Dr. Rochelle Haynes

Founder, CEO, Crowd Potential Consulting

Rochelle is a published author, global speaker, management consultant, and senior lecturer. She holds a PhD in International Human Resource Management and is the Founder and CEO of Crowd Potential Consulting Inc. Rochelle’s passion lies in applying good people management practices within the growing digital economy and she has travelled across South East Asia including Indonesia and Thailand to explore the world’s top remote-working hotspots, explore co-working spaces and interview globally dispersed workers. She was recently featured in Forbes for her trademarked framework ‘Gig HR™’, a term she coined to describe the discipline of using HRM to help companies enhance their working relationships with contract or ‘gig’ workers, ‘digital nomads’ and other offsite stakeholders, whose physical contact with organisations is limited or non-existent.

11:50 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Thursday 11th Nov

The Future of Work

The future of work has arrived!  The future of work is defined by two major trends that are changing workplaces, workforces, and the nature of work in the 2020s. The first trend is the growing adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics in the workplace. And the second is the changing physical distribution of the workforce and the rise in remote employees and gig workers. The future of work requires businesses to adopt new technologies and a new sense of purpose and passion.

Many elements of what was considered the future of work have been accelerated and have become today’s reality for many companies, as COVID-19 made it necessary to undergo rapid workplace restructuring. But changes in the working world were already well underway long before the pandemic was upon us.

How do we manage these changes? What are the opportunities available in the new workplace?  How do we keep pace with workforce transformation? How do we keep employees passionate about the new way of doing business? These questions and more will be discussed in this session.