Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Jacob Morgan on Collaborative Organizations and the Future of Work

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Jacob Morgan

Topics discussed:

  •  The Future of Work
  •  Future of Work Podcast
  •  Author
  •  The Collaborative Organization
  •  The Future of Work Community
  •  Future of Work Podcast
  •  The Future in Five
  •  Future Organization
  •  Being a futurist
  •  Interviewing executives driving change at a global level
  •  Social enterprise tools
  •  Strategic approach to collaborative technologies
  •  Framework for making social enterprise work
  •  Social business
  •  Slowing of innovation with vendors of existing social tools
  •  Manager transitioning & becoming more like coaches
  •  CEO of Tangerine (formerly ING Canada)
  •  Leaders becoming more transparent, being more of themselves at work
  •  Pat Waters, LinkedIn
  •  Forward thinking companies
  •  Vulnerability and transparency coming up at conferences and speaking engagements
  •  Francine Katsoudas, Chief People Officer at Cisco
  •  Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer at Accenture
  •  Creating an environment where people want to show up
  •  Organizations named best place to work outperform those who aren’t
  •  Engaged, happy employees create happy, engaged customers
  •  Educate yourself, listen to other executives are doing, how they’re thinking about the workplace, what their challenges are
  •  Start somewhere – take a concept at work that’s out of date and fix it.  Test to see if you can improve
  •  Think of your organization more as a laboratory rather than as a factory
  •  Failure
  •  Get over failure quickly and move on
  •  Forward thinking organizations
  •  Robots and jobs
  •  Organizations moving to better work environments
  •  Impact of millennial generation in the workplace
  •  Should you change your culture first or should you invest in collaborative technology first (it’s a trick question)
  •  Employee experience focus
  •  Pleasantly surprised to see how many organizations are doing awesome stuff
  •  Openness of executives to share what they’re doing and their transparency
  •  Challenge convention with regards to work



Kelly Vandever is a leadership and communications expert who helps leaders and organizations thrive in today’s attention-deficit, entertain-me-now, wait-while-I-post-that-on-Facebook world.   Connect with Kelly and discover how being professionally human can bring you better business results. 

Contact Kelly by phone at 770-597-1108, email her or tweet her @KellyVandever.

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