Why Every Company Should Be A Platform Company


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What this episode is about and why you should care

My guest for this week’s Future of Work podcast is Régis Mulot.  Régis is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Staples.  We speak on why every company should be a platform company.  A platform company partners and incorporates technology from multiple corporations, partners, nonprofits, and educational institutions, to name a few.  While this concept is not new, it is growing and evolving.  Instead of only concentrating on what is going on inside a company, the focus is shifted to building networks outside of the organization. These networks assist in building a stronger, more profitable platform company.

Staples is a very large organization, and the 4th largest online retailer in the United States. With over 74,000 employees, Staples has many different lines of business that each continue to grow in the ever changing market.  Régis has over 25 years of HR experience, working all over the world.  He has spent a lot of his time working to support integration of the corporations Staples has acquired, in the US and Europe.  Régis shows how the idea of being a platform company can lead to success.   Knowledge sharing, data, and technology, are all collaboration tools that will be very prominent for the success of platform companies and the future of work.

What you will learn in this episode

  • What is a Platform Company?
  • What is an Employee?
  • How the Role of Employment Changing
  • Trends in Data and Analytics
  • Outdated HR Practices
  • Talent and Performance Management
  • Freelancer Economy
  • Non-Competition
  • People as an Intangible Asset

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Jacob Morgan
I'm a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like and how to create great experiences so that employees actually want to show up to work. I've written three best-selling books which are: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).


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