Don’t be surprised by the future of work | University of Houston | Hinesight
Topic: Don’t be surprised by the future of work
HR professionals are significant stakeholders in the future of work. They are charged with finding people with needed skills, providing learning and development programmes, and moving people out when their skills no longer fit. To improve their strategic value to organizations, HR professionals need to be aware of potentially disruptive surprises brewing in the larger context of their organization. While they may seem threatening at first, they can provide opportunities when more fully understood. This presentation suggests seven surprises that HR professionals should consider bringing to their organization to be ready for.
Dr. Andy Hines is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight and is also speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight. His 25+ years of professional futurist experience includes a decade’s experience working inside first the Kellogg Company and later Dow Chemical, and consulting work with Coates & Jarratt, Inc. and Social Technologies/Innovaro.
His books include Thinking about the Future (2nd edition), Teaching about the Future, ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape, 2025: Science and Technology Reshapes US and Global Society, and his dissertation was “The Role of an Organizational Futurist in Integrating Foresight into Organizations.”