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Here’s What You Need to Read Before Flex Part 2

May 23, 2019 by Amanda Maksymiw

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We're officially less than two weeks out from Flex Summit, the destination summit on the future of flexible work. Over the past few months, we've been working hard to build an amazing collection of thought leaders and visionaries on remote and distributed work, and we can't wait to share the program with you.

Here’s a curated reading list aligned to the day’s agenda and ahead of the innovative discussions you will hear on the future of work. Still waiting to sign up?  It’s not too late to join us on June 5!

Culture & Collaboration:

As the workforce becomes more distributed, it’s increasingly important that businesses build and sustain a positive workplace culture and adopt collaboration tools in a smart and secure way to help teams remain effective, regardless of location.

Sophie Wade will help us cultivate our “soft skills” by focusing on the empathetic ways

teams can become attuned to each other’s needs and emotions to improve collaboration and  productivity. Before joining her discussion, check out Sophie’s seven steps for building successful work culture.

“Best place to work awards” are not necessarily the best measurement of whether a business has a good work culture. This article reviews how workplaces should be less concerned with receiving an award and should instead invest the time, energy, and money into their people to provide the flexibility and resources they need to be successful.

As more workplaces adopt collaboration and communication tools, they should also consider security measures to prevent hacking, DDos attacks, and social engineering. To prepare us for Flex’s discussion on safeguarding our work spaces, check out Gartner’s report on top security and risk management trends of 2019, including finding that “50 percent of all security operations will modernize by 2022,” which is less than a 10 percent increase from 2015.


There is no doubt that automation, AI, and other trends will continue to affect our workplaces. Before we dive into what work will resemble in 20 years, check out the following pieces to better prepare this speaker session and what’s to come in the future.

Not only will AI make a significant impact on the workplace, but digital technology development such as VR will provide industries with better visual capabilities and the tools to bridge displaced teams, enabling teams with better collaboration opportunities.  

Will it become commonplace to work alongside robots within the next few decades? This article imagines a world where future recruiters will have to meet business needs with a combination of humans, a “gig” working model, and robots.

Ready to check out more content before Flex? Our blog has more information on the future of work, workforce trends and tips to build out your distributed teams.

Amanda Maksymiw
Amanda Maksymiw

Amanda is responsible for setting and managing the Fuze content marketing strategy including creating, producing and publishing engaging content. Throughout her career, she's worked with fast-growing tech companies and VCs on developing content marketing, influencer marketing and social media strategies. Amanda received her BBA in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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