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Transforming The Employee Experience

Transforming The Employee Experience

In today’s new world of work, we have seen a big increase in the requirement for remote working solutions. But it’s not just about being able to connect remotely. Employees need the technology to enable them thrive, remain productive and engaged. The right tools make the business run better. Industry research shows that those who have enhanced flexibility in how, when, and where they work are 60 to 80 percent more productive than those who lack that flexibility. By enabling…

The Future of Work: Digital, Human and Connected

The Future of Work: Digital, Human and Connected

As the world begins to reopen, Salesforce executives share how it is approaching the future of the office, the technology that facilitates hybrid work, and how putting employees at the center of the equation will create success from anywhere. While many employees now enjoy the flexibility of working from anywhere, many also crave face-to-face connection. Hallway conversations, coffee breaks, and team happy hours are happening virtually. And with the employees’ primary hub for connection – the office – not yet…

Introducing WTF, What’s the Future, a Podcast that Explores the Future of…

Introducing WTF, What’s the Future, a Podcast that Explores the Future of…

In 2019 and early 2020, I worked on plans to launch a new podcast based on the title of my book, What’s the Future of Business (WTF for short). I pre-recorded an entire series and planned on dropping the first season Netflix style. The idea was to surprise everyone with a lineup of shows with amazing guests to binge at will. With LifeSCALE in full swing plus big life changes I was working on at the time, oh yeah, and then…

The Future of Work: New Salesforce Research Reveals How Organizations Should Work in a Post-Pandemic Economy

The Future of Work: New Salesforce Research Reveals How Organizations Should Work in a Post-Pandemic Economy

Salesforce published its first data-driven “Global Stakeholder Series: Future of Work, Now” research visualized using Tableau.  The research explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping people’s attitudes about current work environments and their perceptions on the future of work. Employees now expect their employers to employ strategies for positive, long-term change. This research is meant to provide insights into where organizations can reimagine the future of work, now. Research Highlights Working from anywhere is the new norm, but more access to…

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Ah, the days when we could travel for to conferences. I’d like to share one fond memory with you because this topic is only more relevant in a post-pandemic world. I was invited to give a keynote presentation at Social Business Forum X in Milan.  The theme of the presentation was the importance of building a digital culture to compete in an era of “digital Darwinism.” At the center of it, is not technology, it’s a renewed human-centered approach to employee…

Rewired for Distractions vs. Rewiring for Intent

Rewired for Distractions vs. Rewiring for Intent

Part of me wishes that LifeScale was released in 2020. I know, I know, it’s not the most popular year. But it is the year that we were, en masse, informed about our “social dilemma” and also further thrust into living a digital-first life at work and at home, which basically became the same thing, i.e. WFH, WFHLife, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, et al. Early in 2020, as lockdowns were in their initial onset (in some…

A Conversation About Innovation in Times of Great Uncertainty: The Future of Business and Work in a Post-Pandemic Economy

A Conversation About Innovation in Times of Great Uncertainty: The Future of Business and Work in a Post-Pandemic Economy

One month before the world shut down as a result of COVID-19, I was in Mumbai, keynoting the incredible NASSCOM Technology and Leadership forum. My topics were on the promise of Quantum computing and also a separate convention on the humanity of disruptive technology. You can view my presentation on Quantum here. Shortly after returning home, safely, I partnered once again with the NASSCOM team as part of their #AskAnExpert series on Twitter. The conversation was fast, action-packed, and covered…

Ten Digital Years Ahead: What Does the World Look Like on the Other Side of AI and Quantum Computing?

Ten Digital Years Ahead: What Does the World Look Like on the Other Side of AI and Quantum Computing?

While in Mumbai to keynote the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership forum, I had a chance to sit down with Suresh Venkat. What an incredible conversation! We explored the role Quantum computing will play in our world. We also discussed technology’s evolving impact on business, markets, and society. I hope you find our discussion helpful! If you’re interested in my presentation on quantum computing, it’s available here. Thank you!  

AI and Automation Present a Choice for a Post-COVID World: Business as Usual or Business Unusual

AI and Automation Present a Choice for a Post-COVID World: Business as Usual or Business Unusual

Today, we stand at a crossroad where we can go in one of two directions: perish in ‘business as usual’ or thrive in ‘business unusual.’  Automation Anywhere is helping the world automater epetitive tasks through RPA (repetitive process automation). They’re doing so to reduce the everyday, menial tasks of employees to free them up for more creative and imaginative tasks and also to staff the jobs of the future…today. I was asked to speak on this subject at this year’s…

Digital Transformation in 2021 and Beyond – A Prediction

Digital Transformation in 2021 and Beyond – A Prediction

Salesforce executives shared their 2021 predictions for the future of work, digital transformation, and business innovation. While there will always be unknowns, Salesforce executives believe there are important scenarios and technologies businesses must plan for in their approach to the new year. What’s clear is that the opportunities for transformation and innovation are not only abundant, but also focused on a digital imperative. Brian Solis, Salesforce’s Global Innovation Evangelist was also included in the mix of important predictions. Serving the…

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