This episode of The Future in 5 is about staying relevant as the world of work changes. I share three tips that we can all do to ensure we stay relevant and current even as the world of work continues to change at a rapid pace. […]
Employee Rewards and Recognition: How to Create a More Engaged Environment
This episode of the Future of Work podcast I speak with Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President of Employee Success at Achievers. Cheryl and I talk about how organizations can do a better job of recognizing and incentivizing their employees, how organizations can create a more engaged environment, and some of the tactics and strategies organizations can follow. We also cover what Achievers is doing internally with their own employees covering the really cool programs Achievers has implemented designed to engage and get employees involved in what the organization is doing. One of the things that I always talk about is that organizations have to shift away from creating a place where they assume people need to work there to creating a place where people want to work there. And a big part of that is recognition, rewards, culture and engagement.
Why The Future Of Work Is All About The Employee Experience
Decades ago nobody cared about the employee experience because all of the power was in the hands of employers. However, over the past few years we have started to see the emergence of the employee experience, which is now something that many HR leaders and executives around the world are focusing on. Why? Because the power has now shifted into the hands of employees. […]
Join the FOW Community “Future of Work Tweet Chat” Every Thursday at 4pm PST!
The FOW Community (future of work community) has grown quite a bit over the past few months and we now have around 40 companies from around the world. These companies come together to explore various topics such as millennials, collaboration, freelancers, workplace flexibility, mobility, and much more. We have had some amazing discussions in our community (and at our events), but we want to open up some of these discussions. So, we decided to have open “tweet chats” every Thursday at 4pm PST where we will engage members of our community and anyone who wants to join!
What is The Future of Work?
What is the future of work? This is a very big, interesting, complex, yet simple question. It is probably the single, biggest question I get asked the most. In this episode of The Future in 5, I give my view on what is the future of work. […]
The Role of Technology in Collaboration
In this episode of the Future of Work podcast my guest is Jeffrey Rodman, the co-founder of Polycom. Many of you are familiar with Polycom and, in fact, have used their products. They became famous for their speaker phones found in the conference rooms of most organizations. Jeff and I talk about the role of technology in collaboration, and we explore many other topics. And, Jeff takes us through some of the cool technologies that he’s working on at Polycom. Tune in for a great discussion with Jeff Rodman on the role of technology in collaboration!
Are We Going to Work More Hours or Fewer Hours
Are we going to work more hours or fewer hours in the future? This is a question that is being asked quite a lot. There’s an interesting debate going on around this, and I explore both sides and give my opinion in this episode of The Future in 5. I’m trying to see where this is going in the next 5-10 years, so there’s a lot that goes into my answer. I’m curious to hear what you think. Tune in for the full discussion and leave me your comments!
HR and IT Are The Two Sexiest Job Functions
In this episode of the Future in Five I wanted to talk about the two sexiest roles or departments within organizations today. Some of you might disagree with me, and I fully expect that. But, I think that HR and IT are the sexiest departments, and I tell you why in this episode. Tell me, what do you think the sexiest role or department is within an organization? Tune in for the full discussion and let me know!
Technology as Tools and Not Toys
My guest for this episode of the Future of Work podcast is Ralph Loura, CIO at Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group, and former CIO of the Clorox Company. We looked at technology as tools and not toys. Ralph also shared his perspective on many IT issues including how the role of IT is changing, how the role of the CIO is evolving, and what the future is going to look like. But we also explored some interesting topics such as women and technology, the culture of HP, millennials, and much more. Tune in for a captivating discussion on technology as tools and not toys with Ralph Loura!
What’s Going on With Zappos and Holacracy
In this episode of the Future in Five I discuss the recent news about Zappos and the fact that hundreds of employees are leaving the 1500 person company as a result of its implementation of something called “holacracy.” For those of you who have not been following this story, when Zappos announced that they were going to redesign their management structure and implement holacracy, the CEO Tony Hsieh gave its employees what amounts to an incentive to leave by offering a three-month severance package to employees to leave they don’t like their new approach. I received a few emails and tweets asking me about my thoughts on this dramatic shift for Zappos, here are my thoughts. Tune in for the full discussion and tell me what you think!