Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business, Babson College, and Research Director, Connected Commons
Director Global Learning and Development, Booz Allen Hamilton
The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade, making networks of both formal and informal relationships increasingly the means by which employees create value and drive innovation. Over two decades of work across more than 300 organizations has revealed specific ways that high performers distinguish themselves through network investments.
In this workshop, Rob and David will interactively review these critical network dimensions as well as introduce a series of proven tools that can be quickly deployed to drive results through leadership programs and talent practices.
The session will first focus on ways that high performing leaders manage their teams and units from a collaborative standpoint. In this component we will introduce tools and practices organizations can deploy to help leaders drive unit performance by:
This session will then transition to the personal network practices of more successful employees and leaders and how organizations are cultivating these networks through on-boarding processes and leadership development programs. We will review two core principles of success:
The session will then explore key practices to streamline collaboration and avoid collaboration overload – specifically we will focus on helping leaders identify 4-5 behaviors that can reclaim 18-24% of collaborative time.Participants in this workshop will develop application of these ideas in their organizations through a workbook. In addition, attendees will receive access to the Personal Network Diagnostic and will also employ the new Connected Commons toolkits focused on Transitions and ways that more successful leaders drive engagement by creating Trust, Purpose and Energy in networks.
Professor, University of Souther California Marshall School of Business
Your organization has made the decision to adopt automation and artificial intelligence technologies. Now, you face difficult and stubborn questions about how to implement that decision: How, when, and where should we apply automation in our organization? Is it a stark choice between humans versus machines? How do we stay on top of these technological trends as work and automation continue to evolve?
In this workshop, author, researcher and thought leader John Boudreau will present you with a new set of tools to answer these daunting questions. Transcending the endless debate about humans being replaced by machines, this session will give you an opportunity to apply a new framework that helps smart leaders optimize human-automation combinations that are not only more efficient but also generate higher returns on improved performance.
Based on groundbreaking primary research, the workshop will provide a structured approach to the four distinct steps identified in John Boudreau's new book, "Reinventing Jobs." This framework can help HR leaders and their constituents reinvent how work gets bundled into jobs and create optimal human-machine combinations:
You’ll learn how to continuously reexamine what a job really is, and be armed with the tools for identifying the pivotal performance value of tasks within jobs and how these tasks should be reconstructed into new, more optimal combinations. You’ll walk away with a more precise, planful, and actionable way to decide how, when, and where to apply and optimize work automation, and to have more effective conversations about work automation with leaders and employees.
All conference attendees will receive a copy of John’s new book, Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work.
Co-founder and futurist, i4cp
We are living in an age where the pace of change is relentless. As a result, many of our accepted truths about how society, politics, and the very nature of work are no longer relevant or useful.
This acceleration is forcing organizations to rethink the ways they operate...from strategy, to values, to operating models, to customer expectations, to how work is performed. Shayne Elliott, CEO at ANZ Bank said it best in i4cp’s recent report on organizational agility: “The goal (today) should always be speed from sensing to insight to action.”
This workshop will present several exercises and tools for HR professionals to support senior leadership with these changes:
You'll work with i4cp's futurist to identify real trends affecting work, HR, and business and subsequently develop action plans to anticipate, adapt, and act on those trends.
Vendors and consultants are not permitted to attend.