Last week, I had the privilege of giving a keynote at The Future of Work Conference in Boston. It’s the ultimate conference for transforming the world of work through inspired leadership.
HR professionals and thought leaders at the forefront of transformation shared how to drive business forward in the 21st century. It was a thought provoking and exhilarating two days.
Over the weekend, I selected one quote or concept from my fellow speakers to share with you.
If you’d like to see a collection of all tweets under the #FutureWork2015, you can find them here.
- Gloria Burke, Senior Director of Enterprise Strategies: “Some CEOs say smart phones are a distraction. 30 years ago, CEOs also said the internet was a distraction.”
- Andy Jankowski, Founder and Managing Director of Enterprise Strategies: “The agony of change is the start of something good.”
- Mark Edgar, HR Director of RSA Canada: “In 75% of organizations, HR is responsible for the future of work strategy, but it can only play this critical role if it has credibility.”
- Jonathan Kroll, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Leadership and Training: “Relationships are the currency of power. They exist at the deepest levels when we know a person’s name.”
- David Tunnah, Director of Growth Leaders Network: “Change the question from ‘How are you doing today?’ to ‘How are you growing today?”’
- Santiago Jaramillo, CEO and Founder of Bluebridge: “The annual employee survey is dead. If you’re still polling your employees once a year just to check a box, you’re missing out on what true feedback is all about.”
- Gary Keil, Director of Growth Leaders Network: “Talk about being blissfully unaware. Humans have access to a total sensory input of 13,000,000 bits per second. Yet, we are aware of only 15-20 bits per second.”
- Kerry Brown, Evangelist and Thought Leader at SAP: “Cutting organizational complexity in half would free up 447 million hours per year in US alone. Complexity drives resources – search for simplicity.”
- Ashley Czubak, Program Manager at Whirlpool Corporation Sales Academy: “91% of millennials expect to stay in a job less than 3 years. Our Real Whirled training program has graduated 430 sales team members and a pipeline of future leaders.”
The Future of Work conference was one of the top five events I have ever attended. I think this tweet from Kerry Brown put it best, “Why I love my job – wicked smart people and fascinating conversations.” If you’re interested in staying on top of the conversation, you might want to join the Future of Work Community. Check it out here.
Question: Who is responsible for the future of work in your organization?
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