Masterclass: The Global Future of Work: A Japanese Perspective

Rapid shifts in global demographics, the importance of design,technology and the coordination of work are driving a revolution in business. This program is invaluable for managers looking to understand and interpret these forces, gain consumer and client insight, and develop a future-proof mindset to apply in the Japanese context.

We spend a third of our lives at work, and the design of work and the workplace has a significant influence on our performance and well being. As the landscape of work continues to change rapidly, nations compete to innovate, and organisations compete to attract and retain top talent, these issues are increasingly topical. How will these changes influence the way organisations operate and what does the future of work in Japan look like?

• Explore the key strategic challenges facing Japanese leaders in a future world
• Consider how to build effective and sustainable leadership capability and capacity within your own national and institutional context
• Discuss leading transformational change at an organisational and system level – identifying and nurturing the change makers
• Innovation in Japan – the changing approach
• Abenomics ‘Society 5.0’ – how we can use innovation to address key challenges facing Japan
• The role of place and space in innovation and entrepreneurship
• Trends in smart devices in the workplace and the impact of AI and data monitoring on the workplace
• Distributed work and how this is changing the landscape of cities, real estate and policy
• How companies are using experience design to attract and retain talent
• Changing patterns of work and the effects of contingent work and the sharing economy

The masterclass will offer a personalised experience where attendees will have the opportunity to work through real-life problems using an experiential learning approach.

Participants will leave with practical ideas they can use to enhance their leadership and implement in their workplace for immediate results.

After the event Bond University will present participants with a certificate for successful completion of Bond Business School’sFuture of Work: A Japanese Perspective Masterclass.


Date | Saturday 27 July 2019

Time | 10am – 1pm

Location | BLINK Roppongi- BLINK SMART WORKSPACE, 3-1-6 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Cost | General ticket: AUD$300 (Approx ¥25,000)

Alumni: AUD $150 (Approx ¥12,500)


Dr Libby Sander is Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University, founder and Managing Director of the Future of Work Project, and past Chair of Goldspaces, an urban renewal and cultural development platform. Libby is also an Agenda Contributor at the World Economic Forum.

Her expertise lies in work and workplace design, organisational design, change management, and high-performance practices and strategies. She is highly regarded for her ability to influence change in large, complex organisations. Libby has over 15 years’ experience as a human resources director and executive team member prior to her academic career. Libby has worked with clients such as Microsoft Europe, Lend Lease and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.

Libby is one of Australia’s leading authorities on work and the workplace, having appeared on ABC TV’s science program Catalyst, ABC TV’s The Drum, ABC News, Channel Seven’s Sunrise and spoken at TEDx featuring her research. She has written for the Harvard Business Review, Newsweek in the US and Japan, the BBC, Fast Company amongst others with over 1.5 million readers worldwide.

Libby is the co-author of ‘Work in the 21st Century: How do I Log On?’ and is currently writing a new book on the workplace to be published by Routledge in London.


Having lived and worked in Japan for over five years, Ben worked as an advisor and consultant for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Phillips Japan, among other companies. He is fluent in Japanese. He has worked extensively with professional service firms in practice management, business improvement, change management, and marketing and growth strategies.
Ben was a partner in a leading independent investment compliance services provider until it was sold to a public company. Ben is the founder of Kyoiku, a company providing education solutions to professional service firms and their clients. Ben is an adjunct lecturer in Bond Business School teaching entrepreneurship and innovation to students. He has an interest in start-up business models and using innovation to implement change in organisations.