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Lean and Six Sigma Conference

March 1 – 4, 2021  |  Virtual   



Monday, March 1
3:10 PM CST - 4:10 PM cst 


Natalie Nixon, PhD

Strategist, Author and President of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC 

The Future of Work: The 4 Shifts Your Organization Must Make…Now! 

The best algorithms will still depend on humans asking a better question. Natalie Nixon 

The future of work will require more than a familiarity with virtual reality, big data, artificial intelligence, and robotics.  It will require people with a heightened creative capacity. 

In the 4th industrial revolution where cloud technology, automation and cryptocurrency are realities, boundaries between technology and humans have completely blurred. Now more than ever, the human quotient and the creativity are critical business assets.  In this session, Natalie Nixon offers provocative ways to embrace the future of work and outlines 4 shifts every organization must make to be nimble and adaptive. 

Natalie Nixon, PhD is a creativity strategist and President of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. She helps companies become more dynamic versions of themselves. She serves as a strategic advisor to achieve customer-facing business goals and innovation. She applies her expertise in strategic foresight, qualitative research and design thinking.   

The focus of Natalie’s work is two-fold: Innovation—creating unique customer-centric approaches for process improvement & transformation—and Change Management — Designing the optimal ways to implement and sustain the innovation. 

Natalie is a global speaker and a published author (Strategic Design Thinking, INC online and a forthcoming book in summer 2020,  The Creativity Leap). She earned her BA in Anthropology and Africana Studies from Vassar College and her PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster.