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Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the game development industry, focused on up-skilling and connecting the Australian sector via education, knowledge sharing and the provision of extended personal and business networks. GCAP caters to a range of disciplines and has grown and attracted an engaged audience and esteemed speakers from around the world.

The Focus For GCAP 2022 Is Ambition.

Australian game developers have found their voice in the world and that voice is ambitious. GCAP 2022 will challenge attendees to chase their ambitions and create world class products, experiences, studios, and businesses for an ever-expanding global games audience. GCAP 2022 will provide avenues for personal and professional ambitions to be realised and success to be achieved.

GCAP 2022 will run from Monday the 3rd of October, to Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.
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Wednesday, October 5 • 10:00am - 10:50am
30 is the new 40: Lessons from the 4-day work week

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There is a wave of momentum moving through the industry as we reckon with the mistakes of the past and commit to a better, more inclusive future. For many companies, that has meant challenging the very notion of the Monday-to-Friday 40-hour work week.

At Mighty Kingdom we have been at the forefront of progressive workplace policy, most notably our shift to a 4-day work week in 2020. While it certainly grabs a lot of attention, we think of it as part of our total policy package that is designed to attract and retain a more diverse range of talent.

In this talk I will take you behind the headlines and talk about the hard work and tough decisions that must be made to ensure that your policies are actually achieving the outcomes you are looking for, and highlight many of the lessons we have learned along the way.

For those who are considering a change in your career I will discuss some ways of determining whether a companies policies are more than just a bullet point on their job listings.

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Philip Mayes

Mighty Kingdom
Philip Mayes is the founder and Managing Director of Mighty Kingdom.Philip’s career in games began more than 15 years ago, when he moved to Adelaide Australia from New Zealand to take up a Junior Programmer role at Ratbag Games in 2005. Following the closure of Ratbag later that... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am AEDT
Room 110 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006