October 11, 2016

Globoforce Announces New York Times Bestselling Author Adam Grant as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2017 Conference

October 11, 2016 | Globoforce Press Release

Top-ranked Wharton School professor to discuss how organizations thrive by incorporating original thinking and diverse perspectives into workplace cultures

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and DUBLIN – Oct. 11, 2016 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced top-rated Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant will return as a keynote speaker for its WorkHuman® 2017 conference, May 30-June 1, in Phoenix, Arizona at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort. The mission of the WorkHuman movement is to galvanize leaders and organizations worldwide to harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR. The annual event has grown exponentially in size since the inaugural event in 2015, and has featured some of the world’s most influential thought leaders and visionaries, including Arianna Huffington, renowned business thinker Gary Hamel, actor Michael J. Fox, and bestselling author Shawn Achor. To learn more about WorkHuman 2017, click here. “We’re all capable of generating original ideas to improve the experience of work,” said Grant. “We can all get better at standing up for our ideas—a mindset shared with WorkHuman.” Grant is the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s top-rated professor, and one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers. He has also been ranked as one of Fortune’s 40 under 40 and HR’s most influential international thinkers. Grant is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, including the #1 national bestseller Originals, which explores how individuals advance new ideas and leaders fight groupthink. At WorkHuman 2017, Grant will draw on this work to explore how we can all become better at recognizing and championing new ideas, how to overcome fear and doubt and how to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback. He will also reveal why devil’s advocates often backfire but contrarian opinions are useful even when they’re wrong; and the values that help organizations prosper early on are the same ones that thwart their growth later. Grant’s previous book, Give and Take, looks at why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. “Adam is an integral part of the WorkHuman community,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “He has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to uncovering and promoting management principles designed to impact the future of the workplace. His popularity within the University of Pennsylvania community and beyond, as well as his reputation as an influential thinker, makes him a strong addition to the WorkHuman conference. We happily welcome his return to the stage in 2017.” About Globoforce Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build stronger, more human cultures through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the 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 the WorkHuman movement, created to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more: Contact: Shweta Agarwal (508) 229-1541 Shweta.agarwal@globoforce.com


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