The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?

Thursday 2:40 – 3:40 PM

Session Description

The Future-Proof Workplace is a survival guide for the new reality of business. The future is no longer some far-off destination; it is here, right now, and already changing the way we work. This session highlights the road ahead, and what you have to do to stay on track. Whether you’re a CEO, a leader or manager, or just trying to survive the chaos, this invaluable guide is your wake-up call – the future is now.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss three of the key forces impacting how we work, lead and structure our organizations
  2. Identify how organizations are responding to and adapting to these changes
  3. Determine the next steps to future proof your team and organization.


Morag Barrett

Morag Barrett is the best-selling author of Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships. Her latest book The Future-Proof Workplace will be published by Wiley in 2017. She is also the founder and CEO of SkyeTeam, and dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations achieve extraordinary business results through leadership development and human resources management. Morag’s experience ranges from senior executive coaching to developing high potential individuals and teams within FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 organizations. She is a highly effective speaker, trainer and coach for new managers and seasoned executives alike.

Prior to founding SkyeTeam, Morag held leadership positions at Level 3 Communications, and NatWest Bank where she advised international organizations on their corporate strategy and growth plans. Originally from the UK, she has experience with a wide range of cultures and businesses developing high potential individuals and teams across the United States, Europe and Asia. Morag brings more than 25 years of industry experience and a deep understanding of the complexities of running a business and leading executive teams.

She is a regular contributor to, and to the American Management Association. She has also been featured in Business Insider, among others.

Morag holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from De Montfort University, UK and received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. She is also a recognized business coach for the Corporate Coach University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK.

When not at work Morag can be found sailing with her husband and three sons, playing the Bassoon for the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra, or Ballroom dancing!