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2018 HR Strategy Forum

Work Inc 2028

Paving the way for the next decade


27 February, London


From the rise of social media and the birth of the smart phone, to the emergence of the internet of things and the gig economy - all these innovations have only happened in the last decade, yet they have had an extraordinary and confounding impact on the way we live and work.

In today’s workplace AI, automation, disruption, agility, passion and purpose have become the new defining realities and this is only the start.

  • What innovations are on the horizon and how will they transform our notion of work?

  • How can organisations prepare for a future that we can barely define?

  • How do organisations adapt in order to accommodate the new work ecosystem?

  • What is the leader’s role in managing the workforce of the future?

Join us at the IET London on 27 February as we examine the factors that will reshape the workplace of 2028, and the steps leaders and organisations need to take ensure they survive and thrive over the next decade.


A number of London Business School’s world renowned academics and leading experts will be speaking on the day including:

  • Michael Davies who will look forward to 2028, exploring the potential changes and how to navigate them successfully

  • Tammy Erickson who will share insights the role of our leaders in shaping and leading the future workforce

  • Dan Cable who will preview his latest research featured in his new book ‘Alive at Work’, which explores how to effectively embed the new keys skills and learnings into employees and organisations

  • Lynda Gratton who will explore current talent trends and the shift to lifelong learning

More faculty and guest speakers to be announced.

About the HR Strategy Forum

This annual London Business School Executive Education event brings together world-class academics and leaders at the forefront of management thinking and practice to discuss the latest in strategic organisational development.

Our exclusive interactive Forum provides senior HR, Learning and Development and Strategy leaders with unique insights and practical takeaways, all designed to help shape the future of their company.

Please note that this is an invite only event. For more details about the event, contact the Events team at

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The Future-Proofed Organisation

This event was held at the iconic Science Museum and brought together many of our leading faculty with more than 100 senior learning and development executives, to talk about the challenges companies need to deal with to ensure their businesses are future proofed.

Breakout sessions included:

  • Talent Challenge: The future of talent with Tammy Erickson, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Organisational Insights: Developing strategy for value creation withYiorgos Mylonadis, Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Personal Perspective: Influencing without authority with Niro Sivanathan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Talent Challenge: The emotions of competitive advantage with Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Chair of Organisational Behaviour Faculty

  • Organisational Insights: Shaping strategy execution: the top team’s role with Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Personal Perspective: The 100 year life with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice; Executive Education Faculty Director


How can organisations attract and keep the best people?

According to Professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, they all face the task of building and maintaining authenticity.

The Forum asked the question: What does an authentic organisation look like?

At the event, where speakers included the Global Head of Culture at Barclays, the Chief Learning Officer at global consulting firm AT Kearney and the Head of People and Organisations at Novo Nordisk, the professors summarised their answer, based on a simple acronym: DREAMS.

D - Difference beyond Diversity – “I want to work somewhere I can be myself”
R - Radical honesty – “Tell me the truth before someone else does”
E - Extra Value – “Add value to me, don’t exploit me”
A - Authenticity – “mean what you say and say what you mean”
M - Meaning – “I want a meaningful job in an organisation which itself has meaning”
S - Simple Rules – “I want simple agreed rules, not a fog of bureaucracy”

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