Wrestling with a workplace disrupted by exponential change? Ira S. Wolfe has emerged as a highly respected visionary thinker in managing the convergence of the tired, the wired, and technology. Described as a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body,” Ira personifies the passion and mindset required to embrace the future that will be, not the past that was. His enthusiasm and engaging approach inspires his audience to challenge preconceptions about what it takes to attract, select, manage, and retain top talent and take the initiative to make change for them.
It’s time for every business to “get its SHIFT together” and get a grip on reality. Tried and true recruiting practices aren’t working. Traditional jobs are disappearing, new job categories are emerging, and employment technologies are exploding. The competition for qualified workers is both terrifying and intensifying. The wired, tired, and technology are converging and yet many companies continue to recruit and screen talent like it was still 1970. Isn't it time for human resources to SHIFT and get off the pot?
Disruptive technology is the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about when it comes to jobs and work. But the lines between the workplace and science fiction are becoming blurred. Unfortunately the accelerating change does not have an on-off button. You can't press rewind either. During this keynote, Ira S Wolfe paints a vivid picture of future jobs, work, and the workplace where the machines are turning into the workers. A viable solution defies conventional wisdom as well as economic and workforce planning…and that’s where Ira’s fresh way of thinking and growth mindset captivates and motivates his audience to make change work for them.
The scope and pace of change is unprecedented and much more disruptive than most people are willing to admit. It has created an environment that experts call VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. The reality is that an organization can be on top of the world today and hanging on for dear life tomorrow. Fortunately the power of exponential and accelerating change can work for you. Are you and your employees ready?
Baby Boomers are lingering in the workplace. Gen Xers are hitting a "gray" ceiling. Millennials are knocking at the door in record numbers. And lo and behold here comes Generation Z! And that's not all - technology and exponential change is transforming how we live, work, and play. Disagreements that rage over texting, social media, work ethic, skills, and even appearance is just the tip of the iceberg. The convergence of “the wired, the tired, and technology” is simultaneously creating opportunity and crisis and this is THE presentation to help make it for you and your organization.
“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be ... This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking.”
“ We are walking from the pages of science fiction into the workplace.”
“Because of the explosive power of exponential growth, the 21st century will be equivalent to 20,000 years of progress at today’s rate of progress; organizations have to be able to redefine themselves at a faster and faster pace.”
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