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A frequent speaker and writer on issues at the nexus of people issues, global business challenges and the future of work, he has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Deloitte Review, the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Rotman Management Review (at the University of Toronto), and Wired Magazine.  Jeff was the global editor of Deloitte’ Global Human Capital Trends Report,  one of the world’s leading annual reports on the future of the workforce, organizations and HR, which he founded in 2011.

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The journey to 2030: Seven shifts reshaping organizations in a disruptive decade.


Work disrupted? Get Ready for More Change.  Interview with Eric Johnson, Dean of Vanderbilt Owen School of Management

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The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Jeff Schwartz of Insights and Impact at Gloat On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together.  An Interview with Karen Mangia, Authority Magazine

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Take advantage of the biggest reframing moment for careers and work in our lifetime:  Jeff Schwartz.  Interview with Ester Martinez, People Matters

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Orchestrating Workforce Ecosystems:  Strategically Managing Work Across and Beyond Organizational Boundaries, MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR) and Deloitte Insights, Co-author, May 2022

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Workforce Ecosystem: Reaching Strategic Goals with People, Partners, and Technologies; Co-author with Elizabeth Altman, David Kiron, Robin Jones, Book, MIT Press 2023

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WORK DISRUPTED:  Opportunity, Resilience and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work, Wiley, January 2020, Author

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Workforce Ecosystems: A New Strategic Approach to the Future of Work, MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR) and Deloitte Insights, Co-author, April 2021

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The Future of Work is Through Workforce Ecosystems, MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR) and Deloitte Insights, Co-author, January 2020

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Global Human Capital Trends 2021: The social enterprise in a world disrupted: Leading the shift from survive to thrive.  Deloitte Insights, Co-author, December 2020

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Activating the internal talent marketplace.  Deloitte Insights, Co-author, September 2020

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Superminds, not substitutes: Designing human-machine collaboration for a better future of work.  Deloitte Review, Co-author.  July 2020

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Create a Crisis Growth Plan:  Start with Opportunity Marketplaces, MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR) and Deloitte Insights, Co-author, June 2020

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Returning to work in the future of work: Embracing purpose, potential, perspective, and possibility during COVID-19.  A special report.  Co-author. Deloitte Insights. May 2020

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Leading Through COVID:  History as a Guide to the Unprecedented. Interview in Yale Insights (Yale School of Management), May 2020

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Opportunity Marketplaces: Aligning Workforce Investment and Value Creation in the Digital Enterprise.  MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR), Co-author, April 2020

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Redefining work for new value: the next opportunity.  MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR), Co-author, December 2019

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What is the Future of Work:  Redesigning work, workforces, and workplaces, Deloitte Insights, Co-author, April 2019

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How can health systems and health plans prepare and transform their workforce? Deloitte Insights, Co-author, March 2019

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Reframing the future of work: initiatives promise lots of noise and activity, but to what end?  MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR), Co-author, February 2019

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How humans and machines can work together.  Interview with MIT professor Thomas Malone on human-computer collective intelligence and the future of work, Co-author, Deloitte Review, January 2019

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No time to retire: redesigning work for our aging workforce, Deloitte Insights, Co-author, December 2018

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Creating meaning and structure for independent work:  a conversation, with Amy Wrzesniewski, professor at Yale School of Management, on places, routines, people, and purpose, Co-author, Deloitte Insights, December 2018

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The untethered workforce-- Empowering the 100 percent mobile worker, Co-author, Deloitte Insights, December 2018

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Decoding Millenials in the Gig Economy, Deloitte Insights,  Co-author, May 2018

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Global Human Capital Trends 2018:  The Rise of the Social Enterprise.  Executive editor and Co-author

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How Automation, AI and the Gig Economy Will Revolutionize Work Design:  MIT Sloan Review, Winter 2018

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Redefining Work:  Three Forces That are Reshaping Jobs, Co-author, Spring 2018, Rotman Management Magazine

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What’s the Future of Work?  Interview in Yale Insights (Yale School of Management), November 2017

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Navigating the Future of Work.  Executive Editor and Co-author.  Collection of ten articles exploring the implementation challenges of re-imagining work, workforce, and workplace redesign including automation, cognitive technologies and AI and alternative talent models.

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Global Human Capital Trends 2016:  The New Organization—Different by Design, March 2016, Executive Editor and co-author

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HR for Humans: How Behavioral Economics Can Reinvent HR, Co-author, Deloitte Review, January 2016

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Redesigning Work in an Era of Cognitive Technologies, Co-author, Deloitte Review, July 2015. Reprinted in Rotman Management Magazine, September 2016.

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Beyond Yahoo: Breaking Down the “Virtual” versus “Campus” Debate, Co-author, Deloitte Review, January 2014

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The Open Talent Economy, Beyond Corporate Borders to Talent Ecosystems, Co-author, Deloitte Review July 2013

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Reframing the Talent Agenda: The Shift, the Race, and the Riddle.  Co-author, Deloitte Review, January 2013

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