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Future Workplace Strategy

About Future Workplace Strategy

Our work experiences and employees’ expectations are changing faster than ever.

The Future Workplace Strategy will ensure McMaster continues to be a great place to work and keep pace with the evolving environment.

It brings together faculty and staff in a variety of roles, from across the university, to think differently about how we recruit, retain, engage and support employees.

Project Design Teams

With representatives from across the university, our project design teams focus on pertinent areas of the Future of Work. They collaborate regularly, bringing forward innovative ideas and forward-looking strategic advice to continuously enhance and evolve how we work.

Talent Planning Learn More

Hiring to accomplish workforce goals; we need to recruit well, retain talent and stay adaptable. 

Learning and Innovation Learn More

Digital and human skills will continue to be in high demand. 

Employee Experience Learn More

Employees seek meaningful work, relationships and experiences. 

Work Environment Learn More

Globally, flexible arrangements are an essential part of the new normal. 

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NEW: Provisional Guidelines on the Use of Generative AI

In partnership with the Future Workplace Strategy Committee, McMaster University recently released provisional guidelines to help employees use AI effectively and responsibly in their work.

History of Future Workplace Strategy

To assist in the transition back to campus in a post-pandemic environment, the Workplace and Employee Experience Committee (WEEC) was created in 2021. The WEEC provided many recommendations and reimagined new approaches in support of our diverse work priorities.  

FWS is an evolution of this committee that will take previous learnings and apply them, as we continue to evolve the future of work at McMaster. 

Meet our Co-Chairs

Championing this new initiative is a true partnership between faculty and administration leaders.

Matheus Grasseli, Deputy Provost in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Wanda McKenna, Associate Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer


Key community partners

Provost, VP Academic and VP Operations and Finance

Provides sponsorship and facilitates PVP approval of all activities. Receives quarterly updates for review and required approval. 

Future Workplace Strategy Planning Committee Committee Members

Under the leadership of our Co-Chairs, the committee meets quarterly and oversees directional planning, prioritization and ensures progress of projects. 

Future Workplace Strategy Project Design Team(s) Team Members

Collaborating monthly, the individual teams ensure idea generation, progressive design and implementation of appropriate recommendations. 

Future Workplace Strategy Experts Team

Provides insight and academic expertise on identified topics to inform and guide decisions. This team meets when necessary.

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Questions or Suggestions? Get in touch

Looking to ask a question, have an idea or learn about ways you can get involved?

Contact Us

Franca Berti-Bogojevic Contact

Director, HR Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives

HR Facilitator and Organizer


Denise Cusson Contact

Organizational Design and Development Consultant

HR Facilitator and Organizer