Welcome to the Future of Work

The Future Exit Sign

  • Are you frustrated that the future isn’t what it used to be?
  • Do you wonder what new technologies or social trends are about to smack you in the face – again?
  • Are you longing for a chance to take a deep breath, see over the horizon, and futureproof your organization?

You’ve come to the right place. We design experiences for organizational leaders that equip them to leverage the future and build capabilities for thriving in the dynamic, unpredictable future we all share.

Whether it is an offsite planning workshop, a training or coaching engagement, or a keynote address at your annual meeting, we provide you with the insights, understanding, and visions you need to take charge of tomorrow.

We provide the guidance you need
to drive leadership conversations
that put you in charge of your future.

Do you spend time in unproductive meetings thinking about the “real work” you are not getting done, or holding your smartphone in your lap and sneaking a peek at your email inbox to see what’s going on out there in the real world? Or have you ever sent a surreptitious text asking a colleague to call you out of a meeting for some fake crisis or phone call from a “client” that just can’t wait?

Well, we have a simple message for you:

It doesn’t have to be that way.Making Meetings Matter (cover image)

Jim Ware wrote Making Meetings Matter to define the why, the what, and the how of 21st-century leadership.

We are a futures think tank and meeting design strategy firm that’s dedicated to the proposition that meetings can be meaningful, productive, and even fun – all at the same time.

We can show you how changing the way people in your organization orchestrate meetings and talk with each other about the future can attract and retain exceptional people, leverage their innate talents, and increase their productivity. Engage us to teach you and your staff how to thrive in a world that’s being turned upside down by technology, globalization, demographics, and environmental challenges.

We know how to design and lead employee conversations that generate high-performing teams and highly engaged employees.

Your Leadership Challenge

The changing nature of work has enormous implications for how we structure organizations, manage people, and design workplaces. Some organizations are already leveraging the new ways of working; others are struggling to understand what the future means.

Getting from today to tomorrow in a cost-effective manner is the most significant leadership challenge facing senior executives today. We provide guidance and tools that enable you to create compelling pictures of the future and build a collaborative culture that turns your dreams into reality.

We bring decades of experience in strategic thinking, business case analysis, conversational facilitation, and change leadership to organizations seeking to make a difference for customers, employees, shareholders, and the community at large.

Building a Great Work Culture

GWC_logoWe are a proud sponsor and a co-founder of the Great Work Cultures initiative. With our friends and colleagues we are raising a big tent that welcomes a glorious diversity of respectful work culture practices and leaders. Working together, we are creating a new norm for workplace cultures that optimize worker effectiveness and human happiness [click on either of these images to go directly to the Great Work Culture’s website – and sign up to join the movement and become a champion today!]GWC_Respect-Empower Bug-RGB_hi-res

We actively support the initiative’s shared goal of moving work cultures towards the values and practices of Respect and Empower.

Contact us today for a free initial conversation about you can take charge of your future.

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