Today, Jacob Morgan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of work, employee experience, and how the workplace is changing. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who advises business leaders and organizations around the world. His new book for Wiley doesn’t have a name yet but it’s coming out March 2017 and will be about how to create an organization where people want to show up, not need to show up. Jacob’s previous book was The Future of Work, which explored how the workplace is changing and what organizations need to do to adapt. Prior to that he wrote, The Collaborative Organization, a strategic guide for how organizations can successfully deploy social collaboration tools.
Jacob is also the co-founder of The Future of Work Community, a global innovation council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations exploring the new world of work. Members include over 60 brands and senior leaders who represent them.
In addition Jacob hosts “The Future of Work Podcast”, a weekly show where he interviews senior executives at the world’s top organizations to find out what they are doing to adapt to the future of work. His Youtube series, The Future in 5, explores the latest trends and ideas on how the workplace is changing in short 5 minute snippets. Jacob also has regular columns for both Forbes and INC Magazine.
Jacob’s work has been endorsed and supported all over the world by leaders such as the CEO of SAP, President of Turner International, CEO of Schneider Electric, CEO of Whirlpool, Owner of the Golden State Warriors, Global Chairman of KPMG, CIO of the United States of America, Founder of Atari, and dozens of others. He has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Glamour, the MIT Sloan Management Review, and USA Today.
- The Future Leader: 9 Leadership Skills & Mindsets for the Future of Work
How do you lead in a rapidly changing world where it’s clear that what worked in the past won’t work in the present or the future? To answer this question, Jacob interviewed over 140 of the world’s top CEOs from companies like Oracle, Unilever, Best Buy, Kaiser, Audi, Verizon, and MasterCard and surveyed nearly 14,000 employees in partnership with LinkedIn. Jacob was able to identify a new arsenal of 9 skills and mindsets that leaders must possess if they want to guide themselves, their people, and their organizations to success. Whether you’re a leader of self or a leader of a multi-billion dollar company, “The Notable 9” are essential for you to learn and master. This talk is filled with plenty of exclusive stories, insights, and research that will make sure attendees can lead and thrive in the future of work.
-Learn the trends shaping the future of leadership and how they are going to impact you and your business
-Discover the 9 most crucial mindsets & skills that leaders need to possess-
-Get strategies and tips for how to practice “The Notable 9”
-Learn the 1% a day leadership strategy
-Uncover the current leadership crisis that we are experiencing today and how to solve it
- The Future of Work
The world of work is changing, but what is the future going to look like and what should we be doing to prepare and shape that future? Many are concerned with the impact of AI and automation and jobs but these concepts aren’t new. Humans have long been obsessed with trying to create “things” that are better, faster, and stronger than us. But what happens when that wish finally comes true? In this exciting talk Jacob will talk about the trends shaping the future of work, the role that technology will play, the most crucial skills and mindsets for us to possess to thrive, and what this new world means for humans.
-How the world of work is changing
-How technology needs to be used to augment humans, not replace them
-What does the future of work look like?
-The evolution of AI and how we got to where we are today
-What you can do to shape the future
- The Experiential Organization: Creating a Company Where Employees Want, Not Need to Show up to Work
For decades we have been investing in short-term “adrenaline shot” programs such free food or work-from-home Fridays with no impact for employees or the organization. Instead of forcing people into outdated workplace practices the world’s top companies are redesigning work around their people by focusing on three environments: culture, technology, and the physical workspace. Based on Jacob’s ongoing research of 252 organizations, he will share why employee experience is the next big area of investment, what the top companies are doing, and how you can go about creating an Experiential Organization. The future of work is all about the employee experience.
-Why and how the workplace is changing
-Employee experience vs. employee engagement
-The three employee experience environments: culture, physical space, and technology
-How to design and create employee experiences
-What some of the world’s most forward-thinking organizations are doing
-What employees care about most in the workplace