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Jeanne Meister        

Partner at Future Workplace & Bestselling Author of "The 2020 Workplace"

Jeanne Meister is Future of Work Leader and Executive Vice President of Executive Networks, the leading HR Peer Network company for the Global 1,000. Meister is a Contributor to both Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Her article, 21 HR Jobs of the Future, featured in Harvard Business Review, was the first article to showcase new HR jobs being created by companies navigating the future of work. Meister’s Forbes column, Top HR Trends for the 2023 Workplace, went viral in its first month of publication.

Meister is a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award, given to one HR executive each year by the Association for Talent Development (ATD). This award honors Meister’s body of work in preparing executives for the future of work. Meister is also a recipient of the Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Achievement in Workplace Learning by The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). Meister was named 21 HR People To Follow in 2021, 100 Most Influential People in HR, Top 100 HR Tech Influencers for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, Top 100 HR Influencers in 2022, and Top HR Experts to Watch in 2020 by People Managing People Magazine.

Previously the Vice President of Market Development at Accenture, Meister is now a member of Excelsior University Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut and Boston University.

Speech Topics

Successfully Navigating the Future of Work

Scenario Planning: A Tool to Build Your HR Strategy

Scenario planning is a tool used by a CEO and their teams to consider expected and unexpected outcomes for various strategies under consideration by the organization. Future Workplace is incorporating this tool into our examination of key mega trends and how they will impact an organization’s human resource, corporate learning and talent management strategies. This keynote will examine a myriad of meg trends impacting the organization: including age diversity, wearables, gamification, transparency and social collaboration inside companies. These trends are framed to provide fresh views on the expected and unexpected outcomes while culminating in a team exercise to create a “likely scenario for the organization.”

Target Audience: Chief Human Resource Officer and teams of HR, Learning & Talent professionals Delivery: Either on-site or via TelePresence Duration: 90 minutes with team exercises

The Human Resource Leader of the Future

Understanding the workplace of the future is now a required competency for Human Resource leaders in order to develop new strategies for sourcing talent, engaging employees at work, and providing learning across multiple devices (from smartphones & wearable devices to virtually immersive experiences such as Oculus Rift and HaloLens) The goal: blend learning and collaboration with working productively. Added to this, is a growing movement toward greater transparency in the workplace where current, former and prospective employees provide their perspective on the company and rate managers, leaders and the CEO in public forums. This keynote will focus on the new skills Human Resource leaders and their teams will need to thrive in the future workplace.

Target Audience: Chief Human Resource Officer and teams of HR, Learning & Talent professionals Delivery: Either on-site or via TelePresence Duration: 90 minutes with team exercises

Prepare NOW for the Future Workplace

The workplace of the future is here today, but are you and your team ready for it? Prepare NOW for the Future Workplace will start with an animated two-minute video of a new hire in the year 2020. Our new hire will experience new ways of working, communicating, and learning as she goes through new hire onboarding. Her onboarding starts the day she receives her offer letter, continues as she engages in a game to learn about the products and services of her new employer, and culminates in her fully expecting a heightened level of transparency in the workplace. This video sets the stage for uncovering various macro trends, which are impacting how we all work, communicate, and learn. This keynote can be customized to focus on key trends impacting individual companies.

Target Audience: Chief Human Resource Officer and teams of HR, Learning & Talent professionals Delivery: Either on-site or via TelePresence Duration: 90 minutes with team exercises


Proximity matters at work. What does that mean for the future of remote work
Despite corporate America’s efforts to create inclusive work environments, leaders across the globe say proximity bias is likely real, according to a 2023 Future of Working and Learning Report released Thursday. When it comes to an in-person versus remote-hybrid workforce, 71% of senior HR leaders and 62% of senior business leaders agree or strongly agree that in-person workers probably benefit from a proximity bias, states the report by HR research and leadership organization Executive Networks, which surveyed more than 1,300 HR leaders, business leaders, knowledge workers and frontline workers across the globe.
Employees Say Working On-Site is Not Worth The Commute
About half (46%) of knowledge workers report that their companies are not doing anything to make it worthwhile to commute to the office, "The 2023 Future of Working and Learning Report" released today by Executive Networks found. A majority of senior HR leaders (71%) and senior business leaders (62%) agree that there's likely a "proximity bias" against remote/hybrid workers, making it difficult for those working off-site to get ahead.
Top Ten HR Trends For The 2023 Workplace
As we enter 2023, the future of work has become the now of work. Many of the changes which started during the pandemic were accelerated and have become permanent aspects of our working lives.

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