Co-Founder & Director of Employee Experience at The Work3 Institute
Josh’s work has been instrumental in helping organizations develop long-term strategies for building their reputation and space in the metaverse. He has hosted 150+ webinars in both the HR tech and web3 industries and has been a guest on several podcasts. Read More >
MIT EXD and the Metaverse
Immerse Global Summit Metaverse
Employee Experience Future of Work
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The Future of the Workplace
Maintain Engagement with Your Employees
Employees are unhappy at work, and companies are still trying to force them into the corporate structures that no longer serve them. And while they put up with it for now, employees still have the power to disengage if they find it necessary for their mental health. Read More >
Employers, then, must design meaningful experiences that are attractive to an emboldened workforce by embracing continuous feedback loops, implementing human tech, and bringing new meaning to their employee experience initiatives.
In this keynote Josh addresses the shifting power dynamics of employee experience and offers an upgraded approach for creating active channels for authentic and transparent human connection.
Employee experience design (EXD) is a critical element in shaping an organization’s success. The way employees feel about their work, their colleagues, and their workplace can significantly impact productivity, retention, and overall organizational performance. This presentation will explore the importance of EXD and provide insights into how to design a positive employee experience.
Josh makes the argument that employee experience design is essential for creating a positive workplace culture that supports employee engagement, productivity, and retention. By understanding the key factors that influence employee experience and implementing best practices for designing a positive experience, organizations can foster a culture of high-performance and achieve their business objectives. Investing in employee experience design is not only the right thing to do, but it is also critical for long-term success. Read Less ^
In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, Generative AI has the ability to create and accelerate data driven decision-making. This shift brings new opportunities and challenges, but embracing change will help to drive better creativity, strategic thinking, and efficiency. Read More >
AI has the power to relieve us from tasks that are mundane and repetitive, but to replace humans with automation is a fundamentally flawed approach for many companies who focus solely on the bottom-line rather than the potential for top-line growth.
In this keynote, Josh reveals that by focusing on systems that amplify, rather than replace human capabilities, we can bridge the gap between the speed of technology and the pace of human adaptability. AI isn't here to render us redundant; rather, it supercharges our capacity to do work that requires the human touch.
1. Provide real-life case studies to illustrate the power of AI for business.
2. Demonstrate how AI tools assist in making better data-driven decisions.
3. Illustrate a framework for how AI immediately and tangibly improves employee experience.
4. Deliver actionable next steps to show how AI helps leaders focus on elements that require a human touch, such as fostering organizational culture. Read Less ^
The metaverse and web3 technologies are rapidly changing the way we interact with the digital world, creating new opportunities and challenges for the future of work. This presentation will explore the potential impact of these technologies on our relationship with work and provide insights into how to prepare for this new reality. Read More >
To understand the impact of the Metaverse on the future of work, look no further than the current pains of the distributed workforce and observe the solutions a virtual world of work will provide. Realizing these possibilities will require an entirely new mentality.
It’s not about the antiquated concepts of employee engagement or even designing a better employee experience, that’s like adding Ford Mustang car parts around a Model T chassis. The fundamental structure of work is outdated. We are clogging Industrial Age systems with Information Age speeds.
The Metaverse and web3 technologies have the power to drive work forward new levels of productivity and growth by offering individual contributors greater ownership, flexibility, and agency over their work.
The metaverse and web3 technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way we work and interact with the digital world. By understanding the potential impact of these technologies on our relationship with work and preparing for this new reality, we can take advantage of the opportunities and navigate the challenges that lie ahead. The future of work is rapidly evolving, and it is up to us to embrace this change and shape it to create a better world for ourselves and future generations. Read Less ^
Web3 and decentralized technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way we work and interact with our colleagues and organizations. By enabling greater transparency, accountability, and autonomy, these technologies can enhance employee satisfaction and workplace culture. This presentation will explore the potential benefits of web3 and decentralized technologies for employee satisfaction and workplace culture. Read More >
In this keynote, Josh makes the argument that these virtual technologies make us more human AND more digital, that we can connect in ways that were previously unimaginable.
It’s time to realize that Web3 and decentralized technologies have the potential to transform workplace culture and improve employee satisfaction by enabling greater transparency, accountability, and autonomy. By embracing these technologies and leveraging their benefits, organizations can create a more positive and productive work environment that fosters employee engagement and loyalty. However, it is essential to address the potential risks and challenges of implementing these technologies in the workplace to ensure their successful adoption. The future of work is evolving, and it is up to us to embrace these changes and leverage the power of web3 and decentralized technologies to create a better world for ourselves and future generations. Read Less ^
In this engaging keynote, Josh makes the argument that employees will choose the Metaverse, just as they are choosing distributed, remote opportunities. Companies can take action to prepare themselves for the inevitable transition to the digital workplace. Read More >
The metaverse and web3 technologies are rapidly emerging and have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the digital world. This introductory presentation will provide an overview of the concepts of the metaverse and web3 technologies and their potential impact on work.
In conclusion, the metaverse and web3 technologies represent an exciting new frontier that will have a significant impact on work. By understanding the concepts of the metaverse and web3 technologies and their potential impact on work, we can prepare for the future and take advantage of the opportunities that these technologies offer. As the world of work continues to evolve, it is crucial to stay up to date with emerging technologies and be adaptable to change to thrive in the new digital era. Read Less ^
The EX revolution is happening now with the adoption of hybridization, decentralization and a growing gig economy. Employees have plenty of high paying options for work, they are fed up with being overworked, and they want their contributions to mean something. As a result, millions of employees are leaving their jobs for more fulfilling opportunities. Read More >
In this workshop Josh leads your organization on an exploration of the shifting dynamics of employee power and how workers are beginning to own their career development. Company leaders will gain a new perspective on how to put their people first by identifying solutions to make work more human. They will learn to identify the intricacies of daily employee life and understand their pain points and bottlenecks, and build strategies to individualize work schedules and customize each employee position and role.
Included is a 12-step process over 4-9 months sprints that:
Josh will help identify patterns and eliminate workplace roadblocks that hinder the employee experience like noxious meetings or outdated technology. Leaders will be given techniques to sit in empathy with employees and hear and understand their holistic experience.
This workshop will empower people leaders to design experiences that not only engage, but thrill employees to do the best work of their lives.
Deliverables: On top of the pre-implementation materials, participants will gain the tools they need to:
NOTE: this workshop package includes 3 months of follow up consultations to ensure optimal implementation. Read Less ^
"I am thrilled to share my heartfelt testimonial about keynote speaker Josh Drean and the remarkable impact he made on our audience during his insightful employee experience presentation. Josh's subject matter expertise and captivating speaking style left a lasting impression on all who had the privilege of listening to him.
From the moment Josh took the stage, his enthusiasm and genuine passion for the topic of employee experience were palpable. His deep understanding of the subject matter was evident as he seamlessly weaved together personal anecdotes, relevant research, and practical strategies to create an engaging and thought-provoking session."
"One of the most impressive aspects of Josh's presentation was his ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. He shared relatable stories and anecdotes that resonated with individuals from various backgrounds and industries. By doing so, he created an inclusive and collaborative atmosphere, fostering a strong sense of unity among the attendees.
Josh's insights on enhancing employee experience were truly transformative. He shed light on the critical factors that contribute to a positive workplace culture and offered practical solutions to address common challenges. His emphasis on the importance of fostering trust, communication, and meaningful connections within teams resonated deeply with our audience, sparking a renewed commitment to improving the employee experience within their organizations."
"Josh's presentation was not just inspiring; it was actionable. He provided our audience with a toolkit of strategies and best practices that they could implement immediately to enhance employee satisfaction and engagement. His ability to distill complex concepts into actionable steps made his message accessible to individuals at all levels of their organizations."
"I cannot recommend Josh Drean enough as a keynote speaker on employee experience. His expertise, passion, and ability to connect with the audience left an indelible mark on our event. The impact he made will continue to resonate with our attendees long after his presentation. If you're looking for a dynamic and influential speaker who can inspire positive change within your organization, Josh Drean is the perfect choice."
"I am absolutely thrilled to share my glowing testimonial about keynote speaker Josh Drean and the incredible impact he had on our audience with his forward-thinking and thought-provoking content. Josh's unparalleled ability to delve into the world of the metaverse and web3 technologies and their implications for the future of work left everyone in awe and ignited a sense of excitement for what lies ahead.
Josh's visionary insights and next-level thought leadership on the metaverse and web3 technologies were truly extraordinary. He effortlessly navigated through complex concepts and emerging trends, painting a vivid picture of how these advancements will reshape the business landscape. His ability to connect the dots between technology, work, and human experience was nothing short of remarkable."
"What truly set Josh apart was his profound understanding of the potential impact of the metaverse and web3 technologies on business results. He expertly illustrated how organizations that embrace these advancements will gain a competitive edge, revolutionizing how teams collaborate, innovate, and deliver value. His speech sparked a wave of enthusiasm and a renewed sense of urgency among our attendees to explore and harness the transformative power of these technologies."
"The enthusiasm and energy that Josh brought to the stage were infectious. His passion for the subject matter was evident in every word he spoke, captivating the audience from the moment he stepped on stage until the very last minute of his presentation. Attendees were inspired, motivated, and filled with a renewed sense of purpose as they envisioned the endless possibilities that the metaverse and web3 technologies could bring to their organizations."
"I wholeheartedly endorse Josh Drean as a keynote speaker. His forward-thinking and thought-provoking content on the metaverse and web3 technologies is unparalleled, and his ability to connect these concepts to tangible business outcomes is truly exceptional. Josh can inspire your audience, ignite their curiosity, and propel your organization into the future of work, Prepare to be amazed and ready to embrace the incredible opportunities that lie ahead!"
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