I could be a professional conference-goer
For the summer issue of the Nashville Post Magazine, I got to attend what I can only imagine was the most epic conference ever put on in the United States, if not the world—ever. Of course, I’m talking about Workhuman Live, which was at the Opryland Hotel earlier this year. It was an experience for the senses. Like a spa day, but for a professional who thrives on immersive demo experiences, snacks when you didn’t even realize you were craving some, and the most delicious lunch buffet you will ever taste.
OK, so maybe I don’t cover enough conferences, but let’s just say I was impressed. The sessions were pretty great, too. First up was the director of Workhuman’s innovation center talking about AI in HR. No, robots aren’t taking over the work world (yet), but they are able to help companies that use Workhuman’s social recognition platform tell who’s going to quit in the next six months.
After a leisurely break involving more snacks, I snagged a front-row seat to hear Tony Schwartz (the author who now famously ghost wrote Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” and now helps leaders manage transformational change) talk about the behavioral barriers in the workplace. Spoiler alert: There’s a lot of them.
The Nashville Post is subscription only, but it’s totally worth the $100 to read these—and other articles.