The Future of Work

with Jacob Morgan

A weekly show where Jacob has in-depth discussions with senior executives and business leaders around the world on the future of work.


Why Culture Is The Greatest Competitive Advantage In Business Today

My guest this week for the Future of Work podcast is Hal Halliday, the Chief People Officer at Infusionsoft. Infusionsoft is a sales and marketing automation company, specifically focused on small businesses. They have around 700 employees and are headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Infusionsoft stands out for having won many awards being a ‘Best Place to Work’ for different topics such as Women and Millennials, and received numerous awards for all around excellence. As the Chief People Officer, Hal speaks on why culture is the greatest competitive advantage in business today. Hal leads a team that helps design many of the things Infusionsoft is implementing to create a great corporate culture. […]

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The Importance Of Being Social Inside And Outside Of Your Company

My guest this week for the Future of Work Podcast is Dr. J.R. Reagan, the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Deloitte. We speak on the importance of being social inside and outside of a company. While Dr. Regan’s title alludes that he would not advocate for being social outside of a company, this is not the case. There are advantages to using multiple types of social media that can benefit a company and individual employees. While there are many traditional ways of completing tasks, working and doing the same tasks just because of tradition is not the most beneficial. Using internal social tools can assist in modernizing an organization and connecting with the emerging workforce. […]

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Why The Gig Economy Is The Future Of Work

Today’s guest on the Future of Work podcast is Micha Kaufmann, the CEO of Fiverr. Fiverr started as a website where you could get any digital task done for $5. Now, it is becoming a true freelance marketplace with bundled gigs. Organizations are flocking to the website, as well as, individuals who are looking to hire or become freelancers. With the popularity of websites like Fiverr, Micha and I discuss why the gig economy is the future of work. […]

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Why Self – Developing Organizations And Individualized Learning Is The Future Of Work

This week’s episode of the Future of Work Podcast features two very special guests from Skillsoft. Skillsoft is a technology company that produces learning management systems and the content that goes with them. My two guests are Jerry Nine, the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Skillsoft, and John Ambrose, who is the Senior VP of Strategy and Corporate Development. We speak on self-developing organizations and individualized learning. Self developing organizations and focus on learning is a huge part of the future of work.[…]

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Why Every Company Should Be A Platform Company

My guest for this week’s Future of Work podcast is Régis Mulot. Régis is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Staples. We speak on why every company should be a platform company. A platform company partners and incorporates technology from multiple corporations, partners, nonprofits, and educational institutions, to name a few. While this concept is not new, it is growing and evolving. Instead of only concentrating on what is going on inside a company, the focus is shifted to building networks outside of the organization. These networks assist in building a stronger, more profitable platform company.[…]

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The Future Employee: How The Role Of The Employee Is Changing And What It Means For Your Organization

The Chief Human Resource Officer of the AARP, John Sigmon, joins me today on the Future of Work Podcast. We talk about what it means to be an employee in the future of work. We discuss the very definition of what being an employee is, and how it is changing. John describes with personal detail, how an employee would view their career path when it comes to working for a company. The role of the employee is changing. Organizations need to think differently about the expectation of employees to settle at one company for a long amount of time. Most positions are changing into more dynamic and flexible roles. Many distinctions of employee types are becoming less defined as organizations are looking to the future, and changing as fast as the world around them. […]

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The Talent Driven Economy with Tara Sinclair

This week on The Future of Work Podcast, my guest is Tara Sinclair. Tara is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The George Washington University and Chief Economist at Together, we look at the talent driven economy, which is the talent pool that is increasing and what that means for the future of work. The talent driven economy effects everyone, whether you have a job, or are looking for one. Tara shares her insights on what job seekers desire, and what opportunities and fields we are seeing growth in for available jobs. […]

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The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

This week’s guest on the Future of Work Podcast is William Davies. William Davies is the author of a book called The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being. He is also the Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. This is a very interesting topic, as engagement, health, happiness, and wellness are all topics that many companies are discussing and investing millions of dollars in.

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