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The New Future of Work and the Importance of Self-Care, Well-Being, and Digital Wellness

The New Future of Work and the Importance of Self-Care, Well-Being, and Digital Wellness

SO SO SO EXCITED…   In remote and hybrid work, we’re getting things done in new ways and reinventing the #FutureofWork at every step. We are also learning about our needs, to be not only productive, but also what we need to do differently to be happy, successful, and well. Now more than ever, we need to learn and practice new forms of self-care, well-being, and digital wellness as digital will only become more pervasive (and sometimes invasive) in our…

More Intelligent Tomorrow: The New Economy Will Require Empathy

More Intelligent Tomorrow: The New Economy Will Require Empathy

Henry Ford famously said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” So how do you find novel approaches to solving old problems? More Intelligent Tomorrow host Dave Anderson sits down with Brian Solis to talk about interesting ways to get creative solutions to our long-standing challenges. Please listen to the full podcast here. Dave Anderson is a keynote speaker, tech evangelist, and podcast host with a refreshing perspective on marketing, analytics, and…

Zoom’s Work Transformation Summit: Humanizing the Customer Experience

Zoom’s Work Transformation Summit: Humanizing the Customer Experience

Zoom is part of our everyday life now, creating new windows into work, entertainment, education, and augmenting how we communicate with one another and how we experience events and engagements…together. I was honored to join Zoom’s Work Transformation Summit and have the opportunity to share the virtual stage with Chief Product Officer Oded Gal. The event explored “how to deliver impactful customer experiences” in  hybrid world, one where virtual interactions are the new normal and digital- and mobile-first behaviors open…

The Escalating Dilemma of Executive Out-of-Touchness

The Escalating Dilemma of Executive Out-of-Touchness

A few years ago, my dear friend Stowe Boyd reached out to ask an important question in regards to future of work and business transformation. His goal was to cast the light directly on the (r)evolution lead by those who want change within the organization and also expose (and inspire) those who don’t. It’s a subject I’ve extensively studied over the years. In fact, I recently published “The Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto” to help those fighting for change learn the…

Generation Novel hybrid workers bring new demands and risks

Generation Novel hybrid workers bring new demands and risks

During the pandemic, Brian Solis’ research at Salesforce led him to coin two important trends, the Novel Economy and Generation-Novel, to describe how the pandemic reshaped customer behaviors to set the stage for a hybrid post-COVID 19 economy. Ariba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, cites his research in a new report, “A hybrid workplace for a hybrid workforce: Is your business ready to support Generation Novel?” As coined by digital analyst Brian Solis, those who belong to Generation Novel are…

The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

At CongaConnect, Brian Solis joined Serena Williams as keynote speakers. In his speech, Brian shared lessons from LifeSCALE: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life, for all leaders and employees to thrive in this new hybrid, work from anywhere world. His presentation is available online here [registration may be required]. Presentation Overview While working digitally, it’s easy to forget we’re all human and that what we see on the screen doesn’t always reveal what people are really…

Humanizing AI, Automation, Robotics, and the Future of Business

Humanizing AI, Automation, Robotics, and the Future of Business

My friend Rob O’Regan is my editor at CIO. He invited me to participate in a clever video series produced by CIO and Lenovo, Late Night I.T. When he told me that the show would be hosted by Emmy-nominated host, and my good friend, Baratunde Thurston, I jumped in with both feet. Our particular episode focused on the state and future of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and robotics. I was was joined by Anima Anandkumar, Director of Machine Learning Research, NVIDIA and…

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…

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