Preparing you for the Future of Work

Our mission is to create a better world through business. NextMapping™ is our way.

We believe that the future of work depends on leaders, teams and entrepreneurs just like you to create extraordinary value for your clients and your employees.

We are a team united by our commitment of helping people, entire teams and entire organizations by NextMapping™ a future that adds massive value and positive experiences to the clients they serve, all of the valued employees they have on board and the outcomes of the business.

From our proven NextMapping™ processes to our (r)evolutionary business solutions that help companies predict change in the workplace and see the future of work now. We provide the tools, resources, insights and training to help our clients achieve competitive advantage and breakthrough successes.

The time for NextMapping™ Your Future is Now! We can help – choose one:

I want to learn more about NextMapping™ for Leaders
I want to learn more about NextMapping™ for Teams
I want to learn more about NextMapping™ for Entrepreneurs

Meet our NextMapping founder

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran is the founder of NextMapping™/ and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc.

Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, and author of 9 books including the second edition “NextMapping™ – Anticipate, Navigate and Create the Future of Work” with companion workbook.

Other book titles include “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced-World” (Wiley 2015), “101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work” (2010) and 4 other books on the ultimate leadership skills needed to be future of work ready.

Cheryl’s future of work thought leadership has been featured in publications such as Huff Post, Forbes, IABC Magazine, Law Magazine, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Readers Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, Fox Online and more.

For over two decades Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value to clients that include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Omnitel, Gartner, British Telcomm, Manulife, as well as mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs in industries that include technology, health, agriculture, finance, insurance and more.

NextMapping™ was developed as our proprietary business solution brand that encompasses all of Cheryl’s work and research on the future of work and the leadership needed to navigate change in the workplace. It’s time to not just hear about the future but to use NextMapping™ to get there! Technology in the workplace must be used to prepare for the future with a focus on how technology can enhance outcomes for people.

The common theme of all of Cheryl’s life’s work is a ‘people first’ and digital second approach to create a more human future, helping companies to build the leadership capacity needed to ‘change the world through business.’

Our NextMapping strategists

Our Certified NextMapping™ Strategists are trained and certified by Cheryl Cran to look at your business through the same filter that Cheryl does with all of her global clients.

They will give you direct 1-on-1 feedback as to how her philosophies and NextMapping™ structures, training and processes would benefit you and your company and empower you with the strategies to be prepared for the Future of Work and take your business to the next level.


  • As featured in
  • Named #1 Future of Work Influencer
  • A graduate of the exponential innovation program
    Singularity University
  • Named in the top 10 Top Future of Work Moves & Shakers in