Integrated Management Symposium Series: The Workforce is Transitioning, and Everything Matters


Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA
Free with registration

The Workforce is Transitioning, and Everything Matters 

The rise of automation technology is projected to deliver significant benefits to productivity, economic growth, and safety in the next decade. However, these same technologies will inevitably disrupt the global workforce and jobs as we know them today will be lost, changed, or radically different from anything we can presently envision.  How do we embrace phenomena such as artificial intelligence and robotics while accounting for those historically caught in the crosscurrents of major employment transitions - women, minority groups, people with disabilities, immigrants, and people with lower education levels?

Eric Labaye, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and former Chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute, has been at the forefront of these futurist discussions. He has conducted major collaborative research projects in the fields of economic development, productivity, digital transformation, and gender diversity. In dialogue with Prof. Brian Rubineau of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Organizational Behaviour area, this symposium will explore the sectoral employment shifts on the horizon and present ideas to navigate the current workforce transition in a way that does not exacerbate societal divisions and inequalities.


Date: Monday, April 16, 2018


  • Doors – 5:00 PM
  • Symposium – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Reception – 7:00 -8:00 PM

Location: McGill Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, H3A 1Y1

The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited and registration is required.

This event is part of the Integrated Management Symposium Series, which invites members of the McGill and Montreal community to explore management through intimate conversations between prominent McGill academics and world leaders in their fields. The series encourages participants to broaden their perspective in order to address the significant ecological, social, and economic challenges facing today's societies.

These free symposia are generously supported by benefactor Marcel Desautels, C.M., LLD’07.

Contact Information

Megan Poss
Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
megan.poss [at]

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