HEC Paris in Qatar, one of the leading executive education providers worldwide, hosted a session with the Qatar HR Forum (QHRF) to present the recently published book ‘Futureproof Your Career: How to Lead and Succeed in a Changing World.’
The book was authored by Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, HEC Paris associate professor in collaboration with Dr Naeema Pasha, director of careers and professional development at the UK’s Henley Business School.
The Qatar HR Forum session, focused on recent changes in the workplace environment and how to navigate them, was held at the new HEC Paris in Qatar's digitally advanced campus in Msheireb Downtown.
During the session, Dr Janjuha-Jivraj entered into a two-hour discussion with Najat El Mahdy, director strategy, OD and Human Resources, and QHRF chair, about new workplace environments.
“The discussion focused on recent changes to workplaces but also explored how professionals need to cope with new working conditions and manage them for their own development,” explained, El Mahdy.
HEC Paris in Qatar dean, Dr Pablo Martin de Holan said: “By drawing upon the authors’ academic research, upon international case studies and interviews, this book provides readers with robust insights into the future of work. I am sure HR professionals within Qatar will greatly benefit from it.”
With a major focus on today’s changing business, economic and technological landscape, the book, which is available in paperback, audiobook, and e-book versions, explores the new challenges of job retention and career progression. It has received industry acclaim with Erem Kassum-Lakha, partner at Mckinsey & Company declaring it “an inspiring and highly engaging read;” and Gwen Hines, CEO of Save The Children UK crediting the authors with having set “a compelling vision for a more people-centered, impact-led approach to navigate the next normal.”
Dr Janjuha-Jivraj, a highly acclaimed speaker in diversity, innovation, and leadership who has worked with governments, public organisations, NGOs and corporates to support cultural transformation for innovation, commented: “With the impact of the pandemic, the ongoing fourth industrial revolution, the broadening awareness of institutionalised discrimination and the concerns around an economic recession, it is an understatement to say that we're entering a 'new normal' in which working patterns and career trajectories have irreversibly changed.”
This is the third book co-authored by Dr Janjuha-Jivraj, a regular Forbes contributor. She has previously co-authored the books ‘Championing Women Leadership, Beyond Sponsorship’ and ‘Succession in Asian Family Firms.’
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