Can Your Company Overcome Technological Changes in the Workplace?

Technology is changing your business but not always in the way you expect. While some new technological methods increase your productivity and collaboration, other methods have the opposite effect, slowing down your workflow and inhibiting your interactions. When technology is so important for a competitive edge, what can your company do to get it right?

Whether you’re interested in how technology is affecting your business today or what will happen to your business tomorrow, future-of-work and organizational change expert Paul Leonardi provides insights to help your business understand and overcome these new challenges. Through his research, Leonardi has identified the best practices for businesses to improve collaboration, innovation, and the sharing of knowledge.

Paul knows first hand how technology is affecting the dynamics of your workplace. He has studied the effects of technology for years in over eight countries and in firms ranging from engineering to finance. He has examined how new technologies such as AI, digital simulations, machine learning, and social tools have affected the way your work gets done.

Paul’s groundbreaking research on work and technology has earned him awards from a number of prestigious groups, including the Academy of Management, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.

Paul is the Founding Director of the Master of Technology Management Program (TMP) at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He is also the author of two books, Technology Choices and Car Crashes Without Cars, where he examined the effects of technological change on high tech firms and companies going through a digital transformation.

Paul’s most recent research has focused on how companies use enterprise social technologies, such as Slack and Jive.

Paul speaks on the following topics:

Preparing for The Future of Work, Today
What changes can your company make today to position itself for success in the digital future?

Leading Digital Transformation
How to prepare your managers, employees, and customers for the digital future by leading cultural change.

Going Social @ Work
How to use enterprise social media tools like Slack, Yammer, Chatter, and Microsoft Teams to increase collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation within your workplace.

Innovate With What You’ve Got
How to manage the social capital in your organization to generate and implement new ideas.

The Art and Science of Distributed Collaboration: Remote work and more
Learn the art of building successful collaborations across multiple geographies, time zones, and cultures.

Kyle Crocco is the Content Marketing Coordinator at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and the lead singer of Duh Professors. He regularly publishes business book reviews and thought articles on Medium, Business 2 Community, and Born 2 Invest.