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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

The Future of Work: A Manifesto | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

This manifesto is about the future of work in a post-­Cluetrain world. This manifesto is also about an emerging ideology of business, where people are at the center of a human ecosystem instead of boxed into a mecha­nical system.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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"The future is here - it is just unevenly distributed" - Maddie Grant

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:18 AM

Some truths we hold to be self-­evident:

  • Work matters. We want work to suck less—for everyone, not just the few lucky ones.
  • The disti­nction between “work” and “life” is artif­icial and a barrier to lever­aging both the power of the indiv­idual and that of the organ­ization.


Good read for those with any influence in the future of work.

David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:21 AM

Ecosystems, not mechanistic tradition, will be the way of the future.

Tom Algeo's curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:59 PM

It is a long list but may be worth considering for research in a wholistic and contemporary way by the organization/ HRM scholars.

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How to Fuse Leadership Development With Purpose and Strategy

How to Fuse Leadership Development With Purpose and Strategy | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

According to “Real World Leadership,” aKorn Ferry global survey on leadership development published this month, organizations understand it’s a whole new world where slow growth and disruptive change are the norm.  

 

However, the survey of more than 7,500 responses from 107 countries, also revealed that organizations struggle to understand how they can use leadership development to effectively operate in this forever changed environment.

 


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"change is vital to their growth and prosperity"

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, December 26, 2015 8:42 AM
Be inspired to next Gen leadership development
Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 7, 11:01 PM

"Leadership development should not live in a vacuum; it needs to be directly connected to real business challenges, opportunities, projects and perspectives." To do this requires Sr leaders be engaged in the process of developing leaders from building a bench through their careers as leaders.

Emerging World's curator insight, January 8, 2:11 AM

The authors of this piece make the point that, "individuals are far more motivated and energized when they are connected to a higher purpose and feel they are providing a service to society, their customers and their community"


"This," they argue, "can be achieved by linking service-based activity to the leadership development strategy, allowing leaders to deploy their skills in service of something greater than themselves."


I couldn't agree more.

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The end of capitalism has begun

The end of capitalism has begun | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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The information economy in which we live has the potential to completely change the capitalism model as we know it. This is one of the most insightful articles on the effect of digitalisation on capitalism that I have read

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What Harvard Business School Has Learned About Online Collaboration From HBX

What Harvard Business School Has Learned About Online Collaboration From HBX | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
In June 2014, Harvard Business School launched HBX, its new online education initiative.
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Its not about leaning back and taking in streamed. Digitalisation in Executive eduction allows many opportunities for increased interaction and collaboration. Thats learning

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The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015 | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come. Advertisement
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Some of these ideas are very early stage and may seem improbable but in the VUCA world in which we live they may be closer than you think.

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7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015 | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world.

Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP, Cue Ball Group,General Catalyst Partners and MDV have when they gaze into their crystal balls.

Together these firms have more than $22 billion under management, so they’re not only seeing the future, they’re often shaping it.

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-John Morris Managing Director, GKM Ventures, Board of Governors, Tech Coast Angels


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Unbundling of legacy software, wearables not quite there yet, an empowered workforce segment thriving on independent and flexible work are but a few of the predictions that will make 2015 a year filled with opportunities for tech start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurs

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 1, 2015 7:07 PM

Excellent predictions of some VC insiders in the tech world. Definitely shows what lives there!

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Denmark proposes generous tax deduction for startup investors

Denmark proposes generous tax deduction for startup investors | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Øresund Startups is a news site focusing on startups in Copenhagen and the other cities around the Øresund strait; Malmö, Helsingborg and Lund. It was initiated by Karsten Deppert and covers news about startups and ...

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As Asger Aamund the well respected Danish business executive, industrialist, policy maker, commentator, columnist, and media personality said at the annual entrepreneur event #techbbq14

"Entrepreneurship is Denmark's future"

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 10, 2014 5:34 AM

Denmark is finally getting something right towards startups

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The Hidden Innovation Barriers: Company Culture and your Brain

The Hidden Innovation Barriers: Company Culture and your Brain | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

When you ask executives what they want beyond short profit and revenue growth they’ll likely say ‘more innovation’. Why? Because they face unprecedented business challenges.

 

Why is it so difficult even for successful companies to become more innovative? Although they are already innovative – to a certain extent? Because there are two major hurdles to becoming more innovative – at the individual, personal level and at the organizational, company level.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Culture eats strategy for breakfast! Strong leadership is and absolute prerequisite to create an innovative culture. Managers till quickly be exposed and have not place in a truly innovative organisation.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

In the Shift Age, we have all become connected, globally. We can now collaborate 24 hours a day with our team, company or institution. So, in a connected world, where the speed of change is only accelerating, how can a leader best lead in a way that will keep her entity ahead of the curve, forward focused and successful?

 

By practicing collaborative on-going reorganization.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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The speed of change has become environmental, and collaborative continuous organisational change will become commonplace. 

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:16 AM

Excellent article!  I particularly like the quote:  If a leader is not leading transformation of the company they may find that they might not have a company in 2020.

 

What are you doing to stay ahead of the curve?  Would love to hear from you. 

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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The Status Quo Is Risky, Too

The Status Quo Is Risky, Too | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

It’s now common practice to manage risk with heightened awareness, disciplined processes, and due diligence. Unfortunately, we are more likely to apply these tools to evaluate the risk of changing than to evaluate the risk of staying the same. If your teammates are anchoring your business in the past, it’s your responsibility to help them see the risk of the status quo.



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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:11 PM

A great coaching question - what's the risk of not taking action.  Applies to people and individuals.

Brandon Meek's curator insight, May 3, 2014 11:59 AM

Status quo is the enemy of success..

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:57 AM

Sure... today's status quo might well be tomorrow's failure...

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The Secret Power Of The Generalist - And How They'll Rule The Future

The Secret Power Of The Generalist - And How They'll  Rule The Future | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

We’ve become a society that’s data rich and meaning poor. A rise in specialists in all areas - science, math, history, psychology - has resulted in tremendous content. But how valuable is that knowledge without context?


Despite the corporate world’s insistence on specialization, the workers most likely to come out on top are generalists - but not just because of their innate ability to adapt to new workplaces, job descriptions or cultural shifts. Instead, according to writer Carter Phipps, author of Evolutionaries generalists will thrive in a culture where it’s becoming increasingly valuable to know “a little bit about a lot.”


Meaning that where you fall on the spectrum of specialist to generalist could be one of the most important aspects of your personality - and your survival in an ever-changing workplace.


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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 16, 2014 11:38 AM

I like this article because it's the argument I've been making for several years, especially when looking for positions. I know plenty about lots of things, but I'm not a specialist in just one topic. This makes me much more flexible and able to see the bigger picture in different contexts. I would think that the ability to be that flexible would be seen as an asset, not count against me. Fortunately, the company I work for now did see that as an asset, and continues to find value in what I can contribute for them.  Many companies missed this opportunity where I know I could've helped them out, because they were too narrow minded in what they wanted.  Hence, this is why I advocate self-promotion as a multi-specialist. I hope more companies come around with their way of thinking sooner than later. 

--techcommgeekmom

DKW Online's curator insight, March 17, 2014 1:49 AM

This is certainly becoming an essential trait to have.

SITKOWSKA Marta's curator insight, March 18, 2014 5:59 AM

"...  because a single-minded person can’t predict variables they don’t know anything about" 

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Cross-Border Crowdfunding The Nordic Way

Cross-Border Crowdfunding The Nordic Way | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Despite being home to some of Europe’s most iconic companies, the Nordic region can be a tough place for newly-minted but ambitious businesses to raise start-up cash.
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A strong Nordic cooperation and crowd funding is a positive initiative to support start-ups.

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Leaders With a Deep Sense of Purpose

Unilever CEO Paul Polman talks about how politicians are floundering as social and economic pressures converge. We need a new type of capitalism, he believes, and a new sort of leader with a deeper sense of purpose if we are to seize this opportunity to eradicate poverty and create a better world.


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:15 AM

Leaders' deeper sense of  purpose that Mr Poleman refers to will benefit organizations and their communities. Purpose resonates with employees and engages them; one key element in effective organizations. Responding to societal needs as in socially responsible organization evokes positive responses from communities and customers; this openness to larger needs contributes also to effectiveness by encouraging agility and adaptation in the face of change. 

Efficienarta's curator insight, January 30, 2014 3:28 AM

At all levels, I sense that a sense of purpose is the most effective foundation for developing effective engagement abd enduring commitment.

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

The Future of Work: A Manifesto | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

This manifesto is about the future of work in a post-­Cluetrain world. This manifesto is also about an emerging ideology of business, where people are at the center of a human ecosystem instead of boxed into a mecha­nical system.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Chris Shern's insight:

"The future is here - it is just unevenly distributed" - Maddie Grant

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:18 AM

Some truths we hold to be self-­evident:

  • Work matters. We want work to suck less—for everyone, not just the few lucky ones.
  • The disti­nction between “work” and “life” is artif­icial and a barrier to lever­aging both the power of the indiv­idual and that of the organ­ization.


Good read for those with any influence in the future of work.

David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:21 AM

Ecosystems, not mechanistic tradition, will be the way of the future.

Tom Algeo's curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:59 PM

It is a long list but may be worth considering for research in a wholistic and contemporary way by the organization/ HRM scholars.

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16 Startups Poised to Disrupt the Education Market | Inc.com

16 Startups Poised to Disrupt the Education Market | Inc.com | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

Colleges and universities are facing new competition for customers--students and their parents--from startups delivering similar goods (knowledge, credentials, prestige) more affordably and efficiently. Here's a rundown of some of those startups.

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Innovation will continue to create opportunities to develop as an entrepreneurial learner

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Does The New York Subway Know The 9 To 5 Is Dead?

Does The New York Subway Know The 9 To 5 Is Dead? | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
The changing workday poses unique problems for an always-on subway system: When is rush hour?
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Work is no longer a place and this societal change will place demands on the city municipalities to think differently. 

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Tech Trends 2015: Deloitte sixth annual report


Via Paul Aneja - eTrends, Fred Zimny
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A very comprehensive good look at some significant tech trends.

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Paul Aneja - eTrends's curator insight, April 14, 2015 1:54 PM

This report outline 8 big trends that could potentially disrupt the way businesses engage their customers, how work gets done, and how markets and industries evolve.  

 

Check it out...

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 2015 6:24 AM

añada su visión ...

Stephane Vasse's curator insight, April 16, 2015 3:11 AM

Good overview!

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Marketing Lessons From '#TheDress' That Went Viral

Marketing Lessons From '#TheDress' That Went Viral | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

When Caitlin McNeill and her friends couldn’t agree upon the color of a dress, she posted the innocuous photo, seeking the opinions of her Tumblr-sphere, but she never imagined what would happen next.BuzzFeed kindly decided to help out by asking the world to settle the debate, and by Friday morning, it seemed you could mention the dress to any stranger on the street to be instantly met with a firm opinion that the dress is, in fact, white and gold black and blue.Though this debate has thrusted remarkable truths scientists have known about our brains for decades into the spotlight, it has also shown us how even the most frivolous of topics could captivate billions of Internet users’ attention....


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A simple case that shows the impact of social media and the power of the crowd.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 4, 2015 2:04 AM

An excellent social media case study.

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Born Digital: Meet Generation C, a new generation of connected customers - Brian Solis

Born Digital: Meet Generation C, a new generation of connected customers - Brian Solis | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
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It is not about demographics anymore, were are entering and era of connectedness.

"It is how decision makers react now that either defines their destiny or seals their fate"

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Ditch The Desk Job And Become A Destination Entrepreneur

Ditch The Desk Job And Become A Destination Entrepreneur | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Feel there is no hope in the job market? Starting a business in a developing country may be the perfect answer for you.
Whether you are young or old, it's hard to avoid feeling like Chicken Little in the job market these days.
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Gone are the days when those seeking opportunities like these will be considered "drop-outs" In a global and connected world we will seek opportunities that offer purpose and quality of life, in all corners of the world.

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Inside The Minds And Motivations Of The Most Connected People

Inside The Minds And Motivations Of The Most Connected People | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

There's more to connecting people than extending an invitation. Great connectors are always looking to do a favor, bring people together, and expand their own "relationship capital."

 


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I am fortunate to know some of the best and their value will continue to increase as the world continues to become more connected.

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Three Strategies For Managing The Economy Of Access

Three Strategies For Managing The Economy Of Access | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
The Internet has shredded vertical value chains, created vast new horizontal value chains, and spawned a generation that prefers access to ownership. To survive in the emerging Economy of Access, firms will need radically different strategies and management.
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The traditional economy and traditional business models driven by hierarchical organizations based on controlling vertical value chains will continue to diminish. The effects of the internet and a connected society continue to fuel the emergence of The Economy of Access where the emphasis will be placed on social value not just making money for the sake of making money.

As a business, being able to thrive in this new economy will require a new management mindset heavily customer centric that embraces collaboration, imagination, discovery and trust.

image from www.clauslarsen.it 

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The Surprising Accuracy Of Crowdsourced Predictions About The Future

The Surprising Accuracy Of Crowdsourced Predictions About The Future | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Do you know whether Turkey will get a new constitution? It turns out you do: A group of well-informed citizens can predict future events more often than any foreign policy expert or CIA analyst.
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This finding gives insight into what will be the role of management in an organization of the future and the importance of leadership.

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11 Personal Branding Power Tips

11 Personal Branding Power Tips | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

You. Me. Michael Hyatt. Popeye.

Perhaps we don’t have that much in common. Ah, but we do. Personal brands are we. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success.

You, my friend, are a brand. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success. Here are five tips from online leader Michael Hyat and 6 more from me.

To read the full article, click on the image or title.

 

 

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This article is packed with useful tips and guidelines.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:06 AM

The focus of your blog—and all your content—must be your readers. What are their needs? What are their pains? How can you help?

What can you offer your audience? What will they get from investing their time in your content? Do you offer resources to help people work smarter? Do you offer leadership insights? 

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:47 AM

Great article from Barry Feldman. Well written and lots of information.

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20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you'll need to navigate our future.

 


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Richard Platt's curator insight, May 19, 2014 3:10 AM

Very sci-fi kind of read - definitely interesting, Remember there have been a lot of ideas from sci-fi literature that have come to pass.  Albeit no transporter (referring to Star Trek) just yet. 

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

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There are many questions we need to ask ourselves on how education and life long learning will look in the future. A visionary article that gives good insight and structure for the many considerations.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:04 PM

Excellent article. Very thorough. This will help with looking at open classrooms. 

niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:23 PM

Very interesting 2020 vison, but can we please stop using 2020

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:26 PM

It sounds like digital technologies are the only way people will be educated. Blending what has been done with new tools is essential moving forward.