The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a dramatic shift in we organize work. For many organizations, this has meant moving to a hybrid work model, with some employees working remotely and others coming into the office. This can be a challenge for managers.

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Digital Transformation is a hot topic in many organizations. Why can’t we ignore what’s coming? The digital transformation itself has been evolving over the past decades. Where is the fourth wave taking us? How will the CIO, CFO, and CMO who lived the previous waves be the allies for the CHRO in this one?

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The war on talent is over: talent has won! And information work is in an unseen transformation. Transnational business models, where location and time of work are secondary to the outcome and quality of that work provide a management concept that allows keeping up with the evolution in these changing times.

While we struggle to find competent talent for our organizations, we seem to be missing an essential point about how we’ve organized work. We’re often still managing teams like we’re in the Industrial Age.

The Transnational organization creates a new work environment based on mission, vision, and values where the output created by teams and people makes a difference. It allows people to be the best of themselves and create a meaningful career in a meaningful life. Knowledge workers in an engaged team find they can belong to the organization, have healthy autonomy in the work organization, and are improving their abilities every day.

In this keynote, ‘The Transnational Leader, ‘ Koen gives insight into the advantages of our new way of working in the post-Covid-era. He provides building blocks for everyday management. Deep insights combined with tips and tricks to take advantage of these exciting changes.

Key takeaways

The war on Talent

Employee engagement

Objectives and key results

Asynchronous work

Getting started with transnational work

Display of recent books written by Koen Blanquart: The Suitcase Office, Thuisvoordeel and Bureau a portee de main

Koen wrote a book on how to take advantage of transnational models: The Suitcase Office. It was published in Dutch as Thuisvoordeel and in French as Bureau à portée de main.

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(Digital) Nomads are no new phenomenon, but since COVID, there has been much to do about the lifestyle in the media. For many people, traveling the world and making money feels like the ultimate life. But is it?

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Antarctica, the white desert, is one of the most desolate areas on the planet. Traveling here isn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. Koen was part of a small crew that sailed on a 54-foot sailboat to this remote continent. The nomadic explorer wanted to see what that other Belgian, De Gerlache, had seen about 100 years ago.

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