“Change management is dead. It’s all about managing change.”
– Gary Bolles
In this episode of OneTAKE Live, join host Ian Barkin as he discusses the future of work, technology and organizational innovation with Gary Bolles, chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University, partner at Charrette and co-founder of eParachute, Inc.
Change is coming. It’s coming fast. Before COVID-19, change was approaching in the form of digitization and automation. Today? Social distancing is changing the way industry looks at remote work, centralization and even workforce management. Industry moves quickly — and agility is everything. With the future of work ever-changing, how can businesses position themselves as catalysts for proactive change?
Thankfully, Gary Bolles is a change expert. To him, it doesn’t matter if it’s a virus, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) or otherwise — it all starts with the right organizational mindset. “What we need is a completely new way of thinking that can channel human energy effectively. … Leaders should define where the organization goes, but not necessarily how it gets there,” Bolles explains. According to him, organizations must nimbly converge as one network of work — or “NetWork”— to adapt to the ever-evolving needs of the marketplace.
While Gary isn’t a futurist, he does consider himself a “possible-ist.” As the chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University, Bolles teaches the next generation of leaders, catalysts and gamechangers what’s possible through his engaging writing and insightful lectures. In addition to his work with SU, Gary also co-founded eParachute, Inc., based on his father’s prolific book What Color Is Your Parachute?, where he empowers individuals to chart their course through the world of work.
Join us to hear all about the future of work and learning on OneTAKE Live!