The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace

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The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

—Newton’s Third law

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Powerful and irrevocable are already reshaping the workplace. Learn how generative AI tools like ChatGPT, automation, blockchain, and other forces are reshaping the workplace.


As COVID-19 has receded, companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Salesforce, and Twitter have severely restricted or even eliminated remote work. Ditto for countless, less iconic firms and small businesses. At a high level, executives and managers at these organizations are trying to turn back the clock to 2019.

There’s just one problem, though: For a bevy of reasons, they won’t succeed.

In many ways, the workplace of 2023 already differs from its pre-pandemic counterpart. In some cases, it’s downright unrecognizable. What’s more, this gap will only intensify in the coming years. Blame—or thank, if you like—powerful economic, societal, geopolitical, and technological forces. They include generative AI, automation, dispersed workforces, blockchain, immersive technologies, employee empowerment, and the return of systemic inflation.

Brass tacks: The workplace is undergoing a massive, irrevocable shift. The only question for business leaders is, What should you do about it?

The workplace of 2023 already differs from its pre-pandemic counterpart.

I answer this question in my talk about my new book, The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace. I peer into the dizzying and chaotic future of work. In the process, I slice through the hype surrounding nascent trends and newfangled technologies.

In this insightful, timely, and essential talk, I clearly explain what’s really happening, why, and how business leaders can navigate the dramatically different workplace of the future.

What Attendees Will Learn

In this talk, I answer the following questions:

  • Is the empowered employee here to stay?
  • How are Cisco, Dropbox, and LinkedIn reimaging their workspaces?
  • Will inflation revert to the microscopic levels of the previous decade?
  • How Uber and other companies have saved millions via automation?
  • What are the threats and opportunities that generative AI tools pose?
  • Why will blockchain quickly become essential in the workplace?
  • Have immersive technologies such as AR, VR, and MR finally matured enough to make a difference?
  • Why are fractions so important to the future of work?
  • Will analytics on steroids do more harm than good?

And more.

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