Workshop 6: Leading the Workforce Ecosystems of the Future
Leaders today are increasingly operating in more open and interconnected environments. Whereas leaders traditionally placed most of their emphasis on managing internal employees and operations, modern managerial responsibilities include extensive interactions with external parties including contractors, gig workers, partners, external contributors, professional service firms, and others. These contexts are often structured as workforce ecosystems, encompassing a wide array of worker types and technologies. Accordingly, leaders need to learn to manage across organizational boundaries, influence without authority, and create and respond to new types of management practices.
In this workshop, participants will learn to:
- Recognize the importance, relevance, and value of workforce ecosystems and the types of workers that they encompass
- Understand how workforce ecosystems, encompassing increasingly flexible structures with diverse types of workers, are created and managed
- Develop new leadership skills aligned with management practices associated with workforce ecosystems