This design for future-ready human resources is a futurist guide to the challenges and changes lying ahead in the world of work and offers a way forward. The world of work is evolving at an exponential rate, and significant shifts are expected. COVID-19 was a warm-up lap and an accelerator of changes, but many still lie ahead. Those changes are rarely addressed in current general HR thinking. At the same time, the growing complexity is making employees and employers alike anxious about the future of work.
This is an academic-grade book backed up by evidence-based trends and signals and offers pragmatic upskilling pathways. It is priceless in such an environment for forward-looking scholars and present-oriented, pragmatic industry captains and HR leaders compelled to find answers for their inevitably obsolescing, inorganically morphing workforce.
The book was written by the former Director of HEC Lausanne’s Executive MBA and founder of Executive Education of HEC Lausanne, with 12 years’ experience in leading and designing educational programs, together with a NATO- and U.S.-awarded futurist with experience in academic teaching and executives training. This volume offers metaphors to help convey the messages, a clear structure to plan for the decade to come, and several guidelines to follow.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Mythology 3. Traits of Futures 4. 22 New HR Disciplines 5. Development Guidelines 6. HR Leader 2030 7. Afterword
Isabelle Chappuis is an economist by training and an expert in continuing education. She has held leading positions in Executive education at the University of Lausanne for 15 years and is passionate about the Future of Work and the place of humans within it.
Gabriele Rizzo is a visionary futurist and an enthusiastic innovator. He advises governments and defenses on long-term strategies, foresight, game-changing technologies and innovation convergence, and routinely gives keynotes in the U.S. and Europe.