Nirit Cohen

Strategies for the Future of Work
People & Careers. Managers & Organizations. Education & Public Policy.


Welcome to the Future of Work. 

Are you ready?

You’ll want to understand how work is transforming but also what we can do about it: in our careers, within organizations, as managers, employees, parents or students, wherever the transformation finds us.

Let’s dive in.

People. Organizations. Institutions.

The changing world of work affects us in different areas of our lives. What is your focus today?
People & Careers: To engage employees and develop careers within organizations and at a personal level
Managers & Organizations: To prepare employees, processes, leadership and organizations for the future
Education & Public Policy: Everything that needs updating in education and public policy

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Transformations meet reality, each time from a different perspective. Also published in Globes, Israel business news.

In many countries, labor laws and employment safety nets are written in a way that defines workers as salaried-employees. This ignores the growing number of employees who work in the new world of work, in a multitude of new ways connecting between need and value. It is time to re-define labor safety nets.
It’s not difficult to imagine how organizations and authorities might take new capabilities a little too far.
Over the next decade we will all be partners in creating and using new worlds, combining reality with what isn’t. It may not be very different from the stories told around a campfire, on walls, in books and in pictures and movies, but the way the boundaries will be blurred is not like anything we have ever known.
A look at several organizations and schools, trying to create change in Israel’s frozen education system.
Welcome to the era of the curious leader, an era in which success is less related to the knowledge of the answers than to the ability to wonder out loud and the permission to ask questions. Curiosity encourages leaders to seek new ideas and approach problems in new ways to keep pace with change and lead organizations transforming into the new worlds. And when you ask the CEOs what are the most important traits for people in today’s organization, most of those cited are related to curiosity.
With the appearance of advanced sensors in our environment, we are now able to better assess whether open space office layouts truly encourage collaboration and communication. The results might not surprise you: employees have created alternative boundaries between them and others. Future office space will probably be adjustable to changing needs.
“Let’s hear synonyms for the word CHANGE” asked our guide during a tour in Jerusalem. We were discussing history, not work.
The business world takes the abundance of labor for granted. Throughout most of our careers we have seen global labor markets growing.
It used to be easier to provide employees with a challenging career.


How to prepare people for the future organization - Benchmarking Free Download

We are living and working today in a rush of material changes.

Organizations open wide gaps between the capabilities and knowledge of the people in the organization and the changing needs of the roles and tasks.

To address the need to enable the right people, at the right place, in the right place and with the right capabilities, we see development, training and learning teams engaging in cutting-edge discourses and tools at the forefront of human resources in Israel and around the world.

This process takes us to new work districts, which include Reskilling, Upskilling, Future Skills, Career Centers, Job Identification and Abilities that disappear and / or are created, etc.

We have gathered for a large learning meeting 7 large organizations with innovative and diverse work in this area.

You are welcome to download the Benchmark document created from the learning session for free.




This talk covers the trends unbundling work, redefining why we work, what work is, the new possibilities for workers, jobs, careers and even the physical work place. Throughout this talk we will understand the implications for people and careers, organizations as well as broader education and society
The changes affecting the career life cycle are changing employee expectations from their managers and has broad implications on employee engagement and motivation. In this talk we will review the 10 tools most impactful today to engage and retain employees.
For visiting delegations, global leadership, policy makers – what can you learn from the Startup Nation?
In the new world of work, work is no longer a place we go to and is now something we do. Occupational stability no longer depends on our employer, but on our employability. In this talk, Nirit presents the new range of possibilities opened up by the changes and the new tools at our disposal to find and connect for work.
This talk explores the changes in the world of work from the perspective of Human Resource professional. We will explore how the role of HR has changed over the years and what characterizes the HR in the new era, including setting the conversation at the management table for a Future-Fit organization.
The changing world of work is challenging much of the social infrastructure we have created over the last few centuries to protect employees, workers, work. The need to understand how the new world of work should shape public policy and legislation is now even more urgent as courts are dealing with the new ecosystem based on old labor laws.
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