Linda Nazareth

Linda Nazareth is an economist, futurist, and expert on the future of work. The author of four books, the most recent of which is Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy (2018) she is also a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail and the Host of podcast ‘Work and the Future’.

As a sought-after keynote speaker, Linda’s audiences have spanned a range of audiences and have included clients such as The Economist Magazine, American Express, E & Y, and the Bank of Montreal all of whom have benefitted from the way that she can take huge ideas and distill them into information that organizations can use for their own strategic planning purposes.

Programs:

THE RESILIENT RE-LAUNCH: GETTING READY FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD The lights are out on parts of the economy right now, but they will come back on. When they do, will you be ready? Crafting a plan to deal with the short term is part of that, but so is looking at the longer term. In the shadow of the pandemic, that may mean re-thinking your business model to deal with the new realities. The leadership challenge ahead will be unprecedented: decision-makers will face a never-ending need to think quickly and adapt instantaneously to change while at the same time crafting the best long-term path and inspiring confidence in those around them. Resilience, developing it, and inspiring it, will be part of the equation. In this inspiring presentation, economist Linda Nazareth will look at your particular industry or organization and talk about its particular challenges both for the immediate future and for the post-pandemic world. Then, using examples of how other groups have coped with previous disruptions. she looks both at the lessons from the past as well as how and why leaders must make their own history as they deal with what lies ahead.

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WORK IS NOT A PLACE: OUR LIVES AND OUR ORGANIZATIONS IN THE POST-JOBS ECONOMY The world is changing and so is the very notion of ‘work’. For years we have been told that our aging workforce will mean a shortage of workers in many industries. More recently, the narrative has changed to one where robots do everyone’s work and there are not enough jobs to go around. Which view of the future is correct? More important, how will our lives and organizations change as we navigate the changing realities In this much-requested presentation based on her book of the same title, Linda Nazareth casts an economist’s eye to the way the big trends are changing our realities. From looking at the way global change, demographics, and technology are coming together to reshape the work world through to examining the challenges for individuals, businesses, and governments, she sketches a world that is both unsettling and exciting. How can you best prepare for a world where work is not a place? Start with Linda’s presentation and feel like you can meet the future head-on.

ECONOMORPHICS: THE ECONOMIC TRENDS CHANGING TODAY INTO TOMORROW From globalization to urbanization to dealing with demographic change, the world we know is morphing into a different planet with different economic opportunities and challenges. What are the trends taking today into tomorrow, and what are the trends that are resulting from the shift? In ‘Economorphics’ , Linda Nazareth talks about the dozens of things she sees happening, and the challenges – and opportunities they present to the economy, the labor market and the financial markets – and to your industry as well.

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN CONTEXT Europe, the U.S., oil prices, interest rates, population change, currency markets, the markets, and more – what is the big picture and how do you make the right decisions to stay ahead of the curve? How does North America fit into the mix – and how do you plan for your own industry and investments? In this presentation, Linda Nazareth looks at the economic outlook, the opportunities in the face of challenges, and the way that the larger picture will affect your own business interests.

YOUR PLACE IN THE BIG WORLD: A KICK-OFF TO YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING EXERCISES Is your organization looking to the future with an eye to re-thinking strategy? As a kick-off to your strategic planning sessions, let Linda Nazareth give you a big picture view of the world with an eye to where your organization fits with the future. Presentations will be tailored to your organization, incorporating your specific demographic and economic concerns.

RESILIENCE IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC DISRUPTION Bouncing back has always been important, but has there ever been a time when businesses got jolted in the way that is true today? As well as the pandemic, megatrends like climate change and fourth industrial revolution are rocking our world, and every business has to adjust, and quickly. Throw in some economic and political shocks and you have a world that must change on a dime. Only the resilient will survive. In Resilience in a Time of Disruption, economist Linda Nazareth explores the concept of resilience, looking at why it is suddenly one of the most important characteristics for companies and their workers to acquire. How are successful organizations dealing with the accelerated pace of change that is becoming the norm? How should companies plan for a time for the possibility that their well-crafted plans have to be scrapped, again? And how do you develop a workforce that thrives in a time of disruption? It Is a brave new world, but with this presentation, you will feel that you are ready to deal with whatever it brings.

EVENT MODERATOR: Linda is also an experienced and skilled event moderator who can draw on her own expertise to the degree required to help your organization and its leaders tell their own story.

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