Embed the “What am I going to do?” not the “What is management going to do?” mind-set into the DNA of your organisation.
Mike Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the FutureWork Forum, is a leading commentator, consultant and writer on the Future of Work, Talent Management, Organizational Dynamics, Corporate Social Responsibility and How to Work as an independent or entrepreneur.
The author of 14 books on business, his new book, “The WorldWide Workplace – Solving the Global Talent Equation”, is published in June 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan in London and New York. He is currently working on a new book project “Why Serious Games are Good for Business” to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
As a communications professional he has worked with a wide variety of major corporations including Exxon Mobil, Shell, Phillips, IBM Europe, ITT, Price Waterhouse, Orange, Alcatel, Belgacom, DHL, Federal Express, Alstom, Telfonica, the Economist Intelligence Unit, UBS, Zurich Financial, the World Economic Forum, the International Red Cross and the United Nations amongst many others.
He worked at Management Centre Europe in Brussels from 1972 to 1978 as director of corporate affairs, after which he was an editor of “Vision” magazine - the multi-language monthly business magazine published in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish editions - and worked out of Brussels, Paris, Dublin and London. From 1985 until 2004 he was editor-in-chief of the “International Management Development Review”.
Other books include “Winning the People Wars” and “Talent Magnet”, both for the Financial Times, and “The New Rules of Engagement” and “The Independent Consultant’s Survival Guide” for the CIPD. His recent book; “Starting up on Your Own: How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant or Freelance” has just been republished by the Financial Times in its third edition.
He founded the FutureWork Forum in 2006 and it has developed into a leading global think-tank on future-of-work issues. There are now 30 Partners and Associates of the FutureWork Forum around the globe.