Jacob Morgan

Author, Futurist & Highly Sought After Keynote Speaker
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Why the Future of Work is All About the Employee Experience
We all spend a lot of time and money trying to create great and meaningful experiences for ourselves. We have certainly all heard about the customer experience, but what about the employee experience? In this keynote address Jacob will explore three environments that create employee experiences: digital (or technology), cultural, and physical. Attendees will learn what makes up these three environments, what some of the world’s most forward thinking companies are doing, and how they can start making changes to their organization’s to focus on the employee experience as a way to attract and retain top talent.

The Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work
In this session Jacob explores the impact that globalization, new behaviors, mobility, millennials, and technology are having on what the future of work is going to look like. Attendees will get a great overview of why and how organizations must adapt to these five trends and how these five trends are changing the way we work, lead, and structure our organizations.

The Internet of Things
In the next few years it’s estimated that we will see anywhere from tens to hundreds of billions of connected devices in the world. These include everything from cars and toothbrushes to wearable devices and appliances. But what does the internet of things actually means for consumers and organizations? What should organizations be thinking about and what will this new type of a connected world look like? This keynote session provides an intriguing look at the impact that the internet of things is going to have o our world.

Innovation Ecosystems and the 5 Types of Innovation
Innovation used to be something that was done behind closed doors by a small group of people within a company. In this session Jacob explores how innovation has changed and looks at the 5 types of innovation models that companies should practice today (employee, customer, partner/supplier, public, & competitor), and how this forms the new innovation ecosystem. The session is full of stories and examples and takes a look at how the world of innovation is evolving.

The Robots are Coming! 
A keynote session which looks at the world of robots and automation and the potential impact that this might have on the workforce. There is much debate and conversation going on around robots taking jobs away from humans and what the jobs of the future might look like; all of these things are explored along with a look at some of the fascinating new technologies which are making their way into organizations.

Millennials in the Workplace
This new demographic is projected to comprise around 50% of the workplace by 2020 and 75% of the workplace by 2025. This is a generation that doesn’t know what its like to get 200 emails a day, sit in a cubicle, or access legacy technology solutions to find people and information. Millennials have a new attitude about work and new approaches and expectations to how work should be done. In this keynote Jacob will explore how millennials are impacting organizations around the world and what these organizations need to do to adapt and attract this new workforce.

Women in Leadership
Jacob has a whole section in his new book devoted to exploring why we need more women in leadership positions. This session explores the state of women in leadership, why we don’t have more in senior level roles, and what can be done to help improve the situation, and most importantly, WHY we need to make this a priority for our organizations.

The Future Manager 
This session explores the role of management is changing and what the key tenets of the future manager are. Essentially it answers the question, what will the future manager look like and how will they help run organizations of the future? The session also provides a brief historic look at management as well as action items.

The Future Employee
An exploration of what the future employee looks like and how they will expect to work. The session focuses on the key tenets of the future employee, new crucial behaviors the future employee must possess, and how the overall employee landscape is dramatically changing.

The Future Organization
This keynote explores why many organizations today may be in trouble going forward and what they can do about it. The reality is that organizations today need talent much more than good talent needs organizations. The session focuses on what organizations of the future are going to look like and what they need to do to stay competitive in the new work landscape.

The Freelancer Economy
A session exploring how the rise of freelancers are impacting and affecting the future of work. Topics such as the fight for talent, benefits of freelancing, an overview of the freelancer economy, and the choices that college students and employees need to make, are all explored in this session. With the majority of the U.S. workforce predicted to be freelancing by 2020, this is clearly an impactful trend.

The Managerless Organization
Do we need managers? What are the benefits of managers? What will happen if we get rid of managers and are organizations out there actually doing this? All of these topics and more are explored in this session which look at how successful organizations are operating in a world where there are no managers, no hierarchies, and nobody tells you what to do.

The 5 Types of Organizational Structures
Since the beginning of business most people have become familiar with one type of organizational structure, the hierarchy. However today, forward thinking and progressive organizations around the world are experimenting with new ways to structure themselves. In this session Jacob will explore why hierarchy is fading away and what it’s being replaced by. The session is filled with plenty of examples and stories of what companies around the world are doing.

Wearables in the Workplace
Many of us are already familiar with devices such as the Fitbit, Google Glass, or the Nike Fuel Band. All of these are popular “wearables” that consumers use on a daily basis. However, wearable devices are starting to make their way into the workplace and millions of these devices are projected to be inside of our organizations in just a few years. But what’s the impact of wearables in the workplace? Are they a good idea? What direction are we headed in with wearables and what should organizations be thinking about? This keynote sessions explores all of those things and much more!

The 12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations
This keynote looks at the 12 common variables that successful organizations focus on when it comes to collaboration in the workplace. Each variable is illustrated with an example of a company that is “doing it.” Attendees walk away with clear next steps that they can implement at their organization. This keynote makes sense for organizations that are thinking about or are already deploying some sort of collaboration platforms.

Engagement isn’t Just a Buzzword
87% of employees around the world not engaged and many companies around the world say they care about this yet do very little about it oftentimes just “checking off the right boxes” to say they tried. In this keynote session Jacob will explore the factors that contribute to employee disengagement and provide attendees with the tools and strategies they need to fix this problem. This is a great inspirational and motivational session to get your employees excited and energized about your company!


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After having terrible jobs working for other people Jacob went off on his own to research and explore how work and everything we know about it is changing. Today Jacob Morgan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of work, employee experience, and how the workplace is changing. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who advises business leaders and organizations around the world. His new book for Wiley doesn’t have a name yet but it’s coming out March 2017 and will be about how to create an organization where people want to show up, not need to show up. Jacob’s previous book was The Future of Work, which explored how the workplace is changing and what organizations need to do to adapt. Prior to that he wrote, The Collaborative Organization, a strategic guide for how organizations can successfully deploy social collaboration tools.

Jacob is also the co-founder of The Future of Work Community, a global innovation council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations exploring the new world of work. Members include over 60 brands and senior leaders who represent them.

In addition Jacob hosts The Future of Work Podcast a weekly show where he interviews senior executives at the world’s top organizations to find out what they are doing to adapt to the future of work. His Youtube series, The Future in 5, explores the latest trends and ideas on how the workplace is changing in short 5 minute snippets. Both are public for anyone to access.

Jacob’s work has been endorsed and supported all over the world by leaders such as the CEO of SAP, President of Turner International, CEO of Schneider Electric, CEO of Whirlpool, Owner of the Golden State Warriors, Global Chairman of KPMG, CIO of the United States of America, and dozens of others. He has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Forbes, INC Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, and USA Today.

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“Jacob delivered a compelling and insightful presentation to our audience of top performers on how the workplace is changing. Attendees walked away more informed, inspired, and ready to lead change in their organizations. I definitely recommend Jacob as a speaker.”
--Amadeus IT Group

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