Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Katarina Berg, chief human resources officer for Spotify, and author of the recently published book, BOLD: Strategic HR in a new era.
An experienced HR leader with more than 25 years of expertise in leading and executing people strategies in various multinational companies, Katarina also heads up Spotify’s Global Workplace Services and Strategy Operations teams. Having been with the company since 2013, she led the talent transformation during the business transition from startup to a mature international company.
Before Spotify, Katarina held high-profile HR roles in various multinational companies, including Preem, Swedbank, Kanal 5 and 3. As well as catering to the people needs of a diverse, nimble and ever-changing organisation, Katarina is also focused on building teams and reinventing processes to establish an environment where creative and passionate people can be their very best, have fun and develop great careers.
I was curious to talk with Katarina about how we might cultivate more thriving organizations, especially within a sector renowned for its constant, restless innovation. I was also interested to explore the impacts of AI and automation on morale, human potential and adaptability, especially since people working within the tech space are some of those most likely to be impacted as AI becomes increasingly integrated into our societal, economic and political lives.