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How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails | The future of work | Scoop.it
Ever ask how to make your life better? Here's a research backed method on how to improve 5 key areas of life by sending just 5 emails.
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Happiness improves productivity. Intuitively, we know this and now there is significant evidence to support this statement. But how do you make people happy? Surely that means a lot of investment in time, effort and money? Actually, this article provides the how and the why (and the evidence to back it up), the secret to improving your happiness might lie in your emails...

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Tomorrow's cities - future of shopping

Tomorrow's cities - future of shopping | The future of work | Scoop.it
What is the future of shopping and how different will the High Street look in 2020?
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The pace of change is increasing dramatically and will impact on every day activities - even mundane ones like shopping. Many thought that the advent of online shopping will spell the end of the high street - why would you want to traipse around busy shops if you could buy in the comfort of your own home? But that prediction ignores the fact that many people enjoy certain aspects of shopping - one of them is getting out of their homes!

 

This interactive website by the BBC looks at a number of aspects of how technology will change how we perform the national pastime of "shopping" in 2020 - and many of the predictions are already reality:

- we have contactless payments on the London Tube, 

- we click and collect orders our groceries, ebay purchases and a myriad of other items

-  supermarket shelfs in Seoul are stacked by robots and smart labels help suggesting the best wine to go with the ingredients in your basket.

 

But it's not all positive: what about invasion of privacy? How can we stay in control (or even gain control in the first place) of our private data?

These are questions that require debate, and we better start now!

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Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 4, 2015 5:57 AM

Nice interactive infographic by BBC (article from October last year) on shopping in the year 2020. According to the article, trends include 3D printing, robot assistants, facial recognition, smart labels, and on-demand delivery by drones.

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THE FUTURE OF WORK - NOT PROMISING NIRVANA

THE FUTURE OF WORK - NOT PROMISING NIRVANA | The future of work | Scoop.it
but it could be a big improvement on the status quo! With levels of employee engagement continuously low, company frantically trying to improve productivity and innovation at the same time to survi...
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This article argues that the future of work is about more than technology and innovation and that we have a real opportunity to create organisations that are happy, purposeful, and resilient places.

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RSA - RSA Animate - Re-Imagining Work

Dave Coplin imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open working culture
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The future of work: Social, flexible, creative - and not open plan... 

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Coworking, Incubators, & Accelerators - What's the Difference?

As our experience with acquiring working capital evolves, from the comfort with risk on the part of VCs in your town shifting over time to the introduction o...
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The way we work is changing - as are the places WHERE we work. Many people use the terms business incubator, accelerator and coworking spaces almost interchangeably, but that does none of them justice. Although there are shades of grey, this slideshare does a good job at setting out the key differences, advantages and drawbacks for each - depending on your needs and circumstances.

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7 Things I Learned From Studying Coworking

7 Things I Learned From Studying Coworking | The future of work | Scoop.it
Over the last five months, I’ve researched a coworking space in Oakland, California’s Jack London Square called Port Workspace.
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New work order: From Google and Pixar to Innocent... the future of the office starts here

New work order: From Google and Pixar to Innocent... the future of the office starts here | The future of work | Scoop.it
It is commonly assumed that the critical moment in Google's ascent to global search hegemony came in October 2000, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin first deployed the AdWords system that made their innovation worth an absolute fortune.
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A good article because it goes beyond the current hype for office design and the mindless use of the term "serendipidy" as the solution for all business ills. It balances the positive data with insightful questions and justified doubts - while ultimately believing that work environments cannot but change. It's work - but not as we know it...

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Public

Public | The future of work | Scoop.it

It's about more than wifi and coffee - where would you like to work?

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Nice looking infographic making the case for coworking spaces

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Report explores how to create the future of work | Adi Gaskell on Social Business

Report explores how to create the future of work | Adi Gaskell on Social Business | The future of work | Scoop.it
We're still less than a third of the way through 2015 and already there have been a number of reports on the future of work. Recently we had the Fast Forward
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Preaching to the converted? In this article, Adi Gaskell, Horizon scanner and part of the Coincidencity network of experts, challenges the current fascination with reports on the future. He provides a good summary of this year's influential reports on the subject of future of work, economy and society and asks: so what? What impact will these reports have? Are they just preaching to the converted? And what will it take to get them into mainstream thinking?

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Future of work: prototype your way to transformation

The future of work means a lot of things to a lot of people. But maybe, instead of talking about technologies or innovation, the future of work could be about …
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These slides were presented as part of our seminar series on the Future of Work. We argue that the future of work could be about more than technology and automation, but that we have a real opportunity to create work that is humanised. We present case studies of organisations that are meaningful, purposeful and highly engaging to their staff - who feel they can be complete beings, not just a professional mask. 

We also strongly make the case for prototyping as a method of "getting" there. Instead of following tried, and often not successful path of big transformation programs, we advocate creating small but beautiful prototypes for behaviour change and rippling this out through the organisation to achieve real, embedded and sustainable change. 

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Webinar Recap: Office Design and How People Work

Webinar Recap: Office Design and How People Work | The future of work | Scoop.it

A review focused on how the office is no longer a singular, monolithic place where everyone is working at the same time in the same space.

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The Thing Nobody Tells You about Employees on Social Media | Kasper Risbjerg

The Thing Nobody Tells You about Employees on Social Media | Kasper Risbjerg | The future of work | Scoop.it
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Interesting blog post that argues that marketers need to act as change agents to create companies where people want to work - and then want to be their brand ambassadors.

It clearly outlines the paradigm shift to corporations where people feel a sense of purpose in their work and "safe" in terms of not being an anonymous resource that will be sacrificed readily when the numbers go down. This hints at loyalty - while we all know there are no jobs for life, we should still expect some loyalty from the organisation we are working for if they want loyalty from us. 

The issues of the article address specifically external marketing via social media but the reasons why these fail are just as valid to why efforts to create social practices and tools fail in organisation.

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Craig Baute | Space Matters: Using Design to Build a Coworking Community

Craig Baute | Space Matters: Using Design to Build a Coworking Community | The future of work | Scoop.it
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Too many coworking places rely on simply filling a room with desks and chairs, setting up the wifi and throwing in some coffee. And that might work for a while but it misses out on a huge amount of opportunity - where coworking can start creating the physical manifestation of a 3rd place (i.e. not home, not traditional office). Design is very important in this - and this article outlines some of the thinking to incorporate good design to create a vibrant coworking environment that fulfills its promise.

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Harnessing serendipity is about more than facilitating the unexpected

Harnessing serendipity is about more than facilitating the unexpected | The future of work | Scoop.it
nice short article on serendipity in business, the why, the what and the how...
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Perks for employees and how Google changed the way we work (while waiting in line)

Perks for employees and how Google changed the way we work (while waiting in line) | The future of work | Scoop.it
To most people, a long queue for the lunch counter is a sign of their office canteen’s inefficiency.
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The Sharing Economy

Loic Le Meur's keynote on the Sharing Economy as he studied the theme for his upcoming conference LeWeb London on June 5-6 http://london.leweb.co video of the t
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This presentation gives a strong message that the sharing economy is here to stay. With plenty of stats on how companies become successful in the sharing economy. it dispells some myths about what sharing is and is not, and addresses why some organisations went wrong in their quest to be part of the sharing economy (did they include not sharing their presentations, Mr. Le Meur?). To be fair - he did!

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Our future depends on the humanization of work - Trends in the Living Networks

Our future depends on the humanization of work - Trends in the Living Networks | The future of work | Scoop.it
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Moving from "race AGAINST the machine" to racing WITH the machines. The article provides a refreshingly different perspective to the usual doom and gloom perspectives of how humans will be obsolete by 2050 and how machines will have taken over the world (in less dramatic version, the doom merchants predict just the decline of western democracy as a consequence of massive unemployment).

In particular, it pinpoints the very reason why currently jobs are threatend by automation: the very way jobs are defined: standardised, rigid, with barriers to creativiy and initiative make them prime targets for automation. 

Even better, the article tells you how to use the increased mechanization of work to our (as in society's) advantage: humanize the systems to humanize the work.

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