Jacob Morgan is a three-time best-selling author, keynote speaker and futurist who explores the future of work and employee experience. He is also the founder of The Future of Work University, an online education and training platform that helps future proof individuals and organizations by teaching them the skills they need to succeed in the future of work. You can learn more at FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. His new book on the future of leadership is coming out September 2019.
The Experiential Organization: How The Best Organizations Are Winning the War for Talent and Crushing the Competition
Investment in employee engagement has never been higher yet scores have never been lower, how can that be the case? For decades we have been investing in short-term “adrenaline shot” programs such free food or work from home Friday’s 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 Instead of forcing people into outdated workplace practices the world’s top companies are redesigning work around their people by focusing on three environments: culture, technology, and the physical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.
Key points discussed:
- Why and how the workplace is changing
- The three employee experience environments: culture, physical space, and technology
- Employee experience versus employee engagement
- 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
The Future of Leadership
Most leadership discussions and research focus on the present, however in this rapidly changing world we must focus on what it will take to be a great leader in the next 10 years. This presentation is based on Jacob’s new groundbreaking book coming out at the end of 2019 which is based on interviews with over 100 CEOs around the world and a general population survey of thousands of people. The outcome of this research reveals the most crucial skills and mindsets that individuals must possess if they want to be effective leaders in the future of work. In this talk Jacob will share insights from his CEO interviews and research, along with plenty of stories, examples, and frameworks for how the audience can be great future leaders.
Key points discussed:
- Trends shaping the future of leadership
- Most crucial skills for the future of leadership
- Most crucial mindsets for the future of leadership
- The greatest challenges that leaders of the future will face
- How organizations can cultivate future leaders
- Current organizational readiness for the future of leadership
Us or Them?: The Role of Robots, Automation, and Humans in the Future of Work
The concept of AI and automation isn’t new, for thousands of years humans have been obsessed with trying to create “things” that are better, faster, and stronger than us. Author Pamela McCorduck said that AI is “our wish to forge the gods,” but what happens when that wish finally comes true? As the speed of technology progress continues to accelerate and as AI becomes more capable, what does that mean for humans and for jobs? Research shows that millions of jobs around the world are at risk of being automated but the business leaders that Jacob works with and interviews are saying the exact opposite, so who do we believe? In this exciting talk Jacob will explore the history of AI, the current research and trends fueling the AI debate, and the most crucial skills and jobs that we as humans can possess to thrive in a technology and AI driven world.
Key points discussed:
- How AI has evolved over the years and where we are today
- Recent AI research
- Multiple perspectives of the AI debate (job creation and destruction)
- Real-life examples and stories of companies using AI
- Leadership in a technology driven world
- Skills for the future
The Future of...Exploring the Future of Your Industry
As a futurist Jacob has delivered keynotes on everything from the future of finance to the future of healthcare. By applying futurist frameworks and models Jacob is able to paint a picture of the key trends driving your industry and what the future of your industry may actually look like. Jacob will also provide some advice on what your organization or audience can do to prepare for the future.
Key points discussed:
- Future scenarios for your industry
- Potential challenges you will have to overcome
- Trends shaping your industry
- What you can do to prepare for the future
“If you want one of the world’s top minds on the future of work and employee experience then hire Jacob! We brought him in to deliver a keynote for our executive customers to get them to think differently about how they build and design their organizations for the future. His talk was unique, inspiring, informative, and fun. I highly recommend Jacob!”
“Jacob delivered a great keynote to our international executive team on how to think about and create an organization where people truly want to show up. His talk was funny, informative, and eye-opening. I highly recommend Jacob as a speaker!”
“Jacob kept our 1500 attendees engaged from beginning to end by demonstrating his enthusiasm, humor, and knowledge for how work is changing. Though, it is his style that so clearly helped him connect with our audience. Jacob isn’t so much a “lecturer” as a “friend in conversation” and it was a pleasure to spend time with him and added to our understanding of what is happening to “jobs/ work”. I have no hesitation in saying, Jacob was a great choice to join The Forum 2016 hosted by the National Association Workforce Boards.”
“As a leader focused on the employee experience, leadership and workforce trends, Jacob’s perspectives into the trends of the future workforce are insightful and spot on!”
“Jacob truly is a world leader when it comes to the future of work and employee experience. His keynote was very dynamic and captivating. He excellently opened eyes of the audience on the multifaceted nature of employer expression. Jacob’s keynote was highly inspiring and presented a truly global perspective to our leaders.”