The “When” of Work: How the New Science of Timing Can Transform the Employee Experience


We all know that timing is everything, but too often we consider timing out of our control – a matter of intuition, circumstance, and luck. In his provocative and entertaining presentation, Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, will change your mind – and change your practices along with it.
Pink will show that timing is actually a science, one that HR executives can use to transform the employee experience. Drawing on a rich body of research from his upcoming book, Pink will examine the many “when” questions that organizations confront.  He’ll show why employee performance sinks at certain times of the day – and how to better match what people do with when they do it. He’ll look at exciting new science showing the power of breaks – and why lunch (not breakfast) might be the most important meal of the day. He’ll explore why midpoints – of projects and careers – sometimes fire us up and other times bring us down. And he’ll examine how group timing affects both organizational outcomes and employee satisfaction – including what amateur singers and Mumbai lunch deliverers can teach us about working in synchrony.  You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on your work and an array of practical tips to put those ideas into action.
You will learn:

  • How to optimize the timing of evemts within the employee experience to fully engage the workforce
  • How the midpoints of projects and careers affects employee satisfaction
  • An assortment of practical tips that will influence the design and execution of the employee experience blueprint


Dan Pink

Author of 5 provocative books including #1 NY Times bestseller, "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us"