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Globoforce Announces Business Thinker and Management Expert Gary Hamel as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2019 Conference


Hamel to provide blueprint for creating organizations that are fully
human and free from shackles of bureaucracy

a leading provider of human applications, today announced business
thinker and innovation guru Gary Hamel as a keynote speaker for its WorkHuman®
2019 conference, March 18-21, in Nashville, Tenn.

The annual WorkHuman conference, pioneered by Globoforce, is dedicated
to helping educate, energize, and engage business and HR leaders to
build a more human-focused work culture. The event has grown 500 percent
in size since the inaugural event in 2015 and has featured some of the
world's most influential thought leaders and visionaries, including
former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, #MeToo movement
founder Tarana Burke, international human rights attorney Amal Clooney,
journalist and lawyer Ronan Farrow, actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Ashley
Judd, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rob Lowe, and Michael J. Fox, and
best-selling authors Susan Cain, Arianna Huffington, Shawn Achor, Adam
Grant, Simon Sinek, and Brené Brown.

WorkHuman 2019 speakers will share expertise and primary research on HR
topics such as continuous performance development, social recognition,
positive psychology, leadership, pay equity, workplace harassment, the
employee experience, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and building a
great culture and workplace.

Hamel's forthcoming book, "Humanocracy," provides a blueprint for
creating organizations that are fully human. His talk at WorkHuman will
build upon key business and management themes he discussed at WorkHuman
2016 and leave attendees with the tools they need to free their
organizations from the shackles of bureaucracy.

"Gary is one of the world's most influential and iconoclastic business
thinkers and his pioneering vision to rid organizations of toxic
bureaucratic beliefs aligns with what is at the core of WorkHuman," said
Derek Irvine, executive vice president of strategy and consulting
services, Globoforce. "We welcome Gary back to WorkHuman and look
forward to him sharing his expertise on how to build an organization
that's fit for the future by building one that's truly fit for human

Hamel has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a
dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the
faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the
director of the Management
Innovation eXchange
. Hamel has written 17
for Harvard Business Review and is the most
reprinted author in the publication's history. His most recent
best-sellers are "The Future of Management" and "What
Matters Now."
Fortune magazine describes Hamel as "the
world's leading expert on business strategy," and the Financial Times
calls him a "management innovator without peer." Hamel has been ranked
by The Wall Street Journal as the world's most influential
business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and
of the World Economic Forum.

"It's no secret that our organizations are failing us as human beings,"
said Hamel. "My new book and presentation at WorkHuman 2019 will help
company leaders identify and overcome bureaucratic structures that are
hindering employees' enthusiasm and growth. By creating an organization
where everyone thinks like an owner, game-changing innovation will
quickly become the rule rather than the exception."

About Globoforce

Pioneer of the WorkHuman movement, Globoforce makes work more human for
millions of people and organizations worldwide. Today, Globoforce is the
leading provider of human applications, including its award-winning
Social Recognition solution. Through its WorkHuman Cloud suite of
products, companies can strengthen employee performance and the
connection between people and teams on a more positive, emotional level
– in tune with how work gets done today. Founded in 1999, the company is
headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.

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