Is the future of work ‘love made visible’ as one poet suggests or is it a ‘toad’ that squats on people’s lives as another poet suggests? Drawn from observations and her own working life experiences – many and varied – Dr. Stanford will illustrate, through three ‘takes’- of an 11 year old, a 35 year old, and a 63 year old – what preparing for the continuously unfolding future of work means.
Dr Naomi Stanford is a consultant, teacher, and author. Her work as a consultant is in organization design and development in all its manifestations. She is the author of three books: Organization Design, the Collaborative Approach, The Economist Guide to Organisation Design, and Organisation Culture: Getting it Right (also an Economist publication). Her book Organizational Health will be published in November 2012. Before leaving the UK to live in the US she was a corporate employee of large multinational companies, including British Airways, Marks & Spencer, and Xerox. Since moving to the US she has been consulting to a range of organizations in the government, non-profit and private sectors. Additionally, she supervises doctoral students in the School of Business and Technology at Capella University. Her blog www.naomistanford.com showcases her interests.
Naomi poses the question, ‘how will you as workers of the world engage?’ adapting to the new world of work requires being resourceful, developing resilience, and taking responsibility.