222 episodes

Artificial intelligence. Robotics. The Gig Economy. Globalization. The world is changing at a dizzying pace in ways that will have a profound effect on the economy, jobs and the flow of talent. How will firms cope with the changes ahead and what steps do they need to take today? Each episode features faculty from the world’s leading business school interviewing CEOs, technologists and experts on the bleeding edge discussing how to survive and thrive by managing the future of work.

HBS Managing the Future of Work Harvard Business School

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 100 Ratings

Artificial intelligence. Robotics. The Gig Economy. Globalization. The world is changing at a dizzying pace in ways that will have a profound effect on the economy, jobs and the flow of talent. How will firms cope with the changes ahead and what steps do they need to take today? Each episode features faculty from the world’s leading business school interviewing CEOs, technologists and experts on the bleeding edge discussing how to survive and thrive by managing the future of work.

    Cengage Group’s Michael Hansen on the employment-ready syllabus

    Cengage Group’s Michael Hansen on the employment-ready syllabus

    The ed-tech executive on shifting the discussion to emphasize the economic benefits of education, harnessing AI, skills-based hiring, employer-educator collaboration, and the public policy landscape.

    • 36 min
    Strada’s Stephen Moret on democratizing access to education and opportunity

    Strada’s Stephen Moret on democratizing access to education and opportunity

    The president & CEO of Strada Education Foundation on aligning post-secondary education, economic mobility, and labor market demand. How does inclusive workforce development drive economic growth and opportunity? Highlights include research on the effectiveness of state systems, policy options, and the structural challenge of underemployment among graduates.

    • 35 min
    Can work-based learning revive college-for-all?

    Can work-based learning revive college-for-all?

    Propel America CEO Chad Rountree on rethinking the high school-to-career transition to meet the needs of low-income students, colleges, and employers.

    • 33 min
    Wharton’s Peter Cappelli on changing the talent equation

    Wharton’s Peter Cappelli on changing the talent equation

    What are the consequences of treating employees as an expense rather than an asset? Cappelli argues that this “penny wise and pound foolish” practice hurts the bottom line by discouraging investments in a skilled workforce and prioritizing downsizing, irrespective of efficiency. How changes in management and reporting can realign incentives. Also, C-suite demographics and the impact of AI.

    • 42 min
    Western Governors University: Pursuing the network effects of competency based education

    Western Governors University: Pursuing the network effects of competency based education

    WGU President Scott Pulsipher returns to the podcast for an update on the online institution’s mission to extend the reach of skill-oriented instruction. The HBS grad argues that the focus on competency rather than credit hours democratizes college access and economic opportunity. 

    • 39 min
    Guest Appearance: Joe Fuller on CSU's Spur of the Moment

    Guest Appearance: Joe Fuller on CSU's Spur of the Moment

    Managing the Future of Work co-chair Joe Fuller joins Colorado State University's Jocelyn Hittle to discuss his work on the Managing the Future of Work project and the Harvard Project on Workforce and to consider broader workforce trends. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

RLAshford ,

Essential to my job

As a community college president, I am keenly interested in the future of work and the role community colleges play in preparing the workforce. This podcast is an essential tool for me in leading my college to meet workforce needs of today and tommorow.

Marcus517 ,

Well produced corporate speak

I listened to the first 30 minutes of 4 or 5 episodes. They had IBM/HR, Cleveland clinic, Deloitte, workforce transitions and one other. Polite, well spoken corporate blather. It's the problem you get when you get the top person to speak; they can't say much of anything.

Older marcomm people love the well packaged CEO, but podcasting is different. Deloitte's leader got great questions on remote work, specialists vs generalists, etc. In all cases, his answer was some version of "it depends on the need and situation"; that was about all. Absolutely true, but screamingly obvious. Actually every episode was high level corporate positions; same as you'd get from chatgpt if you asked for half a dozen paragraphs on something.

I realize my review is out of sync with others. Either my tastes are different or people under these very powerful guests are concouraged to contribute.

math24allstar ,

Reconsider who u interview

Pwc is a bad place to work with poor culture and coaching reconsider the folks u bring on

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