Jazzing Up Work Design – How To Attract & Retain Your Key Talent, Sebastian Reiche

Thursday, 14th November 2024, 9:00 AM

Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, R14 XE97


The COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation following in its footsteps have highlighted the need to reconsider how organizations design work and make work inherently attractive and engaging.  

In this Masterclass, we will discuss the strategic role of work design in order to make work more meaningful and be able to better attract and retain key talent. To do so, we will draw on two very different organizational examples – a complex team of 40 in the creative arts sector, and a multinational company with 80,000 employees in the whitegoods industry.  Based on these examples, we will discuss and reflect on how we could further stimulate empowerment, creativity, collaboration within and across boundaries of our organizations, and ultimately make work more meaningful for our key talent.

The Masterclass will consist of a mix of case discussion (both written and video case formats), interactive lecture, and workshop formats. 

Join this Masterclass and learn:

* The key demands and preferences of talent in today’s tight labour market.
* How organizations can balance needs for autonomy, accountability, and alignment.
* How to foster empowerment, creativity and collaboration at work.
* Different ways to redesign work processes and people management.
* How to make work more inherently meaningful to better attract and retain key talent.

Sebastian Reiche

Professor of the Department of Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School

Sebastian Reiche (Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia) is an expert on the forms, prerequisites and consequences of global work, global leadership, work design and forms of empowerment, and strategic talent management.

His work has appeared in the leading scholarly outlets and has been recognized internationally through repeated research awards. Sebastian’s contributions have featured in the international press, including The Economist, Financial Times, BBC Capital, Die Welt, Handelsblatt, and Forbes. He has co-edited Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management (6th edition, Routledge) and International Human Resource Management (5th edition, Sage).

Sebastian has consulted with companies such as SAP, Haier, Wacker, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Puig, and has designed, directed and delivered Custom Executive Education programs for a number of companies, including Allied Irish Bank, Boehringer Ingelheim, SAP, Salesforce, Deloitte, and Rijk Zwaan. Sebastian advises start-ups in the human capital space and regularly blogs on topics related to global work (


Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, R14 XE97