Job Design and The Future of Work – 2019 SXSW Programming Trends

Each year, different trends emerge from SXSW programming and act as identifiers for where we're at and where we're headed. From the 10 trends identified for 2019 by the SXSW Conference Programming Team, Job Design & the Future of Work explores transformation in the workplace. From the advancement and implementation of AI technology to the push for greater workplace diversity and inclusion, get to know this trend and the conversations it'll spark at SXSW 2019.

Job Design & The Future of Work Trend

As the U.S. workplace continues to diversify, employers must work harder to find innovative ways to accommodate their employees; whether that be through embracing the rise of a more flexible remote workspace or restructuring employee advocacy programs. Hear from Director of Programs, Work, Life & Engagement at Johns Hopkins University Ian Reynolds, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs Sara Sutton, and others on the benefits of remote work and the practical challenges companies may face in the session Transforming the Workplace Through Remote Work. Discover how top companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook are creating a new type of employee advocacy in the Employees as Catalysts for Corporate Change session.

The massive growth of digitization continues to reshape industries and strengthen the correlation between technology skills and job security more than ever. Delve into conversations discussing this relationship and the populations it impacts in the session Facing Digitalization: A Workforce at Risk. Join industry leaders like Marc Morial of the National Urban League and Spencer Overton of The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies as they further the conversation and uncover possible solutions.

At what point in the day are employees entitled to unplug from work? In The Future of Wellbeing with Ubiquitous Sensing, Cornell University's Tanzeem Choudhury and Microsoft Research's Mary Czerwinksi will discuss how sensors are shifting the balance between work and personal life. Explore the details of these systems and the cutting edge research that's propelling them forward.

Learn more on the future of tech and its impact on our lives and careers this March at SXSW. Be sure to add these engaging sessions to your 2019 SXSW Schedule.

Job Design & The Future of Work Session Highlights

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By Ari Roth