HBS Managing the Future of Work

By Harvard Business School

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Artificial intelligence. Robotics. The Gig Economy. Globalization. The world is changing at a dizzying pace in ways that will have a profound effect on the economy, jobs and the flow of talent. How will firms cope with the changes ahead and what steps do they need to take today? Each episode features faculty from the world’s leading business school interviewing CEOs, technologists and experts on the bleeding edge discussing how to survive and thrive by managing the future of work.

Episode Date
Why employers need to tune into worker preferences
Nov 29, 2023
Euan Blair on workforce development: College is broken. Apprenticeships deliver.
Nov 15, 2023
Deloitte's Dan Helfrich on consulting in the post-Covid, AI-inflected new normal
Nov 01, 2023
Defining experience: How micro internships build skills and boost productivity
Oct 18, 2023
Workplace transformation: Gallup plumbs the new normal
Oct 04, 2023
The EEOC’s Keith Sonderling on job fairness in the age of AI
Sep 20, 2023
Chike Aguh on government innovation in workforce development
Sep 06, 2023
The case for investing in the apprenticeship model
Aug 23, 2023
Complex systems: From supply chains to artificial intelligence
Aug 09, 2023
Resilient Coders' formula for a diverse tech workforce
Jul 26, 2023
How SkillUp signposts pathways to good jobs
Jul 12, 2023
Volvo Cars retools its talent strategy for an EV future
Jun 28, 2023
Harvard’s Project on Workforce: Charting college’s employment pathways
Jun 14, 2023
Changing the skills narrative: Opportunity@Work’s Byron Auguste
Jun 07, 2023
Assessing AI-boosted background checks; fair-chance hiring
May 31, 2023
How LinkedIn parses talent, skills, and diversity
May 17, 2023
Workforce coverage: How Zurich Insurance protects its skills base
May 03, 2023
Turning tacit knowledge and weak ties into real opportunity
Apr 19, 2023
Point-of-work transactions: How Mastercard connects its employees with opportunities
Apr 12, 2023
Richard Reeves on gender equity, Part 2: Work-life, learning
Apr 05, 2023
Richard Reeves on gender equity, Part 1: Addressing male struggles
Mar 29, 2023
Delta Dental’s Sarah Chavarria on the value of communication
Mar 22, 2023
How to upgrade the community college talent supply chain
Mar 15, 2023
Bankable skills: Goldman Sachs CIO Marco Argenti on the emerging tech-business talent model
Mar 08, 2023
Guest Appearance: Joseph Fuller on the Q Factor podcast
Mar 01, 2023
Mark Peters: How altruistic employee assistance pays off
Feb 22, 2023
Gregory Washington on the relevance of George Mason
Feb 15, 2023
Skills engine: An update on Google’s role as training provider
Feb 08, 2023
Good jobs as good cause: The philanthropy of upward mobility
Feb 01, 2023
Extra credit: Reach University’s apprenticeship-to-degree model
Jan 25, 2023
AI: The good, the bad, and the transformative
Jan 18, 2023
How federal stimulus can break new ground on economic development and good jobs
Jan 11, 2023
Amplifying frontline worker voice to boost productivity
Dec 21, 2022
Abby Falik on Global Citizen Year and finding purpose
Dec 14, 2022
The digital "help wanted" sign. Can AI improve hourly staffing?
Dec 07, 2022
Mapping the flow of knowledge, goods, and jobs
Nov 30, 2022
The American Opportunity Index: Rating Employers on Upward Mobility
Nov 23, 2022
Cal Newport on knowledge work, Part 2: “Slow productivity”
Nov 16, 2022
Cal Newport on knowledge work, Part 1: The concentration deficit
Nov 09, 2022
Sprawling ambition: Jonathan Webb on AppHarvest’s bid to transform agriculture
Oct 26, 2022
CodePath’s Michael Ellison: How reverse engineering can diversify the tech talent pipeline
Oct 12, 2022
SAP's Sabine Bendiek on workforce strategy
Sep 28, 2022
Packaging skills: FedEx Services’ flexible work strategy
Sep 14, 2022
Credly's Jonathan Finkelstein on the evolving language of skills
Aug 31, 2022
Rolls-Royce: Re-engineering work while retaining institutional knowledge
Aug 17, 2022
Working poor to upwardly mobile: Merit America’s formula for change
Aug 03, 2022
MOOC to graduate degree: What the 2U, edX merger means for higher ed and skills building
Jul 20, 2022
Can we automate our way to better decision making?
Jul 06, 2022
Reshma Saujani on recoding work for gender equity
Jun 22, 2022
Dropbox founder Drew Houston on streamlining the digital workspace
Jun 08, 2022
Wholesale upskilling: Walmart’s workforce value proposition
May 26, 2022
Virtually present: Meta’s vision for the hybrid workplace
May 11, 2022
Can Handshake’s endless college job fair democratize employment?
May 04, 2022
Building back a better supported federal workforce
Apr 27, 2022
Micha Kaufman on the new terms of the talent bargain
Apr 13, 2022
Working with software robots
Mar 30, 2022
Iron Mountain's hybrid workforce transformation
Mar 09, 2022
MFW research: Rethinking low-wage work
Feb 23, 2022
Goodwill’s Steve Preston on how to upcycle career prospects
Feb 09, 2022
Josh Bersin on why CHROs are at the center of the action
Jan 26, 2022
Contingent to career: Kelly Services’ Peter Quigley on reinventing work and creating good jobs
Jan 12, 2022
SHRM’s Johnny C. Taylor Jr. on updating the HR playbook
Dec 15, 2021
Hubert Joly on humanizing the profit motive
Dec 01, 2021
Lisa Cook on why inclusion benefits the economy and economics 
Nov 17, 2021
Workforce continuity as competitive advantage
Nov 03, 2021
Bringing hidden workers into focus
Oct 20, 2021
Slack’s Brian Elliott: Digital-first elevates output and diversity
Oct 06, 2021
Guest appearance: Joe Fuller on Enrollment Growth University
Sep 22, 2021
Cultivating an organizational growth mindset
Sep 08, 2021
Coursera: From virtual lecture hall to platform for lifelong learning
Aug 25, 2021
How to make hiring more equitable
Aug 11, 2021
Veeva’s distributed approach to building institutional knowledge and shared culture
Jul 28, 2021
People analytics: Getting from data to meaningful impact
Jul 14, 2021
Infrastructure: Upgrading the US labor statistics system
Jun 30, 2021
Taking stock of Eastern Bank’s expansive community banking model
Jun 16, 2021
AI-assisted language translation: Context is king
Jun 02, 2021
Guest appearance: Joe Fuller on State of Independence
May 19, 2021
US plans for AI primacy
May 05, 2021
Architect Stefan Behnisch on designing for a changing workforce
Apr 21, 2021
Social Finance: trainers make the grade when students get good jobs
Apr 08, 2021
Spotify’s talent play: distributed, flexible, and diverse
Mar 24, 2021
Can AI and analytics deliver efficient, equitable skills markets?
Mar 10, 2021
Factoring high-skills freelancers into the enterprise equation
Feb 24, 2021
The value of knowing what you’re about: HR, diversity, and work-life balance
Feb 17, 2021
Parsing 5G’s potential for work and learning
Feb 10, 2021
MIT’s David Autor on engineering more equitable growth
Feb 03, 2021
Reorienting work and learning around skills building
Jan 27, 2021
Safely unleashing the power of industrial robots
Jan 20, 2021
Keeping remote workers at the center of the action
Jan 13, 2021
How we can avoid the robot apocalypse
Jan 08, 2021
Intermountain Healthcare: How Covid-19 catalyzes change
Dec 16, 2020
Udacity’s skills play: Closing the loop on demand and supply
Dec 09, 2020
COOP Careers: It’s what you know and who you know
Dec 02, 2020
PwC: Coaching change in times of crisis
Nov 25, 2020
WWT: IT innovation rooted in diversity and employee wellbeing
Nov 18, 2020
Is survival on the post-Covid menu for restaurants?
Nov 11, 2020
IBM P-TECH and SkillsBuild: Narrow the skills gap, broaden opportunity
Nov 04, 2020
Glint-LinkedIn: Worker sentiment informs management
Oct 28, 2020
Community colleges: AACC head Walter Bumphus on adversity and opportunity
Oct 21, 2020
Chattanooga bridges the digital divide to make online learning more equitable
Oct 14, 2020
How US community colleges can bolster the post-Covid recovery
Oct 07, 2020
How San Antonio’s Project Quest facilitates upward mobility
Sep 30, 2020
MFW guest appearance: Joe Fuller on Braintrust's "The Way Work Should Work"
Sep 25, 2020
How brain games and AI can improve HR
Sep 23, 2020
MFW guest appearance: Joe Fuller on Behind Bundle
Sep 18, 2020
How Covid and BLM strengthen the case for shoring up historically Black colleges
Sep 16, 2020
MFW Dispatch: Jeff Ray
Sep 09, 2020
MFW Dispatch: Marissa Andrada
Sep 02, 2020
Braintrust takes aim at the gig platform middleman
Aug 27, 2020
Cybersecurity for the post-Covid new normal of work
Aug 25, 2020
Tulsa Remote: Live here, work anywhere
Aug 20, 2020
Google expands college-alternative tech skills training
Aug 18, 2020
How Guild democratizes employer-sponsored education benefits
Aug 13, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Todd Oldham
Aug 11, 2020
Unilever’s workforce transformation: hard truths and help with change
Aug 06, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Tim Rowe
Aug 04, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Louis Gagnon
Jul 30, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Kass Dawson
Jul 28, 2020
Tightrope: Working-class despair and the seeds of hope
Jul 23, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Laura Morgan Roberts
Jul 21, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: John Pepper
Jul 16, 2020
Special Episode: Tsedal Neeley and Merck CEO Ken Frazier on vaccines, racism, and leadership
Jul 14, 2020
Beyond family leave: How help with caregiving benefits workers and employers
Jul 08, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Tsedal Neeley
Jul 01, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Noah Smith
Jun 24, 2020
Dexai: Machine learning in the kitchen
Jun 19, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Sal Khan
Jun 15, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Stephen Kramer
Jun 11, 2020
Covid -19 Dispatch: Dan Springer
Jun 09, 2020
How the next recovery can revive upward mobility
Jun 05, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: John Barry
Jun 03, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Joe DeLoss
Jun 01, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Dan O’Connor
May 28, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Hayden Brown
May 26, 2020
How Catalant helps align workforce and work
May 22, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: People + Work Connect
May 20, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Craig Malloy
May 18, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Barry Schuler
May 14, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Karen Mills
May 11, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Taso Du Val
May 06, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Sham Kakade
May 04, 2020
Handicapping the global competition for talent
May 01, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Nick Dalton
Apr 29, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Kent Thiry
Apr 27, 2020
Freelancer.com: On-demand Skills and Ideas
Apr 24, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Edward Glaeser
Apr 22, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Irfhan Rawji
Apr 20, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Derek Thompson
Apr 17, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Ardine Williams
Apr 15, 2020
Covid-19 Dispatch: Justin Wolfers
Apr 13, 2020
Data-centric business: Inside the artificial intelligence factory
Mar 25, 2020
Jobcase: Shared opportunities, collective voice
Mar 11, 2020
Richard Florida: the creative class in the age of the superstar city
Feb 26, 2020
The Purple Campaign and Vault: Taking on workplace sexual harassment post-#MeToo
Feb 12, 2020
Beyond tax breaks and subsidies: Virginia’s Amazon gambit
Jan 29, 2020
From opt-in to check-out: How digital platforms are transforming retail
Jan 22, 2020
Unpacking Amazon’s workforce development strategy
Jan 08, 2020
Crisis reporting from the front lines of technology and employment
Dec 18, 2019
How AI shifts enterprise decision-making into self-driving mode
Dec 11, 2019
Prudential’s long position on skills: fostering careers while embracing automation
Dec 04, 2019
Rebooting the apprenticeship for tech jobs
Nov 27, 2019
Factories without walls: How Autodesk is redesigning the work of architecture, construction, and manufacturing
Nov 20, 2019
Werk-ing the angles: how mapping work to real life can boost productivity
Nov 06, 2019
How global trade and AI are resetting the terms of white-collar work
Oct 30, 2019
Aspen’s playbook for linking talent ecosystems and the jobs environment
Oct 23, 2019
Handy’s CEO clears up the gig economy
Oct 09, 2019
"Been” there, learned that: Immersive workplace training with virtual reality
Sep 25, 2019
How carefully managed career restarts can benefit individuals and employers
Sep 11, 2019
How teaching robots the way the world works changes the world of work
Aug 28, 2019
Fintech on Main Street: How small businesses are banking on new technology
Aug 14, 2019
The energy industry’s cooperative approach to expanding the talent pipeline
Jul 31, 2019
Advanced placement at work: a 21st Century apprenticeship model for the US
Jul 17, 2019
Expanding access and conveying competencies: How Western Governors University is rethinking higher education
Jul 03, 2019
Fried chicken and fresh starts: fair chance hiring as a talent strategy
Jun 19, 2019
Investing in innovation: boosting growth beyond superstar cities
Jun 05, 2019
From gig to gig: Thumbtack’s CEO on the challenges facing contract workers
May 22, 2019
Prediction: How AI will affect business, work, and life
May 08, 2019
How edX is redesigning learning for the future
Apr 24, 2019
The prognosis for AI-assisted radiology
Apr 09, 2019
How the U.S. is driving away foreign talent and what happens when American companies miss out
Mar 26, 2019
How Goldman Sachs is using technology to redefine banking
Mar 12, 2019
AI and the value of expertise
Feb 26, 2019
Uncertain times for global talent: News Corp's global mobility director on Brexit and U.S. policy changes
Feb 19, 2019
Speaking the language of skills
Feb 05, 2019
IBM: View from the cutting edge of AI
Jan 29, 2019
The Caring Company
Jan 16, 2019
Passion, purpose, and plan: Guiding students toward success at work
Dec 18, 2018
Larry Summers: Urban-rural inequality and the importance of work
Dec 04, 2018
Retraining road-trip: New skills for older workers
Nov 20, 2018
Bridging the employer-educator divide
Nov 06, 2018
How advanced technology is lifting the business of cranes
Oct 25, 2018
How Vodafone’s CEO is using AI to transform the way the company works (rebroadcast)
Oct 18, 2018
Ep 14: The gift of global talent: Why talented people are the world’s most precious resource
Oct 02, 2018
Ep 13: Work without borders: How digital platforms are transforming the way firms get things done
Sep 20, 2018
Ep 12: Why employers should care about care
Sep 06, 2018
Ep 11: High school to JP Morgan in seven seconds: How businesses gain an edge by providing ladders of opportunity
Aug 16, 2018
Ep 10: Collaborate in the classroom, compete on the grid
Jul 31, 2018
Ep 9: How firms are building strategy around AI
Jul 17, 2018
Ep 8: What can businesses learn from the present crisis of trust in tech?
Jul 11, 2018
Ep 7: The CEO of ING Netherlands describes his bank’s agile “big bang”
Jun 29, 2018
Ep 6: From hot dogs to helicopters, the Golden Triangle’s workforce transformation
Jun 22, 2018
Ep 5: Big-game fishing in rural Mississippi: Attracting employers to the Golden Triangle
Jun 19, 2018
Ep 4: Jobs lost, jobs gained: Focus less on predictions, more on potential
Jun 03, 2018
Ep 3: What really worries the AFL-CIO about the future of work?
Jun 03, 2018
Ep 2: What smart employers are doing to prevent degree inflation
Jun 03, 2018
Ep 1: How Vodafone’s CEO is using AI to transform the way the company works
Jun 03, 2018
(Trailer) Introducing: Managing the Future of Work by Harvard Business School
May 31, 2018