Deep Dive: Managing through Disruption

Some suggest we are well into a fourth industrial revolution — a time of significant and fundamental shifts in the ways we create, manufacture, and consume goods and services. Serious questions abound regarding the degree to which artificial intelligence, automation, and online economies will level considerable and long-term dislocations to the global economy. Given the pace of technological adoption and change, are these shifts a threat to employment in the short term? Will companies be able to retrain workers, or find new ones, for the work ahead? How do we manage our organizations in times of potentially radical changes in the ways we work? Is the prospect of a jobless future real? This deep dive will explore the minds of economists, C-suite executives, and futurists in ways that will raise many questions, offer new insights, and leave you with a lot to think about.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Economy

The data on social mobility and opportunity in the United States can be discouraging, especially for communities of... See more
As technology drives economic change, the discussion of the future of work seems to be binary: either dystopian or rose... See more
Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established... See more
The CEOs of two of the top apparel companies — Patagonia and Eileen Fisher — discuss their motivation to make clothing... See more
Increasingly, companies are gaining reputation for decisions that extend well beyond the bottom line. How they are... See more
Stuart Weitzman is one of America’s most famous shoe designers, known for outfitting countless celebrities (think... See more

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