Automation. Robotics. Artificial intelligence. Advances in technology are eliminating jobs far faster than globalization, and the impact extends well beyond manual labor. Technology is also profoundly affecting company cultures. To paraphrase David Brailer's observation at a previous Global Conference, culture eats strategy for lunch. Companies that gain employees' loyalty and enthusiasm -- and provide them with a sense of purpose -- regularly outperform those that don't.
- What can be done to provide financial support, retraining and a sense of meaning for displaced workers?
- How can educational systems better prepare graduates for today's evolving workplace?
- How can those who lose their jobs be re-integrated into the workforce?
- What's the special sauce that helps companies create strong cultures, and is it something that can be learned or adopted?