2-3 Changing Trends in the Organizing Industry

2-3: Changing Trends in the Organizing Industry

Judith Kolberg & Sue Pine
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This 90-minute presentation is designed for professional organizers and productivity consultants with a long-view on their business strategies. The first part describes the impact of specific trends in the organizing industry, and encourages discussion on possible implications for service or product delivery. This part will be led by Judith Kolberg, an industry thought leader. 

The focus will be on these trends: The Internet of Things, The Gig-Economy and the On-Demand Lifestyle, Climate Change, the Ikeaization of Modern Life, and Organizing and Death.

The second part is led by Suzanne Pine, subject matter expert in Trend Monitoring, who will lead us on a lesson on how to think like a futurist.

Session Objectives:
- Understand the trends.
- Create an environment for thinking through the service and production implications.
- Learning how to think like a futurist. 


Judith Kolberg

Judith pioneered the Atlanta-based professional organizing company, FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989. In 1990 she founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Judith is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganization. Her depth of experience and humorous delivery has made her a popular international speaker.  

Respected by her peers as an industry-futurist and thought-leader, Judith is the recipient of the organizing industry’s highest honors. Her innovative organizing methods are described in her books that have sold over a half-million copies in five countries. She owns Squall Press and FileHeads Professional Organizers, currently produces SaneBrains, a podcast, with attention-coach Maureen Nolan, and is a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Judith lives in Atlanta where she sees clients, writes more and more about the future, and takes care of her Mom.




Blog: https://fileheads.net/blog-and-news/

Sue Pine

Sue Pine, past Director of NAPO,  is a successful international speaker recently returned from Australia and New Zealand where she delivered a Foresight session to Association professionals. She is a frequent speaker at ASAE, AMC Institute, and a variety of ASAE State Society meetings. She is a subject matter expert on Environmental Scanning and Trends Monitoring. Sue is a strong advocate for the need to incorporate trends-watching as a key skill in organizations.


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