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Top influencers shaping the hybrid workplace in 2024


June 23, 2024


June 23, 2024

Hybrid work models are become a focal point for organizations worldwide. 

In this context, insights and strategies from industry thought leaders are now fundamental for businesses shifting to a new, flexible way of working. Here at deskbird, we love reading and learning everything about the topic. And what better way of doing so if not from the expert voices of top influencers leading this transformation? 

Here's a list (in no particular order) of our most cherished workplace influencers: 

Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan, the founder and CEO of Human Workplace, a former Fortune 500 HR SVP, and a widely recognized commentator on workplace issues, is a beacon of knowledge in the realm of hybrid work. Her insights, primarily focused on creating a more human workplace, are invaluable for organizations transitioning to hybrid models. 

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Johanna Bath

A professor at ESB Business School, Johanna Bath is a sought-after expert on hybrid work and hybrid leadership in Germany. After almost 15 years in consulting and industry, she founded Talentista Now to improve the working world by designing hybrid work environments based on structured data to optimize performance and employee retention, with a focus on tech startups and multinational corporations. 

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Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan, a bestselling author and keynote speaker, is at the forefront of the future of work and employee experience. His books, such as “The Future Leader” and “The Employee Experience Advantage”, are not just informative, but also engaging, providing insights and suggestions on creating dynamic hybrid workplaces. 

→ Explore more on Jacob Morgan's Website.

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Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock is the CEO of Humu and former SVP of People Operations at Google. With his wealth of experience in the field, he brings a data-driven approach to improving workplace culture. In his book “Work Rules!”, he gives actionable recommendations for building a high-performing culture, highlighting the importance of treating employees with respect and giving them the freedom to thrive

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Harriet Molyneaux

As the Managing Director of HSM Advisory, Harriet is an expert in advising organizations on creating sustainable and high-performance businesses. She has been featured in major publications such as the Financial Times and Forbes, contributing to discussions on crucial business topics. Harriet has also held prominent roles on prestigious committees and boards, including the 10 Downing Street Committee for Workload and Wellbeing and the Responsible Initiative for Justice. 

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David Burkus

David Burkus is an author and speaker whose work challenges traditional notions of company operations. His book "Leading From Anywhere" is particularly relevant for leaders managing remote or hybrid teams. 

→ Learn more on David Burkus' Website.

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Cal Newport

Author and computer science professor Cal Newport explores how deep work and concentration can thrive in disrupted environments like the hybrid workplace. His books, such as "Deep Work" and "A World Without Email," are critical reads for anyone looking to optimize work amidst distractions.  

→ Visit Cal Newport's Blog for more insights.

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Lynda Gratton

Gratton's work focuses on the interface between people and organizations, exploring how they can better adapt to changing work environments. She has authored several influential books, including "The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here" and "The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity" with Andrew Scott. Her insights provide valuable perspectives on managing human capital in dynamic, future-oriented contexts. 

In addition to her academic work, Gratton founded the advisory practice HSM Advisory, which helps organizations navigate complex HR challenges. Thinkers50 named her one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world for her contributions to management thinking. 

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Anne Helen Petersen

Culture writer and author Anne Helen Petersen offers a unique perspective on how societal changes affect work. In her newsletter "Culture Study" on Substack, she discusses the broader impacts of hybrid work models on culture and employee wellbeing. 

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These influencers are pivotal in shaping how organizations approach the hybrid workplace. Their blend of inspirational, practical, and strategic content provides leaders with a wealth of resources to navigate these evolving work environments, emphasizing the importance of human-centric approaches, data-driven decision-making, and adaptability.