The Future Of Work Show — A Look At The World’s Most Forward Thinking Companies

When I graduated college I was excited to join the corporate world. I had a dual B.A. in Business Management Economics and Psychology. I thought I’d go back to school to get my MBA and eventually climb the corporate ladder to be an executive somewhere. That plan was destroyed within a year of graduating college after an executive at my first job asked me to get him coffee and after I was denied the opportunity to attend a conference I won a pass for at my second job. It’s been around eight years since these things happened, eight years since I’ve worked full-time for anyone else, and eight years since I first became interested in the future of work and how the workplace is changing.

I bring this up because The Future of Work is a huge topic that is generating a lot of attention and conversation around the world. I’ve been creating content about this topic, interviewing executives, speaking at events, and have had the opportunity to advise companies as well. But, I wanted to do something different and fun to spread this concept further while helping people understand what’s happening and how the workplace is changing. I also realized that much of the content around the future of work is one-sided. In other words, we hear from vendors, writers, authors, speakers, etc; but we don’t hear that much from the executives and employees who actually work at these companies…until now.
For the past few months I’ve been going inside some of the world’s most forward thinking companies to tour their offices and interview executives and employees. I wanted to get a sense of how they think the workplace is changing and what they are actually doing to adapt. These conversations, office tours, and candid conversations are part of a new web series I’m launching called The Future of Work With Jacob Morgan. To start, I visited the offices and spoke with executives and employees at ten companies including:

1. Pandora
2. SAP
3. Glassdoor
4. Udemy
5. Lithium Technologies
6. Mulesoft
7. Cisco
8. Mission Bell
9. PARC
10. Atlassian

This list will expand as I’ve already had quite a few companies email me about being involved in this show as well.

In The Future of Work I explore topics such as millennials in the workplace, the freelancer economy, technology, management and leadership, outdated workplace practices, office styles and set-ups, trends shaping the future of work, and much more. Viewers will also hear directly from the executives running these companies about how they are preparing for the changing workplace and why.

Each episode was professionally shot and edited by Momentum Productions (which my brother owns) and will be the same length as a TV show, around 25 minutes. My idea was to do something like Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, but with a business twist. This means the episodes will have plenty of groovy background music to go along with them. To get notified when the episodes go live, subscribe to the Youtube channel here.

New episodes will premiere every Tuesday and the first air date is scheduled for September 15th. You will be able to find all of the episodes here on my Medium column. I’m excited to present a new twist on The Future of Work. Here is the trailer:

Jacob is an author, speaker, and futurist. You can learn more by visiting TheFutureOrganization.com
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