The future of work: a topic of critical importance (and great interest!) to every business leader and every organisation. What does that future hold for you?
Join fellow alumni and guests to hear Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at LBS, discuss her latest thinking on the future of work, transitions and the need for social pioneers. Many of you will be familiar with Lynda’s research and writing on the future of work, particularly ‘The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity’, co-authored with Andrew Scott (Professor of Economics, LBS). Don’t miss this insightful exploration of the implications of a 100-year life for individuals, organisations and society.
“The transition that we are all going through, every single one of us, is greater than the industrial revolution ... firstly, obviously huge technological changes mean that every single one of us will have to either upskill; do what we do differently, better; or reskill, find something completely different to do; and secondly, in living much longer, the three stages of education, work, and retirement will be replaced by a multistage life, with more transitions. We are in the midst of an extraordinary shift: all of us have to make transitions and organisations have to do that as well.” (Lynda in a PwC podcast ‘The transition to the future of work’)
Date: Wednesday 26th November 2019
6:30pm | Registration
7:00pm |Talk + Q&A
8:15pm | Networking Reception
Ticket: £20pp (if you have a coupon code please apply it at checkout)
Professor of Management Practice - London Business School
Over the last 20 years Lynda has written extensively about the interface between people and organisations, covering new ways of working, the rise of complex collaboration, and the impact of longevity on the future of work. Her nine books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Lynda has a column in MIT Sloan Management Review on topics about the future of work.
She was named by The Times/Harvard Business Review ‘Business Thinkers 50’ as one of the top business thinkers in the world. Lynda is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and is a Steward of the WEF Council on Gender, Jobs and Community. In September 2017 Lynda joined Prime Minister Abe’s Council on Longevity in Japan and spoke at the G20 pre-conference in 2019.
For over nine years she has led the Future of Work Research Consortium with hubs in London, Tokyo and Sydney, bringing together executives and policy makers from more than 100 organisations.