This week’s episode of the Future of Work Podcast features two very special guests from Skillsoft. Skillsoft is a technology company that produces learning management systems and the content that goes with them. My two guests are Jerry Nine, the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Skillsoft, and John Ambrose, who is the Senior VP of Strategy and Corporate Development. We speak on self-developing organizations and individualized learning. Self developing organizations and focus on learning is a huge part of the future of work.[…]
What Should You Invest In First, Technology Or Corporate Culture?
Today’s Future in 5 comes to you from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I just came back from Santiago, Chile where I spoke to around 1,000 HR practitioners and leaders from many different companies in the Latin American and South American regions. After my talk, I was asked a question I thought would be a great topic for this week. When trying to drive change, should a company invest in the technology piece first, or invest in corporate culture first? […]
The Future Of Work Show, Episode 10: Inside SAP
Join me as I go inside the offices of one of the world’s leading technology companies, SAP to see what they think about the future of work. SAP is an organization that is truly thinking about and investing in the future of work with their office designs, focus on attracting millennials, culture of learning and education, diversity programs, and their integration of technology in how work gets done. I tour several of their office buildings, speak with employees, and also interview their Chief Learning Officer (Jenny Dearborn) to get various perspectives on how SAP sees the workplace changing and what they are doing to adapt and prepare. This is a fun and informative episode that you won’t want to miss! […]
Why Every Company Should Be A Platform Company
My guest for this week’s Future of Work podcast is Régis Mulot. Régis is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Staples. We speak on why every company should be a platform company. A platform company partners and incorporates technology from multiple corporations, partners, nonprofits, and educational institutions, to name a few. While this concept is not new, it is growing and evolving. Instead of only concentrating on what is going on inside a company, the focus is shifted to building networks outside of the organization. These networks assist in building a stronger, more profitable platform company.[…]
Change Doesn’t Have to Start At The Top, But It Helps!
This is a very special Future in Five coming to you from Santiago, Chile, where I just finished speaking to 800 top HR leaders in Latin America. While visiting Santiago I was struck by the number of stray dogs everywhere. I learned that at one point the local government wanted to step in put these dogs to sleep. The people of Santiago were mortified, and there was an outcry against harming these animals. When a stray dog was found, the citizens of Santiago would step in to claim it as their own. The government, in turn, could not kill put a dog to sleep that belonged to someone. Today the stray dogs in Santiago are viewed as dogs that belong to the people. They are fed, looked after and during bad weather the locals give the dogs jackets to keep them warm and dry. I have not seen locals in any city thus far treat stray dogs with so much love and kindness. While taking pictures of a museum I saw a lady actually lay down on the floor next to a stray dog to give it a hug!
What is fascinating about this story, is that change didn’t start from the top, it started from ordinary people who wanted to see things done as they believed was right.
Your Company Is Not Perfect, And That’s Okay
Today’s Future in Five comes to you from Orlando, where I delivered a keynote on the Future of Work and creating employee experiences to a group of around 1,000 business professionals. Let’s pretend that every one of the seats at this keynote venue represents one employee in the same company. Each one of these 1,000 people will have different interests, priorities, and ideas. How can an organization create great employee experiences that will speak to each employee?[…]
The Future of Work Show – Episode 9: Inside Udemy
In this episode of The Future of Work Show Jacob goes inside the offices of Udemy, which is revolutionizing the education and learning space by allowing anyone to teach and learn almost anything. Udemy has beautiful offices located in downtown San Francisco, which feature a multitude of various spaces that employees can work in. I interview a few of their employees, tour their offices, and of course speak with their CEO to find out what Udemy thinks about the future of work. We explore everything from the future of learning and education to millennials in the workplace to the freelancer economy and the role of technology in shaping how the workplace is changing. Tune in and enjoy! […]
The Future Employee: How The Role Of The Employee Is Changing And What It Means For Your Organization
The Chief Human Resource Officer of the AARP, John Sigmon, joins me today on the Future of Work Podcast. We talk about what it means to be an employee in the future of work. We discuss the very definition of what being an employee is, and how it is changing. John describes with personal detail, how an employee would view their career path when it comes to working for a company. The role of the employee is changing. Organizations need to think differently about the expectation of employees to settle at one company for a long amount of time. Most positions are changing into more dynamic and flexible roles. Many distinctions of employee types are becoming less defined as organizations are looking to the future, and changing as fast as the world around them. […]
How Important Is Connectivity To You?
This episode of The Future in 5 was filmed in Goa, which I can only describe as an “Indian Hawaii.” One of the things that amazes me here in India, is that no matter where you are, you will see some form of connectivity. Even in the most poverty-stricken areas you will see satellite dishes strapped to make-shift shelters. This caused me to think about connectivity, and how important it is for everyone.
Why We Need More Diversity In Our Organizations
Today’s very special Future in Five comes to you from the Taj Mahal in India! Being in front of the Taj Mahal is inspiring, because so many different people from all over the world come together to see this amazing site. This caused me to reflect on the importance of diversity in the workplace. […]