Future Friday: Back from the Future

In a couple of months I will be making a presentation to the THRIVE 2016 Annual Conference, May 12-13, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.  . My topic is my 7 steps to being a practical HR futurist program. This is a subject that I have studied quite a bit and I have a great deal …

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Dramatic Predictions for the year 2030

A version of this post was published at this time last year. Since the year 2030 is now a year closer I thought I would republish this in order to get you thinking ahead. The next 15 years will go faster than you think and some of these predictions may come to be prior to …

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Future Friday: Just in time for holiday shopping a practical application of cognitive computing from IBM

I have mentioned a couple of times that I have the good fortune of being a designated futurist for IBM, which by the way is a volunteer position. As such I have been exposed to some of the work that IBM is doing with their super computer Watson. Just the other day I got a …

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Future Friday: How to handle a mobile workforce with “hot-desking”

The workforce of the future is predicted to be a mobile one, capable of working from any location at any time because they carry their computing power with them. We are already seeing this occur and it causing some disruption in the management of physical locations. Companies are realizing they don’t need all the office …

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From the Archive: Future Friday: Seven steps to developing “corporate foresight”

More and more “futurist” articles are written every week. People are realizing that the year 2020, which sounded so futuristic, is just a mere 4 years away. All leaders and HR people need be thinking. Here is a post I wrote that gives some steps for looking ahead. I have a presentation that I have …

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Future Friday: Beware the SWOT Analysis

Everyone has generally heard of the SWOT analysis where you look at your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It is often recommended for new HR directors who are taking over new positions or departments. It is a look at your present situation and therein lays the danger according to one futurist. Think outside yourself Sheryl …

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Future Friday: Digital paychecks, digital money and the effect on payroll

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IFnrFmOdP4[/youtube] We have all heard of Bitcoin, at least the name, and we are aware that it is “digital” money. According to on futurist digital money will be the currency of all future transactions. This means we will be paying employees in digital money. Our bank in our hand Futurist James Canton writes in his …

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Republication of 7 Steps to becoming a practical HR Futurist

Today I am presenting at the SHRM-Atlanta conference in Atlanta. I will be presenting on Seven Steps to Becoming a Practical HR Futurist. Hopefully I will see you there. If not, I am republishing a blog post that covered this topic. The more I read the more it becomes apparent to me how important an …

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Future Friday: How will you handle your public reputation?

We are all aware of sites that allow consumers to rate restaurants or stores, like Yelp, or sites that allow candidates and employees to rate companies, like Glassdoor. But have you thought about the possibility of having sites that allow everyone to rate everything? How would that effect you as an HR professional if your …

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Future Friday: Looking forward to SHRM Atlanta and 7 steps to being a practical HR Futurist

I have a presentation that I have done several times called “7 Steps to becoming a practical HR futurist.” I think it is important for Human Resources professionals to have an eye toward the future. And I am happy to announce that I will be presenting that as a session at the 25th Annual SHRM …

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