HBS Managing the Future of Work
By Harvard Business School
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Artificial intelligence. Robotics. The Gig Economy. Globalization. The world is changing at a dizzying pace in ways that will have a profound effect on the economy, jobs and the flow of talent. How will firms cope with the changes ahead and what steps do they need to take today? Each episode features faculty from the world’s leading business school interviewing CEOs, technologists and experts on the bleeding edge discussing how to survive and thrive by managing the future of work.
||CleanEp 11. High school to JP Morgan in seven seconds: How businesses gain an edge by providing ladders of opportunity||There is a deep chasm separating the millions of Americans with limited access to college degrees from professional life. Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up, describes how his organization steps into this void, erecting ladders of...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Collaborate in the classroom, compete on the grid||As regional utilities across the country faced a silver tsunami of retiring workers, they came together as an industry to develop a pipeline of middle skills workers like linesmen and technicians. From identifying critical roles and competencies to...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: How firms are building strategy around AI||As businesses grapple with advancing artificial intelligence they must make strategic choices. Senior McKinsey Partner Scott Rutherford finds that the best companies ask: How can we delight customers? Which functions can we trust to the technology and..||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: What can businesses learn from the present crisis of trust in tech?||Professor Sandra Sucher, an HBS faculty member who has studied trust in business for over a decade, discusses “techlash.” With customers, employees, and governments reacting to transgressions by some of the world’s largest companies, the...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: The CEO of ING Netherlands describes his bank’s agile “big bang”||As customers become more demanding, businesses must work fast to release new products and provide a high-quality customer experience. To keep up, ING took a radical approach one might expect from a Silicon Valley technology company, not a big bank....||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: From hot dogs to helicopters, the Golden Triangle’s workforce transformation||Joe discusses the ins and outs of developing an advanced manufacturing talent pipeline in rural Mississippi with Macaulay Whitaker, the Chief Operating Officer of Golden Triangle Development LINK. She describes how companies like PACCAR,...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Big-game fishing in rural Mississippi: Attracting employers to the Golden Triangle||Joe Fuller speaks with Joe Max Higgins, the CEO of Golden Triangle Development LINK, to discuss how a rural region in Mississippi became an attractive destination for global businesses after several local factories were shut down. Though a small part...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Jobs lost, jobs gained: Focus less on predictions, more on potential||Michael Chui, Senior Partner at McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), and an expert in artificial intelligence, believes that many jobs are going to disappear – including those done by MBAs and doctors – just not as quickly as people think. As he says...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: What really worries the AFL-CIO about the future of work?||Damon Silvers, the Policy Director and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO believes that with the Supreme Court slated to rule on Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees in June-July 2018, financial stability—not...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: What smart employers are doing to prevent degree inflation||HBS professor Joe Fuller’s latest research Dismissed by Degrees shows that when companies start asking for a four-year college degree for jobs that previously did not require one, they not only reduce opportunities for workers but also restrict...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: How Vodafone’s CEO is using AI to transform the way the company works||Vittorio Colao, CEO Vodafone, is bringing about sweeping change at one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. In a conversation with Bill Kerr, Colao shares the management challenge of using bots and advanced technology to transform...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Trailer) Introducing: Managing the Future of Work by Harvard Business School||Harvard Business School Professors Bill Kerr and Joe Fuller talk to leaders grappling with the forces reshaping the nature of work.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Wow. It's fascinating and a little scary to hear how many people will be impacted by automation.
Fascinating and relevant
A fascinating and incredibly relevant take on how businesses, politicians, and society must adapt to the fundamental shifts in the workplace that automation will bring. Love hearing from industry titans themselves such as the Vodafone CEO. Entertaining, informative, and pertinent!
Outstanding Guests and Topics
It’s hard to imagine a more compelling topic for business leaders and workers in today’s economy. Developing a workforce that can overcome the “middle skills” gap requires many stakeholders - labor leaders, business executives and farsighted politicians. This podcast gives you access to people successfully navigating this thorny challenge. Well worth it!