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About Michael Rander

Michael Rander is the Global Research Director for Future Of Work at SAP. He is an experienced project manager, strategic and competitive market researcher, operations manager as well as an avid photographer, athlete, traveler and entrepreneur. Share your thoughts with Michael on Twitter @michaelrander.

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Leaders 2020: Next-Generation Executives And Winning Digital Organizations

30-Aug-2016 | Michael Rander

In the digital economy, the imperative to change along with continuous innovation, rapid decision-making, and continuous changes in a global marketplace is setting new expectations for both organizati

Research shows ethnic- and gender-diverse companies perform better financially and culturally, so why are so many boardrooms and C-suites lagging in diversity.

Why Diversity Matters To Your Bottom Line

23-Aug-2016 | Michael Rander

Over the past three years, workplace diversity has increased significantly according to studies conducted by Oxford Economics and SAP in 2014 and again in 2016. However, while the increase is signific

Will Contractors Change The Future Workforce Model?

16-Aug-2016 | Michael Rander

In the expanding gig economy, independent contractors and contingent workers are making the most of the flexibility and opportunity to accept jobs that are personally fulfilling. But on the flip side,

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Living to 100 Has A Price: It’s Time To Rethink The Traditional Career Concept

9-Aug-2016 | Michael Rander

Careers have followed the same general format for generations: You get an education, land a job, try to move up the corporate hierarchy, and eventually retire. However, things are about to change, an

Are Today’s Organizational Structures Harming The Future Of Business?  

2-Aug-2016 | Michael Rander

If the rise of digital workers, changing demographics, contingent workforces, global project-based work, artificial intelligence, and robots are cores premises for the Future of Work, why are companie

Millennial Execs Offer New Approach To Gaining Competitive Advantage

26-Jul-2016 | Michael Rander

Millennials are ready to take over the workforce very soon. According to Deloitte, they will represent 75% of the workforce by 2025. And as they continue to take up a significant amount of leadership

Does Organizational Flexibility And Contingent Work Mean The End Of Succession Planning?

19-Jul-2016 | Michael Rander

Companies that use contingent workers across the organizational hierarchy – from manufacturing floor employees to a rent-a-CFO – are clearly trying to stay as agile and flexible as possible to fac

Why Robots May Not Be A One-Way Express Train To Mass Unemployment

12-Jul-2016 | Michael Rander

The advent of the digital economy, robots, artificial intelligence (AI), and process automation is already starting to drive a significant loss of jobs in certain sectors, and the trend will only inte

Is A Universal Basic Income A Must-Have In The Digital Economy?

5-Jul-2016 | Michael Rander

In my last blog, I mentioned that as much as 47% of the U.S. workforce is at risk of being replaced by automation over the next 20 years. But at the same time, new jobs will be created – requiring s

Automation And The Future of Work: Are Management, Creative, And Administrative Jobs At Risk?

28-Jun-2016 | Michael Rander

An astounding 47% of jobs in the United States alone are at high risk of being automated over the coming 20 years. A combination of new business models, technology, workforce automation, and globaliza