Jeanne Meister (Author & Partner, Future Workplace)
Jeanne Meister talks about the central theme of her book, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees, that she co-wrote with Kevin J. Mulcahy. She discusses two of the most important premises of the book including the importance of creating a workplace that meets employee needs in a way that is personalized and provides an emotional connection. Meister also discusses the need for HR leaders to take on an activist role to solve problems within an organization. She points to the results of a Gallup poll that has consistently shown a high rate of employee disengagement across companies in the United States as a wakeup call for organizations to initiate changes in how they connect with their employees. She provides examples of organizations that have successfully created work spaces that promote employee engagement and productivity.