Dan Schawbel | New York Times bestselling author, Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, Workplace Researcher, Podcast Host and Career Expert.

Dan Schawbel

New York Times bestselling author, Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, Workplace Researcher, Podcast Host and Career Expert.

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Hybrid Work
The Actions and Strategies to Navigate the Modern Workplace

The workplace has transitioned from a 9-to-5 on-site model to a flexible hybrid one. As a result, companies have been forced to accelerate technological change and to support both office and remote environments, all while maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. In this inspirational and educational keynote, New York Times bestselling author and foremost workplace expert Dan Schawbel demystifies the hybrid work model based on his proprietary research of 2,000 executives and employees. Using case studies and real-world examples, Dan helps companies make better hybrid work decisions—from managing employees to promoting a corporate culture that will increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention—ultimately helping organizations move into the hybrid future with informed confidence. Audiences will walk away with research and practical tactics on how to evolve their work model when implementing critical changes to their benefit offerings, hiring practices, and collaborative approaches. Organizations come to Dan when they need to know how to react to monumental shifts in the workplace ecosystem to be prepared for what’s next in the modern economy.

Key learning objectives

  1. How companies from a variety of industries are implementing the hybrid model.

  2. Technology’s role in maximizing productivity and connectivity with hybrid.

  3. Understand the top skills that are required to be effective across work environments.

  4. How to inspire and support your workers in office, remote, and hybrid environments

The 2023 Workplace Trends

With the increased adoption of new technologies, automation, and an ever-disruptive global economy, the modern workplace is in a state of flux. As a result, today’s companies are facing major challenges that will affect how they do business and compete for the best talent. In this presentation, you will hear the top workplace trends that will change the way you view your corporation, help you better prepare for the future, and improve your talent management strategy. You will learn what each trend means for your business, case studies from companies who are already implementing programs to take advantage of these changes, and tips on how your organization can be at the forefront of this new movement. For the past ten years, Schawbel has published an annual list of workplace trends. The trends are selected based on primary research from Schawbel’s firm, secondary research from hundreds of different sources, and conversations with his network of executives.

Key learning objectives

  • Learn about the workplace approaches that companies are implementing

  • Hear why workers are demanding more from employers like safety, security, and flexibility

  • Listen to how the relocation of workers outside of major cities has given rise to localized compensation

  • Understand how technologies are scaling to meet the mental health needs of workers

Total Well-being
How Organizations Can Create a Healthier and More Resilient Workforce

Over the past few years, leaders and their employees have experienced an immense amount of physical and mental trauma due to the global pandemic. And although the mass acceptance of remote work has given employees more freedom and flexibility, it has come with a significant cost to their well-being.

The situation is so dire that millions of workers have quit or switched jobs due to burnout, poor work-life balance, and other factors affecting their quality of life. In fact, today’s employees prioritize their health and total well-being more than ever before when making employment decisions. And with the Great Resignation showing no signs of slowing down, there’s never been a more pressing time for organizations to pay attention to this trend.

In this timely and imperative keynote, New York Times bestselling author and foremost workplace expert Dan Schawbel helps organizations learn how to reimagine workplace well-being, so they can not only retain their staff but also unlock their true potential at work. Using his firm’s proprietary research as well as case studies and practical examples, he explains the direct relationship between employee well-being and organizational success. Dan helps organizations recognize the importance of taking care of all aspects of employee well-being and helping people overcome the many challenges that prevent them from bringing their best self to work.

Organizations come to Dan when they need to know how to react to monumental shifts in the workplace ecosystem to be prepared for what’s next in the modern economy. Well-being is already at the forefront of the new movement to a better and more human workplace — is your organization ready for what’s next?

Key learning objectives

  1. Obtain a comprehensive understanding of well-being, including the physical, mental, social, and financial dimensions.

  2. Learn how employee needs and expectations around well-being have evolved over the past few years, and how this has impacted organizations.

  3. Discover the tools and best practices for supporting your people in the new era of remote and hybrid working, with a special focus on how technology can alleviate employee isolation, loneliness, and burnout.

  4. Learn how to create a culture of psychological safety, where employees feel they can freely talk about their well-being issues.

Work 3.0
How Blockchain, NFTs and the Metaverse will Transform the Workplace

The past few years of mass workforce decentralization and the shift to hybrid working have set the groundwork for emerging technologies like blockchain, NFTs, and metaverses to create more efficient, connected, and immersive environments. Just like how Web 2.0 revolutionized how organizations and their employees communicate and build brands, Web 3.0 will create virtual three-dimensional workplaces.

In this revolutionary keynote, New York Times bestselling author and foremost workplace expert Dan Schawbel translates innovative Web 3.0 technologies into real-world applications and strategies for tomorrow’s workplace — what he calls Work 3.0. Using his firm’s proprietary research as well as case studies and practical examples, he helps organizations, leaders and their employees understand these disruptive technologies and apply them to their jobs in order to prepare for the future of work. Audiences will walk away with a comprehensive introduction to Web 3.0 technologies and all the tools and ideas they’ll need to leverage this trend — from improving the workplace experience to gaining the skills required to have a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

Organizations come to Dan when they need to know how to react to monumental shifts in the workplace ecosystem to be prepared for what’s next in the modern economy. Will you be ready for Work 3.0?

Key learning objectives

  1. Obtain a foundational understanding of the defining features of Web 3.0, including Blockchain, CryptoCoins, Tokens NFTs, and the Metaverse.

  2. Learn how Web 3.0 technologies are disrupting and reshaping the way people work.

  3. Discover how Work 3.0 concepts apply to the employee experience, recruiting, workforce development, and more.

A Whole New World of Work

Every leader in every organization and in every industry globally has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in some way, shape, or form. No leader could have predicted or planned for such a massive business and cultural change in such a short period of time.  Most of the workforce programs and policies that were competitive advantages, like remote work, paid leave, and employee assistance, have now become the new standard. New cultural norms have been created around safety, privacy, security, etiquette, and dress. Multiple economies have been established between essential workers, remote workers, and unemployed workers. Uncertainty has become the most common emotional feeling everyone is feeling, yet each individual has their unique experience, causing complexity and division.

While some workplace trends will have an everlasting impact on the workplace, others will fade, and the leaders who effectively manage this transformation will hold the most trust. The decisions that leaders make today will make or break their organizations. This crisis will unveil the employers who actually believe that talent is their greatest asset from those who just say it. During this virtual experience, New York Times bestselling author and Workplace Intelligence Managing Partner Dan Schawbel will explain how leaders can thrive during this time of uncertainty, re-imagine their workplace, and re-open their business with confidence.

Key learning objectives

  1. Discover the latest research reports highlighting the trends that all leaders need to be aware of in order to make smarter business decisions.

  2. Listen to innovative programs, policies, and practices that the leading companies are adopting to sustain their revenues, support their workforce, and stay competitive.

  3. Hear why trust is the most important currency that all leaders, and their organizations, will trade on in winning the hearts and minds of all of their key stakeholders.

  4. Follow the steps leaders can take to create a safe, digital, and effective environment for the post-covid workplace.

Bring the Back to Human Experience to Your Organization

Discover how the next generation of leaders can create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered—without relying on technology.

Based on an exclusive research study —featuring the perspectives of over 2,000 managers and employees across different age groups—Back to Human reveals why electronic and virtual communication, though vital and useful, actually contributes to a stronger sense of isolation at work than ever before.

New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel shows leaders how to create an authentic connection with their teammates while optimizing all the benefits of technology.

Dan’s keynote delivers fresh and relevant information that stimulate audiences and shift mindsets. Through research, stories and inspiration, audiences will learn the following:

  • Why the highest performing and healthiest teams are the ones that are the most connected.
  • How technology can negatively impact work relationships—and how to radically improve them.
  • How to recognize and support employees who feel isolated from the team.
  • How team connectivity impacts business outcomes and can increase loyalty and organizational commitment—and ways to encourage it.

Acknowledging a world where you simply cannot understand the future without understanding his generation, Dan guides audiences through what it will take to lead, work and prosper in the millennial-driven organizations of the future. Authoritative, insightful and always backed up by the latest and most relevant data, Dan’s presentations focus on embracing generational differences, overcoming obstacles, seizing opportunities—and being prepared for what it will really take to succeed in the workplace of the future.

Bridging the Multi-Generational Gap

The workplace has become increasingly diverse and complex, as employees have to manage generational differences between four groups: Gen Z, Gen Y (Millennials), Gen X, and Baby Boomers. Each generation was born in a different time period, has diverse workplace preferences, and needs to be managed in a different way. Generational perspectives formed based on the time period that each grew up in and they carry lasting beliefs as they progress in their careers. Today, it’s increasingly important to create a workplace culture that understands and supports generational differences.

As a millennial who has studied all generations extensively over the years, Dan Schawbel understands what motivates the different generations, how they can work together successfully, and the most effective management practices and strategies that work for some of the world’s best companies. When addressing employees which make up all generations, Dan helps audiences understand the underlying assumptions each generation brings to work: the histories, personalities, strengths, and challenges. Then, he explains how the multi-generational workforce can come together to unify the organization.

Key learning objectives

  • The unique preferences of each generation at work.

  • Proven Strategies, based on research, for working with each generation.

  • Examples illustrating how to engage with each generation.

The LeaderShift

Over the past decade, Dan Schawbel has helped all types of organizations unlock the secrets to recruiting, retaining, and growing their talent. As a leader, mentor, and researcher, Dan has dissected the cultural, technological, and economic drivers that drive organizational change. Today’s leaders have to go far beyond what was asked of them in the past, from having empathetic conversations, collaborating with diverse and dispersed teams, and managing during a crisis. This presentation will help you win the battle for talent, ensure that they remain productive workers, and become the future leaders of your company.

Key learning objectives

  1. The most important qualities that make a leader effective in the workplace.

  2. How to create a more engaging culture that embraces continuous learning, regular feedback, and innovation.

  3. Seven of the most effective strategies for engaging leaders from companies such as Scripps Health, Intel, Michelin, LinkedIn, and GE.

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