What's nEXt: Why you need to think like a futurist about the future of work


  • Jason Lauritsen, Author, and Consultant, Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert
  • Rebecca Ryan, Resident Futurist, Alliance for Innovation
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM EST

We’ve been talking about the “future of work” for a looooong time. And yet, work looks pretty much the same today as it did in the 1980s. For example…

  • We still have offices (although more people telecommute and work remotely.) We still have office hours (although we now work in multi-national teams around the clock.) We still have layered bureaucracy and discrimination that hide underperformers and talent chokers in plain sight. (Hello, #MeToo)

Traditional strategic planning relies heavily on what is happening now and what has happened in the past to prepare for the future. Futurist and Author, Rebecca Ryan, will join this month’s webcast to share why truly preparing for the future requires a different approach called strategic foresight. We will discuss and learn about how she helps her clients prepare for and manifest the future.

We will discuss these questions and more:

  • What is a futurist?
  • Why is it so hard (yet so important) to think about the future in a constructive way?
  • What is strategic foresight and how is it different than strategic planning?
  • What tools can we use to apply strategic foresight to our work?
Webcast Presenter
Jason Lauritsen
Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author, and consultant. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.
Rebecca Ryan
She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government (2015), ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013)..