Event Recap: Reimagining the Workplace Post-COVID

informal work meeting As employers navigate the necessary culture shifts, it’s critical to consider the impact of these decisions as the future of work is rapidly being redefined.

The Baltimore and Washington Business Journals recently partnered with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to host an open dialogue about how the pandemic has forced employers to face new workforce and workplace realities.

Thought leaders from various organizations across the region, moderated by Rhonda Pringle, Baltimore Business Journal’s Market President and Publisher, included:

  • Angela Celestin, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, CareFirst
  • Andy Shallal, Founder & CEO, Busboys & Poets
  • Kristie Grinnell, VP, Information Technology & Supply Chain & Global CIO, GDIT
  • Rick Huether, President & CEO, Independent Can Company

The panelists discussed how employers are addressing the workplace of the future, meeting their workforce where they are and moving from discussions to decisions and action. While there is no playbook, as employers look to rebuild/redesign their workplaces, there is a clear opportunity to remedy longstanding gaps and inequalities ranging from occupation and income to digital/health access and beyond.