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Table of Contents
Why the Future of Work is All About Choice 5
21st Century World of Work: Reputation-Based Culture Powered by Blockchain
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace 13
Job Losses or Job Creation is the Wrong Question 16
What Does the Theater of Dreams Have To Do With the Future of Work? 19
“You’ve come a long way, baby.” One person’s struggle to work remotely. 24
Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workforce 28
The Empowered CHRO 32
Corporations’ Role in Social Sustainability 35
Why the Future of Work is All About Choice
by Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR
Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR is the Global VP of Workplace Vitality for
Mars Drinks and the author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work:
A Guide for Leaders and Organizations which focuses on work-life
fulfillment. Mars Drinks creates great-tasting moments at work and is a
100% workplace dedicated segment of Mars, Incorporated. Mars Drinks
supports businesses who want to provide great working environments for
their people by inspiring workplace engagement, collaboration, productivity
21st Century World of Work: Reputation-Based
Culture Powered by Blockchain Technology
by Gianpaolo Barozzi and Tom Lamberty
1. Reputation in Agile Talent Marketplaces
2. Reputation’s Dimensions and Integrator
3. Where Culture meets Technology
4. Testing the Ground
6. A New Industry Standard
Gianpaolo Barozzi is an HR Sr Director within the Cisco Global Talent
Management organization. His current responsibilities include enterprise-
wide leadership for career enablement, management development and
internal talent marketplace. Gianpaolo is based in Milan, Italy, and holds a
degree in Physics. His passion for science, design thinking and the blend of
theory and experiments is the foundation of his characteristic innovative
and future-looking professional forma mentis.
Tom joined Cisco in 2011 in the role of a Human Resources Manager focusing
on innovation enablement and recently people leadership. He has a
background as an HR Consultant with Hewitt Associates and held a broad
range of HR roles with Siemens beforehand.
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the
by Connie Chan
A Quick Guide to WDI
1: Understand that WDI is About More Than Race and Gender
2: Create a Truly Inclusive Workplace
3: Utilize Multiple Channels that Produce Measurable Results
4: Diversity and Inclusion Begin with Leadership
5: WDI Drives Innovation and Growth
@_cchan and @fowcommunity
Connie is the Co-Founder of The FOW Community, a peer-to-peer brand network dedicated
to exploring the future of work and consisting of the world’s most forward thinking
organizations. She cofounded the FOW Community to enable and facilitate the transfer
and sharing of knowledge related to future of work trends. Until recently, Connie was
Principal and Cofounder of Chess Media Group, a management consultancy focused on
enterprise collaboration and the future of work. She now draws on over 15 years of
marketing, management and consulting experience to lead the business operations,
overseeing all strategic initiatives from end-to-end, while continuing to rethink and
reinvent the workplace.
Job Losses or Job Creation is the Wrong Question
The real question is how we are going to transition, how you and me will transition
by Dany de Grave
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The question to ask is how we are going to transition out of the
economic world we’ve known for so long?
What can I do to prepare for tomorrow?
Dany de Grave
Dany is an engineer trained in biology with 20+ years of industry experience
at leading global vaccine companies GSK and Sanofi Pasteur. He contributed
to the R&D and regulatory submission of both companies’ line of vaccines
for children, adolescents and adults. Next to vaccine projects he developed
and lead change initiatives like “Project M: An Experiment in New Ways of
Working, Inspiring Engagement, Unleashing Talents” for which the team
received multiple international awards. Dany’s current focus is the use of
Artificial Intelligence in vaccine product development.
What Does the Theater of Dreams Have To Do With
the Future of Work?
by Simon J. Elliot
Making the Journey Part of the Experience
The Consumerization of Work
Unlocking the Workforce Potential
Unlocking this untapped workforce is potentially one of the greatest
opportunities of our time.
Enterprises still need a place to call home.
Six Key Insights to Creating a Place That People Want to Be
Can the workplace learn from this and make the experience the best it
can possibly be whether at the office, on the road, or at home? Surely
technology can help support this drive.
Turning Spaces Into Places
Build It and They Will Come
2 Key Measures of the Success of Your Workplace Experience Design
Emotionally Connected Companies Are More Likely to Thrive
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Simon J. Elliot is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Member of The
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Future of Work Community.
He works with some of the most interesting companies in the world, crafting
their employee amenities solutions—ranging from food, fitness, health and
wellness, concierge services, c-stores, employee transportation, hair,
beauty, employee stores to on-campus banking, postal, childcare, family
days, on-site farms—and more. Simon is currently director of business
development for Aramark and LifeWorks Hospitality Group. He is based in
San Francisco and has global experience in the U.K., Europe, Australasia,
Asia, North America, and South America.
“You’ve come a long way, baby.” One person’s
struggle to work remotely.
by Antoinette Forth
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@Anton4th and @WalkaboutCo
Antoinette Forth, entrepreneur, mentor and strategic advisor, is the cofounder
of Walkabout Collaborative LLC a private talent cloud for executive
independent workers and management consulting firm preparing mid-size
companies to scale. In response to the needs of their virtual workforce,
Walkabout created the Walkabout Office, an online workplace software
where remote teams can come together every day to collaborate. Learn
more about her company at walkaboutco.com.
Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workforce
by Myndi Garrett
What’s the difference?
1. Leadership is not about the leader, it’s about the people being led.
2. Create an environment of curiosity and learning. Make it ok for
employees to not know all of the answers. Not knowing isn’t the
same thing as ignorance.
3. Bring people on your leadership journey—it’s a journey that is best
4. Be clear in your communication—feedback is a gift if given with the
right intentions and delivered clearly and thoughtfully.
5. Have integrity in your word by keeping your commitments.
Myndi Garrett holds an MBA in Leadership and is passionate about creating
great employee experiences. She works for Cisco’s Workforce Experience
practice where she drives a strategy that leverages industry experts in HR,
Talent Management, Facilities, Corporate Real Estate and IT to great
employee experiences in Cisco’s customer’s environments.
The Empowered CHRO
by John W. Sigmon
CEOs and CHROs: Crucial Allies and Potential Successors
experiences, behaviors, and accomplishments
John W. Sigmon
John Sigmon has nearly 20 years of human resources leadership with a
focus on strategic innovation and business improvement within for-profit,
not-for-profit, and public sector organizations. He has proven successes in
effectively integrating human resources into the organizational fabric. He
currently leads enterprise HR with expertise that extends beyond human
resources and demonstrates an understanding of the entire enterprise. He
cultivates relationships by providing a nimble HR platform capable of
meeting AARP’s dynamic needs.
Corporations’ Role in Social Sustainability
by Wendy Smith
as a whole
Wendy Smith is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, and there’s nothing she’s
more passionate about than challenging old paradigms, especially when it
means helping others to learn, grow, and achieve their goals, while having
fun while doing so. Today, she is blessed with the opportunity to channel this
passion through her role at NCR as Global Head of Talent Experiences.
Tasked with creating the most exceptional employee experiences to win
over the hearts and minds of her fellow NCR employees, Wendy and her
team have received several external awards for key programs they
developed, including the Workforce Optimus, CLO Learning in Practice,
CandE, and Asia Best Employer Brand awards.
Wendy is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt who has been at NCR for 16
years. She touts experience in HRIS, CI/CX, HR Shared Services, Global
Learning, Employer Branding, Recruitment Marketing, Employee
Engagement, Onboarding, and Employee Experience (EX). In 2015, Wendy
was named a Workforce Game-Changer, which recognizes the next
generation of innovative, dynamic leaders to watch in human resources and