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The Next Act for HR

By Mike Bonifer 4 years ago
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[NOTE: For happy reasons, we have postponed the next bigSTORY conference until late summer, 2016. Better for all, we promise.]

The Next Act for HR is the theme of our first 2016 conference. It will be a half-day experience in downtown Los Angeles that will look at the evolving organization, and HR’s changing role in it.

The centerpiece of the event will be an immersive theater performance.

Attendees will find themselves in the executive offices of a company having a day unlike any day it has ever had before. The future of the company is at stake. Vision clashes with history. Personal stories are in conflict with operations.

Audience members will choose which employees to follow as the day unfolds. We’ll provide the audience with a set of criteria for evaluating the company’s and its employees’ performance as theater, a living story.

The roles of HR, Organizational Development and Organizational Effectiveness professionals are undergoing a radical transformation due to technologies that automate tasks once performed by human beings. With big change comes big opportunities. But only if we move with the change.

Our May 23 event will offer ways of moving with the change. New KPIs for business performance. New ways of viewing organizational effectiveness as a living, co-created story. Fresh takes on how employees can advocate for brands, and turn cost savings into revenue-generating activities. A possible direction for the future of human beings in an increasingly mechanized workplace.

Please join us!





  Diversity, Opportunity, Organizational Effectiveness
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 Mike Bonifer

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Mike Bonifer is the founder and Chief Storyteller for bigSTORY, a network of experts in diverse fields who specialize in effective communication and draw on breakthrough research that accounts for how stories affect business performance. We call our process Agile Storytelling. We apply it to help clients improve their communication processes, make more meaningful connections with audiences, drive customer advocacy and engage employees. Bonifer has been focused on new storytelling platforms and practices for his entire life, from the theme park his family built on the farm where he grew up in Indiana, through a long association with the Walt Disney Company, to bigSTORY’s contemporary work with Skype, Wipro, Manulife, United Airlines, and a host of mid-sized companies, and universities such as USC, Notre Dame and NYU. He has written five books on the subject of storytelling, most recently GameChangers—Improvisation for Business in the Networked World, and CTRL Shift—50 Games for 50 ****ing Days Like Today. In addition to its consulting work, bigSTORY develops and produces original stories. We are currently developing Death of Cassini, an opera about the last days of NASA’s Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and Crypto Kid, a television series about Tinashe Nyatanga, a Zimbabwean hip-hop music editor living in Los Angeles who advises young music and entertainment stars on their cryptocurrency investments. The basis of all our work is a belief that our most optimistic futures are realized when we build stories together. When your story and my story become our story.