November 19, 2015

Globoforce Announces World-Renowned Business Thinker Gary Hamel as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2016 Conference

November 19, 2015 | Globoforce Press Release

Hamel will join Shawn Achor at annual conference focused on the future of the human workplace

Speaker applications accepted through Nov. 30, 2015

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and DUBLIN – November 19, 2015 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced global business thinker and innovation guru Gary Hamel as a keynote speaker for the WorkHuman 2016 conference, May 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. Hamel will join happiness expert Shawn Achor, who was recently announced as a keynote speaker for WorkHuman 2016. The mission of the WorkHuman movement is to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace. This movement culminates annually at the WorkHuman conference, which brings together the brightest stars in this growing community of human-focused organizations, scholars and leaders. “Gary is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on how to effectively shape the future of work,” said Julie Zadow, executive director of WorkHuman. “His book, The Future of Management, offers incredible insight on how to create business success by focusing on the power people have to move an organization. This is the mission of WorkHuman – to empower a company’s talent through humanity. We look forward to Gary sharing his expertise on how to incorporate the WorkHuman mission into workplaces around the world.” “It is time to revamp the way we work,” said Hamel. “My research has shown that bureaucracy has no role in moving companies forward. Instead of employers being hard on employees for not meeting certain standards of performance, we need them to ask themselves how they can create a work environment that encourages employees to want to do their best work.” Hamel is one of the world’s most influential business thinkers and a sought-after management speaker on the topics of strategy, leadership, innovation and change. He has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Innovation eXchange. Hamel has written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. His most recent bestselling books are The Future of Management and What Matters Now. Fortune magazine describes Hamel as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and the Financial Times calls him a “management innovator without peer.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and of the World Economic Forum. Globoforce is accepting speaker applications for WorkHuman 2016 through Nov. 30, 2015. Completed applications can be sent to For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN).   About Globoforce Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build strong cultures of engaged employees through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention and productivity. The company pioneered WorkHuman – a movement designed to help organizations unlock the power of the human workplace which was launched at the inaugural WorkHuman event held in June 2015. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more:
Contact: Shweta Agarwal (508) 229-1541


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