It’s Future of Work Week here at Siliconrepublic.com, so we’re looking at the top influencers and thought leaders for you to follow on Twitter.
There is a lot of talk around the future of work; what it means, when it will happen, how we can be ready for it, why it’s a good thing, why it’s a bad thing – the list is endless.
But who really knows best? Unless you have a crystal ball, no one can really predict the future. But, as with any trends that look ahead, thought leaders are able to look at the past, examine the present and watch the emerging trends in order to predict where we are going.
This helps us determine what the future of work will look like in the coming years. Some of this is already taking place, but there are many more changes to come.
It’s an exciting time because the future of work affects almost everyone around the world, so those who are talking about it online can be great resources to hone in on.
We’ve rounded up seven of the most influential people on Twitter who discuss the future of work and what it means for us.
Dr Anita Sands (@DrAnitaSands)
Dr Anita Sands is a global technology and business leader, speaker and advocate for the advancement of women.
My #inspirefest speech is now live! #womenintech #Diversity #workingmom #WomenLead #leanin #belikerosie https://t.co/ktO224Sb96
— Anita Sands (@DrAnitaSands) August 23, 2017
Having accomplished just about everything in business, Sands is a tech disrupter and inspiration for women in tech and business. She spoke at Inspirefest earlier this year about the need for change at the top and she is a must-follow.
Josh Bersin (@Josh_Bersin)
A massive thought leader in the future-of-work sphere, Josh Bersin founded Bersin by Deloitte, provider of research-based membership programmes in human resources.
Join me for a special dinner at the #HRTechconf on Wed 10/11 to hear about the future of HR Tech. Learn more here. https://t.co/d9BHClVwMC pic.twitter.com/ynndWeWdRN
— Josh Bersin (@Josh_Bersin) October 3, 2017
With a career spanning more than two decades in marketing, management, sales and (most importantly) HR, Bersin is an important expert to follow for all things related to the future of work.
Jeanne Meister (@jcmeister)
An expert on the world of work, Jeanne Meister is a founding partner of HR advisory and research firm Future Workplace. She is also a keynote speaker and co-author of The 2020 Workplace and The Future Workplace Experience.
Dogs are taking over the office as managers let workers bring their pooches in to reduce stress https://t.co/tQvEOApk0j
— Jeanne Meister (@jcmeister) October 8, 2017
Her Twitter is filled with important insights, advice and trends on the future of work as well as changes to HR and the workplace as we know it.
Ellyn J Shook (@EllynJShook1)
As the chief leadership and human resources officer at Accenture, Ellyn Shook has plenty to say about the future of work and about gender equality in particular.
Having worked at Accenture for nearly 30 years, Shook is a force to be reckoned with, leading talent strategies and programmes for hundreds of thousands of employees.
"Flexicurity" Get Ready for Technological Upheaval by Expecting (and preparing for) the Unimagined, via @nytimes https://t.co/e9nThe7kDV
— Ellyn J. Shook (@EllynJShook1) September 4, 2017
Follow Shook on Twitter to see how the future of work can be achieved with gender equality in the workplace.
Marc Coleman (@HRNEurope)
Marc Coleman is the founder of the Human Resources Network (HRN) and the HR Tech World conference.
Being Busy Permanently Reduces Your Capacity to Think Deeply and Creatively | Big Think #hrtechworld #guilty https://t.co/xdVPfZzyUP
— Marc Coleman (@HRNEurope) August 4, 2017
HR Tech World is quickly becoming one of the biggest conferences in the world for all things future of work and recruitment, so it’s no surprise that Coleman is a natural influencer and contributor to the conversation.
Monica Parker (@monicacparker)
As the founder of Hatch Analytics, Monica Parker knows a thing or two about people in the workplace and where the future of work is going. Hatch Analytics helps companies to identify the good and bad parts of their cultures, and improve the workplace for their staff.
Amazing week of multiple wins & delivery for the Hatchlings! Celebrated last night. Today = impromptu holiday!?#workhardplayhard #hatchlife pic.twitter.com/QCkkzARURJ
— Monica Parker (@monicacparker) September 29, 2017
Parker is a thought leader in workplace culture, a motivational and inspirational woman in tech, and all-round funny person to follow on Twitter.
Meghan M Biro (@MeghanMBiro)
Meghan M Biro is the CEO of HR company TalentCulture and host of a weekly work-trends podcast. She is a well-recognised author, speaker and brand strategist.
Contract, Staff, Remote, In-Office: Which is the Best Hiring Solution for Your Company? https://t.co/8SYpo3vndd
— Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro) October 9, 2017
Biro’s Twitter profile is filled with helpful advice for both employees and leaders as to how they can better themselves and their culture while preparing for the future of work.