18 May.

Workforce ecosystems: A new paradigm for 2021 and beyond

HR Executives

Tuesday, 02:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will explore the future of the workforce and discover ways to reframe their practices to support a workforce ecosystem approach. 

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Key takeaways

Host: Burt Rea, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Presenters: Elizabeth Altman, Robin Jones, Diana Kearns-Manolatos

1 Overview CPE credit | Personnel/HR

The balance of internal vs. external workers is shifting in many organizations, yet management practices still focus largely on employee-only workforces. How can HR executives work across the C-suite to strategically and operationally manage distributed, diverse workforces that cross internal and external boundaries? We’ll discuss:

  • Workforce ecosystems as a new approach to manage interdependencies across the internal and external workforce aligned with business goals and values
  • Examples of workforce ecosystems and their implications on strategy, leadership, culture, and technology
  • Practical considerations for designing and adopting workforce management practices around ecosystems

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  • Diana Kearns: Manolatos is a senior manager in the Deloitte Center for Integrated Research where she analyzes market shifts and emerging trends across industries. Her research focuses on the cloud and the future of the workforce. Additionally, Kearns-Manolatos draws on almost 15 years of award-winning marketing communications expertise to align insights with business strategy. She speaks on technology and women in leadership and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fordham University.
  • Elizabeth J. Altman: is an assistant professor of management at the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and guest editor for the MIT Sloan Management Review Future of the Workforce Big Ideas research initiative. Altman has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and visiting professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Her research focuses on business ecosystems, platform businesses, strategy, in-novation, and organizational change

Meet the speakers

Burt Rea

Burt Rea

General Manager | Research & Sensing

Burt leads Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital Research & Sensing product offering, a membership subscription product for organizations and HR professionals providing an online digital destination for leading HR research, maturity models, tools, templates, diagnostics, and advisory support, as well as Workforce Sensing, a daily feed of emerging micro-trends and talent disruptions crowdsourced for relevance and impact, sorted by industry sector and job roles. Burt brings extensive knowledge advising leadership teams on managing transition and change to implement new strategies, processes, structures, and systems. He has led projects in organization and role design, change management, virtual work, employee and leadership training, communications, and talent strategies for numerous global companies.

Robin Jones

Robin Jones

Principal | Workforce Transformation

Robin is a Principal with 22 years of organization and workforce transformation consulting experience. She spent the majority of her career advising business leaders of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications companies through complex business transformations. With a focus on the Future of Work, Robin advises senior executives as they contemplate how data, technology and societal changes are impacting the work, workforce, and workplace. At Deloitte, Robin leads Workforce Transformation with end-to-end responsibility for the market, services, and talent, and serves on the CEO’s Marketplace Leadership Team in Deloitte Consulting. Robin holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MS in Architecture and BS in Interior Design from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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