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!
The Disengagement Factory
Can you remember your first “real” job? I don’t mean the one where you worked at a grocery, a movie theater, or a telemarketing agency (I worked at all three). I mean your first job out of college where you had to write cover letters, interview, and negotiate a salary. I remember mine vividlu. After graduating college with honors and a dual B.A. in business management and economics from UC Santa Cruz, I ended up working at a technology company in downtown L.A. I was still living at home with my parents but was very excited to land my first job.
Inside the Offices of LinkedIn
This is a very special episode of The Future in Five where I take a look inside the offices of LinkedIn. I also had a chance to speak with Pat Wadors, HR officer at Linkedin, whom I did a recent podcast with. Pat shared some very interesting insights with me as to why they chose this office style, which allows flexibility for a group of like-minded people solving like-minded problems to come together. We also got a chance to talk a little about Millennials who make up 70% of LinkedIn’s workforce, and her insights on corporate culture. We concluded with Pat giving us a peak into her day, what she’s passionate about, and the amazing places she sees LinkedIn going. We end this episode with a tour of the LinkedIn offices. So tune in and enjoy!
HR and Talent Management: The Top 10 Human Capital Trends for 2015
This Future of Work podcast, I speak with Josh Bersin. Josh started a company called Bersin & Associates, which was acquired by Deloitte and is now known as Bersin by Deloitte. Because Deloitte recently released a report called “Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the new world of work,” I reached out to Josh to talk about what some of these trends are and what that means for us. Josh gives a unique perspective from a “big picture” view as to how these trends are impacting the world of HR and talent. While this podcast is especially relevant to you if you are a HR leader, it is just as relevant to you if you are an employee who is trying to understand how your job is going to change or how your career might change in the future. Be sure to listen in to this fascinating discussion with Josh Bersin on the top human capital trends for 2015!
What Some Of The World’s Leading Companies Can Teach You About The Future Of Work
Last week, the FOWCommunity (that I helped created) held our first future of work forum in San Francisco. We had around 40 attendees that were hosted at the corporate offices of Udemy. The goal of the community and the forum is to bring together the world’s most forward thinking organizations to explore what the future of work is going to look like and what companies are doing to adapt. Members include companies such as: Wells Fargo, Whirlpool, MasterCard, Polycom, Kohl’s, AON, PwC, Accenture, Cisco, Sanofi, Agios, and around 30 other companies. Here are the main takeaways.