Dr. Shalini Lal
Credits: Dr. Shalini Lal
Dr. Shalini Lal is an organizational thought leader who helps leaders understand and prepare themselves for “The Future of Work”. In this capacity, she works as an advisor and speaker who addresses the leadership teams of several of India’s leading organizations.
In 2022, she addressed several top leadership teams on the mega-trends impacting people and organizations and what this means for the Future of Work. This includes the CXO teams of some of India’s biggest countries and the leadership teams of global organizations headquartered in Israel, Canada, and the United States.
She is the founder of Unqbe (‘Uncube” or “Think out of the Box”), a think tank and advisory firm focused on the Future of Work. The future of work is about ways of work that foster flexibility and agility. It brings together trends such as the hybrid workplace, diverse work arrangements, the gig economy, digital-first cultures, inclusive leadership, increasing automation, and many others.
She holds a Ph.D. in organizational science from UCLA, an MBA from IIM-A, and a B.A. with honors in economics from St. Stephens College. Furthermore, she is actively involved in promoting the Future of Work interest group at MDI and serves as a board member of IIM Jammu.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Shalini has garnered extensive experience working in senior roles in prominent Indian and global organizations. She has a passion for integrating her academic experience with real-world ideas, bringing together both theoretical rigor and practical experience. Previously, Shalini has held top leadership roles in the field of human resources, including CHRO at Escorts Agri, Director of HR at Deutsche Bank, and Head of Organizational Development at Airtel.
A prolific writer with a focus on the future of work, Shalini’s work has been featured in several leading publications, including HT Mint, The Economic Times, and Business Today. Her LinkedIn newsletter on the future of work has over 25,000 subscribers. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book ‘The Secret Life of Organizations (Hachette, 2019), which offers valuable insights and guidance for individuals entering the workforce.
She also hosts a popular show on LinkedIn called the Future of Work Show, where she invites thought leaders from across the globe to discuss ideas that are revolutionizing the way we work and live.
If you’re looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the changing nature of work, equip your teams with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate these changes and achieve long-term success, this masterclass is the perfect fit for you.
- Workplace 2.0
- Mega trends shaping the world
- Future-ready leaders
- Building a culture of innovation
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