“Everything is changing, as you know, Dr. Sharkey. What we know as the future of work today could be different tomorrow. This intimidates many of my employees. They fear a robot will take over or a better-trained candidate will move in to claim their role. I’ve heard a lot about lifetime learning mindsets, but I don’t know how to make it a true part of my employees’ experiences. Can you guide me on this?”
"Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’ve been reading various articles lately that say companies are no longer requiring employees to have a college degree. Apple, Google, Whole Foods, and Hilton are among the trendsetters. Do you think this is a positive movement going forward?"
“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! I like to consider myself a modern leader. I’m always looking to keep up with trends to support my employees. However, oftentimes, I find myself needing more support. The future of AI is obviously bright. Do you think it is something I should be turning to? If so, how can it support me and my traditional leadership needs?”
“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! The new year is in full swing. This means new workplace trends are already succeeding (or failing). To be the best leader, I want to fully understand what trends are making a big impact early on in 2019 that are improving how workplaces are running and what employee needs leaders are focusing on right now. What are some trends you see in the works and how do I stay on top of them all year long?”
Employee communication efforts are constantly evolving. Now that the New Year is officially in full swing, it’s time to re-evaluate your employee communication goals and set new plans in motion.
“Dr. Sharkey, my employees and I love celebrating the holidays. Our office is full of spirit and cheer during these times, but year-after-year I notice that once the holiday season is over, our productivity slows and sales are lacking. How can I address this post-holiday slump and give my team a boost?”
“Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’m a big believer in educational development opportunities. In preparing our young talent for the future, I’m realizing we don’t have a specific course of action for communication development. With so much technology, I think it’s something we overlooked as a necessity. Do you believe it’s important to educate leaders (current and future) on how to communicate or is it a skill technology will make obsolete?”
“I’m proud to say my company has been working toward diversity and inclusion for many years. It’s a process we want to take into the future and continue improving. But with so many genders, ethnicities, and generations in one organization, it’s challenging to improve the overall employee experience. How can I keep everyone on my team actively engaged and give each person the best possible employee experience?”
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Every month, leadership expert Dr. Linda Sharkey answers your most burning questions about future-proofing your workplace. Dr. Sharkey is widely acknowledged as one of the world's preeminent thought leaders on global leadership development, and her book, The Future-Proof Workplace, proves the future is here and is altering the way leaders and their teams work.