The Future-Proof Workplace (Hardcover)

Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose

By Linda Sharkey, Morag Barrett, Marshall Goldsmith (Foreword by)

Wiley, 9781119287575, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2017

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Face the future on the crest of the wave while the rest are pulled under

The Future-Proof Workplace is a survival guide for the new realities of business. The future is no longer some far-off destination; it is here, right now, and already changing the way we work. Historically, the sea-changes have advanced humanity and inspired us to reach even further; from the Dark Ages to the Age of Enlightenment, from agrarian to industrial societies--and today is no different. But only those who are ready for the changes will come out thriving. This book highlights the changes already taking place around us: the transition from skills to knowledge, the neuroscience approach to leadership and motivation, galloping technical advances, and more. Whether you're a CEO, a leader or manager, or just trying to survive the chaos, this invaluable guide is your wake-up call--the future is now.

The new forces emerging must be understood now if your organization is to succeed. This book details the transformation every business must make to turn upheaval into opportunity.

  • Discover how emerging technologies and neuroscience research are already impacting the way we work
  • Learn how yesterday's biases are being replaced by modern values, culture, and relationships
  • Consider the "heart" of your organization, and whether it can stand up to the purpose-driven paradigm of the future
  • Find new achievement in the new organizational structure, and examine models that are already emerging

Everyone knows that changes are needed--and fast. The question is: which changes, and how? The Future-Proof Workplace maps the transformation, and gives you an itinerary for each step of the way.

About the Author

DR. LINDA SHARKEY is a Founding Member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group, a premier executive coaching organization. Her clients include Boeing, GE, NetApp, Sodexo, Key Bank, Sanofi, and Lexis Nexis. MORAG BARRETT is CEO of SkyeTeam, an international leadership development company. At last count Morag has worked with more than 3,000 leaders in 20 countries, including Google, Scholastic, Microsoft, DexMedia, Topgolf, Level 3 Communications, and Denver Art Museum.