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The Key Forces Shaping the Future of Work

At the 2023 Future of Work conference David Macleod OBE, Co-Chair at Engage for Success outlined the key forces shaping the nature of work - the external pressures increasingly bearing down on organisations and changing employee expectations of work. 

He outlined the four key enablers of high levels of employee engagement which will help organisations to cope with, and indeed capitalise on, these forces. 

Success in the future will require organisations to give much greater priority to employee engagement and people issues. Organisations will need to integrate far more closely their ‘hard’ impersonal strategic priorities with their people plan. 


David MacLeod OBE

David MacLeod OBE

Engage For Success Co-Chair
David is co founder of Engage for Success. He is a visiting Professor of the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), An Honorary Professor of Nottingham Business School, a fellow of the RSA and a companion member of the CMI. David is co-author, with Nita Clarke, of the MacLeod Report, ‘Engage for Success’ described by the CMI as the definitive work on this subject.  This follows an early career in marketing followed by becoming a divisional CEO of a global business. He has been an NED of three Government Departments and has worked for a year and a half in the Cabinet Office.  David is an NED of the Institute of Customer Services. He was awarded an OBE for services to Employee Engagement and Business in 2013.

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