MEGA SESSION: The Emerging Work World in the Participation Age

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how a new way of doing business will work better for both your company and your staff by learning practical examples about how companies are thriving in the Participation Age.

Companies of every size are leaving behind the outdated management practices of the Industrial Age, to grow exponentially faster with fewer employees. They’re doing it with a Participation Age culture that results in increased stability and much higher staff retention. Imagine companies where:

  • People require very little management
  • Employee turnover is exponentially lower 
  • Employees become committed stakeholders in self-managed work teams
  • Policy manuals are replaced with a few written beliefs and principles
  • Re-humanizing the workplace is a company-wide practice, not a department

Get clarity on why:

  • The management practices we inherited from the Factory System are destructive
  • The emerging work world will be built around The Participation Age
  • We must replace employees with stakeholders, and managers with leaders
  • Participation Age leadership creates faster growth, higher profits, and more longevity
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Chuck Blakeman


Chuck Blakeman is a Best-Selling Business Author and World-Renowned Business Advisor who has built eight businesses in seven industries on four continents, and now uses his leadership experience to advise others. His company, Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business leaders worldwide in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Chuck sold one of his businesses to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America and led three other $10-$100 million companies through repositioning in the Marketing Support Services industry. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty.

Mr. Blakeman is a results leader, and has decades of sales, marketing and operations experience leading companies in marketing, import/export, fulfillment, call centers, website development, printing and direct mail processing.

He is a convention speaker, writer, and non-profit board member. His first book, “Making Money is Killing Your Business”, was named #1 Business Book of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the largest business owner association in America. His newest book, Why Employees are ALWAYS a Bad Idea, has already been named a Top Ten Business Book of the Year and is required reading at the University of Georgia’s MBA Program.

LVCC N245-251
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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