Changing the Way We Think About Work

July 3, 2018
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Eric’s mission is to change the way we think about work. His message: there will be less of a talent gap, communications gap, and age gap in the workplace as we rethink the human technology interface and manage how we think about one another and behave with one another. A recent HBR article indicates the nearly 50% of employees reported being lonely and that loneliness shortened our lives by the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The price we pay for speed, convenience, and even efficiency is a trade-off – not a saving. The time we save by not having that face-to-face conversation is costing relationships, friendships, and even basic understanding of who we’re working with. Eric will discuss an antidote that balances savings and relationships. This means rethinking belonging and how we navigate topics like employee engagement in remote and distributed environments. Eric will also discuss the conversations he has had on this topic with World Economic Forum.

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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