Workforce of the future: Implementing strategy through people

Learn how to align workforce planning and strategy in the evolving legal services workplace

The workforce of the future is being formed by the management decisions of today. This subject takes a practical approach to thinking about how organisations will change to meet the needs of their workforce and what will be required from the workforce to compete in the future.

Using a wide range of case studies and resources, this subject will consider the practical challenges of a multi-generational workforce, the paradox of being both profitable today and ready for tomorrow and the different ways to communicate your insights to stakeholders. We can’t know what the future will look like, but we can use the best of workforce planning approaches to get ready.  In those great words of Malcolm X - the future belongs to those that prepare for it today.

Enhance your strategy
to meet the needs of your workforce 

What do I get when I study Workforce of the future: Implementing strategy through people

A subject in or credit towards the Master of Legal Business

Online Learning


Taught by Anna Hinder

Motivating your multi-generational workforce

An interview between George Beaton and Anna Hinder (Teaching Fellow) discussing the multi-generational workforce



Who is this subject designed for?

This subject is designed for any legal professional involved in workforce planning in the legal services sector.

  • Practice managers
  • General managers
  • Managing partners
  • General counsel
  • Legal operations managers
  • HR managers and others


Workforce of the future: Implementing strategy through people

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What will I learn?

On successful completion of the subject students will be able to:

  • Analyse the relationship between an organisation’s strategy and changing business environment to identify emerging trends and changes that will impact workforce opportunities in the future
  • Make an informed decision about the workforce planning technique most suited to your legal organisation
  • Consider the unique challenges of multigenerational workforces, the fourth industrial revolution to digital and future sources of competitive advantage for professional services organisations of all shapes and sizes.
  • Develop your ability to influence senior stakeholders to take action on workforce planning throughout the subject

Your Teaching Fellow

Anna Hinder
Anna Hinder

Anna Hinder is the Principal of Searl Street Consulting. With over twenty years’ experience in human resources, Anna has held a range of senior HR generalist roles in financial services, global consulting and investment banking. Anna has worked with partner leadership teams across Australia, Asia and Europe and has a deep understanding of professional services firms. Anna started consulting to law firms in 2003 and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of people strategies for legal teams of all shapes and sizes.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology from the University of Queensland and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales Anna has been an adjunct faculty with the Australian Graduate School of Management and The University of Sydney. Anna completed the Oxford Scenario Planning Approach and is currently enrolled in a Master of Research at Macquarie University. Anna enjoys the intersection of evidence based research and practical challenges of managing professional in firms and partnership structures. Anna continues to be interested in the commercial applications of research into what makes organizations and people more effective in their work.

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