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Work Inc. 2028: Paving the way for the next decade

This event was held at the IET, London and brought together many of our leading faculty and practitioners with more than 150 senior learning and development executives, to examine the factors that will reshape the workplace of 2028, and the steps leaders and organisations need to take ensure they thrive over the next decade.

Breakout sessions included:

  • The diversity factor: Why collaboration is so difficult Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Academic Director of Leadership Institute, London Business School
  • The future of brands and the customer Simona Botti, Professor of Marketing & Academic Director Strategic Branding Programme, London Business School
  • David Faro, London Business School Term Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School
  • The era of the responsible organisation Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

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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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