Rebecca Ray at a podium discussing upskilling, workforce development, remote working, and more

Part 3: How Work Will be Redefined

In this third part of a multi-part video blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board comments on how the nature of work will change over the next few years, according to surveyed C-Suite executives. 


Work Decoupled from Location

Rebecca begins by discussing a surprising finding regarding how workers view their respective commutes, along with associated job satisfaction. She also touches on the movement towards remote working arrangements for employees, with physical location increasingly irrelevant





Organizing Around Teams & Integrating Humans with Technology

Next, Rebecca notes how CEO's have repeatedly emphasized their concern with integrating humans and technology as companies move beyond digitization into digital transformation.


"Future-Skilling" the Workforce in Response to AI Technology

Finally, Rebecca discusses how companies like AT&T are trying to upskill their workforce in response to significant technological advancements such as artificial intelligence.

In a tight labor market, companies cannot expect to hire their way out of a digital talent shortage. In this scenario, ensuring the evolution of their talent pool becomes critical to a company's survival.


Series Summary

The series as a whole covers the following questions:

  • What are the hot button issues according to the C-Suite? That is, what are the external and internal points of concern for 2020 and beyond?
  • What are the hallmarks of a successful, future-ready company?
  • What are the characteristics of a successful company in 2025?
  • How will work be redefined, how will the workforce be managed, and how will companies invest in their leadership?
  • How will executive coaching be used to develop future leaders?


This presentation was originally delivered at Executive Coaching Connections' 2019 Global Learning Exchange.


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