E-work issues on CIPD’s show agenda

Surviving the e-work explosion will be one of the subjects addressed in seminars at this year’s CIPD national conference at Harrogate.

The seminar, “Surviving and Leading the e-work Explosion”, will look at the implications of the Internet revolution for HR professionals and what impact technology has had on the world of work.

Speaker Dr Laurence Lyons, director of research at the Future Work Forum, will tell delegates at the conference, to be held 25-27 October, that a new breed of leadership able to harness innovation and diversity is the key to survival.

Professor Stephane Garelli, of IMD International Business School, will also explore the need to break established moulds in order to compete.

The seminar will discuss the pressure to fulfil diverse customer needs now that the Internet allows access to products and services on a global scale. According to Garelli, it is qualities such as mental agility, resilience, teamworking and an ability to accept risk that now give organisations the leading edge.

Jane Royston, professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology, will explore how organisations need to equip themselves with a whole new set of skills competencies.

A further seminar on e-learning will also explore how to balance technology and the human factor to maximise the effectiveness of learning.

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