The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021

Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session Description

With the increased adoption of new technologies, the Covid-19 pandemic, 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 eight 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 HR executives.


Dan Schawbel

New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel is Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, a research and advisory firm helping HR adapt to trends, drive performance, and prepare for the future. Long considered a go-to authority on HR, talent, and leadership, Dan has spent his career researching and advising on workplace and career success.

As a globally recognized researcher, interviewer, and bestselling author, Dan is on a mission to equip people, leaders, and their organizations with the workplace intelligence that will save them time, money and allow them to compete for the future. His research is used by the biggest companies in the world, like Oracle and American Express, to make intelligent workplace decisions that lead to better talent, higher retention, and organizational growth.

Through dozens of studies, he has exposed some of the biggest work trends of our time, such as the rise of millennials, the skills gap, the 4-day workweek, and the burnout epidemic, which have been highlighted as cover stories in the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine and HR Magazine. Companies like Red Robin have listened to Dan speak and have changed their entire work culture as a result of his advice. His ability to synthesize data and combine it with stories, and case studies, allows him to distill the best advice and make it applicable to every audience he speaks in front of.

In today’s world, there’s so much information available that people don’t know what to trust or how to use it. Dan cuts through the clutter to provide audiences with workplace intelligence backed by real data and powerful stories. His clients have said that he’s “an encyclopedia of information” because he’s constantly staying on top of the top trends shaping how we work and live. Audiences walk out of Dan’s keynote with a new mindset, a bigger brain, and motivation to make a difference.