Why does it matter?
Epidemic Apathy at Work
Many people talk about engagement these days, but US engagement statistics have remained relatively static over the last fifteen years. This despite increasing awareness of the positive impact of higher engagement on many business functions, and despite the fact that US organizations spend almost almost three-quarters of a billion dollars on related initiatives every year. Something is broken, and we haven't yet found a scalable fix.
Adults Need Help Acting Like Adults
In work, war, relationships, politics and the environment, playing nice can be difficult. We rarely work towards win-win scenarios in mind. Unnecessarily, the employer's gain is the employee's loss and vice versa. Companies compete or "disrupt." What's more, leaders in all major social institutions globally fail to take advantage of much of the latest scientific understanding of human behavior.
Automation and The Working Elite
The number of jobs to disappear by 2030 may be as high as 50%, including many jobs in currently celebrated professions such as doctors, lawyers and software engineers. A transition to a society without work for some, and with highly specialized work for others requires careful consideration.