The Future of the Workplace: Insights and Advice from 31 Pioneering Business and Thought Leaders

The Future of the Workplace: Insights and Advice from 31 Pioneering Business and Thought Leaders

by Bill Fox

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As society evolves in the direction of innovation, digital influence, and rapid information delivery, workplaces must follow suit in order to remain relevant and engaging to modern employees. Bill Fox, a thought leader and author with decades of experience in the business world, has interviewed 31 global business leaders about how they create workplaces that continue to adapt with the times, where each team thrives at each level. These lessons go beyond the limitations of “best practices” and “working smarter”, and instead focus on insights and strategies to bridge the gap between the Industrial Age and the new “Forward-Thinking Age”.

The Future of the Workplace offers advice for the leaders, managers, and employees of both today and tomorrow. Fox discusses macro and micro topics with influential figures such as Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks; Steph Holloway, body language and communication expert; David Marquet, author of Turn the Ship Around; John Bell, former CEO of Jacobs Suchard; Perry Marshall, author of Evolution 2.0; and many more. You will gain applicable tools to shift attitudes and bring transformative change to your organization, creating a productive and realistic future for both your team and yourself.

The very nature of the dynamic between employer and employee is divergent from what it was merely 10 years ago. Perspectives from different members of multiple types of teams and company structures are offered in this book in order to ensure a well-rounded view of how the future of workplaces can best accommodate everybody. The world is significantly shifting in personal, economic, and political ways, and The Future of the Workplace is your guide to effectively embracing these new challenges for the better.

What You Will Learn

• Shares new insights to help resolve some of today's most vexing workplace challenges
• Reveals perspectives from different members on a team on how the workplace has evolved

• Learn how to trigger change to create a more adequate and healthy workplace environment

Who This Book Is For

Anyone looking for new and better ways to transform the workplace including, consultants, managers, and leaders

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484250976
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 10/02/2019
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bill Fox helps CEOs and leadership teams have a new type of strategic conversation that engages and leverages the collective voice, energy and wisdom of the entire team to attract, retain and grow exceptional people and results. Bill brings a Forward Thinking approach that helps people discover how to advance beyond managing change, best practices, working harder, or even smarter in today's rapidly changing times.

In his interview series, Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces, he leads an ongoing 21st Century conversation with global business and thought leaders that is uncovering exciting new solutions to our most vexing workplace challenges.

Bill is the co-founder of Forward-Thinking Workplaces 2.0 ( He has over three decades of experience in project management, and in leading successful transformation and software development projects in the technology, financial, and manufacturing industries.

Bill is also the author of Be a Workplace of the Future NOW, a series of six books that reveal the most intriguing insights from his conversations with global leaders, and the interview collection 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Forward Thinking Workplace

Chapter 1: The Person Who Sweeps the Floor Chooses the Broom, Howard Behar, Former President, Starbucks
Chapter 2: John Bell, Past CEO at Jacobs Suchard & Author of Do Less, Better
Chapter 3: Jeff Dalton, Pocess Innovator, Agile Evangelist, Author & President at Broadsword Solutions
Chapter 4: August Turak, Entrepreneur, Author & Contributing Writer at Forbes Magazine.
Chapter 5: Bob Gower, Organization & Design Consultant at The Ready & Author of Agile Business
Chapter 6: Eva Maria Schielein, Transformational Leader & Owner aestimat
Chapter 7: Simon Robinson, Co-author of Holonomics & Co-founder of Holonomics Education
Chapter 8: Valeria Maltoni, Founder & CEO at Conversation Agent
Chapter 9: Jim Haudan, CEO & Co-Founder at Root Inc
Chapter 10: Tom Cagley, Jr, President, Tom Cagley Group
Chapter 11: Patrick Ross, Strategic Communications Veteran & Entrepreneur
Chapter 12: Dicken Bettinger, Founder of Three Principles Mentoring & Co-author of Coming Home
Chapter 13: Meredith Haberfeld, CEO ThinkHuman
Chapter 14: Tom Thomison, Founder & Partner at & Partner at HolacracyOne
Chapter 15: Gwen Kinsey, Executive Coach & Speaker with Programs/Tools for Transformational Leaders
Chapter 16: Robert Fuchs, Creative Design Leader
Chapter 17: Sandra Krot, Human Dimension Consultant
Chapter 19: Bob Schatz, Agile & Transformation Leader
Chapter 20: Norman Bodek, Author, Lean Pioneer & Owner PCS Press
Chapter 21: Dr. Helena Lass, Founder of WellnessOrbit
Chapter 22: Mark Ricketts, CEO ImpactRI
Chapter 23: Paul Akers, CEO FastCap & Lean Leader
Chapter 24: John Toussaint, CEO Catalysis & Lean Healthcare Leader
Chapter 25: Steph Holloway, Founder, Elemental Potential
Chapter 26: Sarah Rozenthuler, Author of Life-Changing Conversations & Founder of Bridgework Consulting Ltd.
Chapter 27: Karen Mack, MSOD
Chapter 28: Pierre-Boris Kalitventzeff, Founder, Enthalpies
Chapter 29: Lance Secretan, Author, The Bellwether Effect & Former Fortune 100 CEO
Chapter 30: Andy Yen, CEO, Proton Technologies

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