desks. (Images of offices in the past in black and white.) Thankfully for us, this is all in the past. (Clip of a Workplace 2.0 office.) We went from standing in line at the bank to viewing our pay stubs and income tax statements on-line. (Clip of a person on a laptop with a bank card.) All this is possible thanks to new technologies.

The workplace of the future is going to look a lot different than it does today. (Clip of a collaborative space in a Workplace 2.0 office.) We're going through a paradigm shift, if you will. The way we work is changing. We're communicating differently, we're collaborating, we're working from different locations across the world, across the country. (Clip of a meeting room with a videopresence unit in a Workplace 2.0 office.)

Look at how far we've come over the past 30 or 40 years. (Clip of a person using a typewriter followed by a clip of a person using a laptop.) From the typewriter, terminal, desktop PC. Now we're into the wireless and digital age. (Clip of two people interacting and using new technologies.) Workplace 2.0 is truly promoting cloud computing, collaboration, using social media tools. (Clip of a picture of a cloud sending files to a laptop followed by a clip a network being created.)

The workplace of the future will give us access to all these tools, which will improve not only our well-being but also our work performance. (Clips of people smiling.) We will work faster, better and best of all, more effectively.

The workplace of the future is not about where you work but it's how you work. Welcome to the future. Welcome to Workplace 2.0.

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