On October 2, Google is hosting an invitation-only, interactive event focused on how organizations can improve their people practices and rethink assumptions about what work can be. In addition to talks from people in business, academia, and the popular press, the event will feature a small number of students presenting their own original research.
Students will present their own original, empirical work related to the topic of work and the workplace. You might address hiring, motivation, emotion, cognition, well-being, teams, innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity, leadership — the list goes on. The key question is whether or not your findings have practical implications for work. Will people in the audience be able to do things differently as a result of what you tell them? Will they gain new perspective or insight on challenges they face? You get five minutes to pose an interesting question, explain your findings(s), and offer practical insight. . . . you don’t need to submit a finished paper.
Tell us about your research! Use this form to submit a short YouTube video (five minutes or less). . . . Please know that the video can be as simple as you talking to the camera about your research. . . . Video submissions must be received by 11:59PM PDT on Friday, August 15, 2014. If your video is selected, you will be invited to attend re:Work on October 2 at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. During the event, you will present during a general session attended by all participants. Travel and accommodations will be provided by Google. Please check our FAQ for additional information.
Jennifer Kurkoski, Ph.D., Research Scientist, People Innovation Lab (PiLab), Google