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The Social Value of Knowledge Has Soared

The Social Value of Knowledge Has Soared | Future of Work | Scoop.it

A new book by David Price takes a closer look at how we'll work, live and learn In the future

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In this blog David refers to an interview he did with Patrick McKenna, CEO of Ingenious Media, one of the most successful media investors in the world.


Here’s what he had to say about their approach to knowledge:


”We give a lot of our knowledge away, so that people will engage us to deliver some implementation of that knowledge. We tell people everything we know. We don’t have any great insights that we wouldn’t want to share with everyone, because we’re either raising investments, giving consultancy advice, or we are making investments. The only way we can sell those insights is by sharing what we know. The reason why we don’t worry about giving that knowledge away is because most people can’t implement what they know. The capital value of something these days is the ability to implement it rather than to create it originally.”


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Sean Spence's comment, November 4, 2013 7:06 PM
Really true & relevant. Implications..... how should professional experts reframe 'the firm'? How should universities reframe 'teaching knowledge'? How should mature professionals reframe 'my career'?
Sean Spence's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:07 PM

Really true & relevant. Implications..... how should professional experts reframe 'the firm'? How should universities reframe 'teaching knowledge'? How should mature professionals reframe 'my career'?

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About Future of Work

About Future of Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it


                                                 ★★★★★


I believe that knowledge is everything. Knowledge is ideas. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is hope. 

But only if it is shared and applied.


That is why I created Future of Work on Scoop.it. My personal aim is to provide you with stories you can learn and grow from. The kind of stories that provokes personal reflection and constructive action. 

I'm co-founder of Future Associates, a consultancy that helps visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, and organizational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.


You're welcome to connect via: 

 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kennethmikkelsen

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KennethMikkelsen

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LeadershipABC

 

I hope you'll be inspired.

 

Enjoy!

 

Kenneth

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As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Concern about technology — the printing press, the steam engine or the computer — supplanting humans is not new. But this time may be different.


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Mr. Brynjolfsson and other experts believe that society has a chance to meet the challenge in ways that will allow technology to be mostly a positive force. In addition to making some jobs obsolete, new technologies have also long complemented people’s skills and enabled them to be more productive – as the Internet and word processing have for office workers or robotic surgery has for surgeons.


Excellent article on the future of work and the implications of the rise of the machines.

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Managing a 24/7 digital workforce

Managing a 24/7 digital workforce | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Digitisation is a megatrend that will affect all of us. Employees are operating anywhere, anytime, on any device and challenging the status quo of traditional workplaces. In particular, we look at how digitisation affects employee engagement and how businesses need to adapt.


The benefits are clear: more flexibility and more adaptability equals more wellbeing. Technological advances mean we can overcome traditional barriers imposed by geography, time and IT access. We can all become more efficient and work in a way that suits our lifestyles. I’m a big advocate.


However, with the benefits comes a clear warning. There is a danger that ‘always on’ may mean we are never off. Stress, burnout and a general deterioration of wellbeing are the undesired but very real consequences of digitisation. 



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Amid ‘digitisation’, how can companies manage the always on culture and ensure that employees switch off?


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The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee

The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee | Future of Work | Scoop.it

These are the 7 Principles of The Future Employee. This is how work will get done over the next few years and it has already started in many organizations around the world.


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The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager

The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager | Future of Work | Scoop.it

When it comes to the future of work it’s not just employees that are changing, managers are also having to change the ways in which they lead and in fact are HAVING to become leaders. These are 10 core principles or characteristics that managers will and must possess going forward.


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The Future of Work and the Transformation from Within

Which companies are ensuring their place in the future?

 

Definitely not those sticking to conventional models in work organisation or in structuring and running their businesses. As evolution teaches, the ability to adapt to environmental changes, such as the ones we experience in the corporate world, determines who has a better chance of thriving.


So, is your company’s DNA set to evolve?

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 5:17 PM

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In Vegas, A Look at the Future of Work

In Vegas, A Look at the Future of Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

What will jobs be like in ten years? A conference in Las Vegas last week offered a glimpse of the future of work.


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Here are some of the big trends that may be arriving soon at an office near you.


  1. Expect to fill out a lot more surveys
  2. Performance reviews go real-time
  3. Get comfortable with the self-service career path


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The Future Of Work

The Future Of Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

How will teams be structured? What will the leaders of the future look like? Is Mark Zuckerberg the prototype of the CEO? It's these same thoughts that consume Jacob Morgan.


So much so, that he recently published a business book titled, The Future Of Work - Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders And Create A Competitive Organization.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Episode #427 of Six Pixels of Separation Podcast with Mitch Joel. Listen to his discussion with Jacob Morgan about the future of work. 

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The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered

The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Nearly 90 of jobs demand social media skills, but it turns out just hiring Millennials isn't the answer.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

One in ten young people are rejected from a job because of their social presence on the web. “They are missing the bigger picture on how to use social media to help businesses meet their goals.


Millennials need help because they don’t have the professional skill set, but older people don’t have the social skills to apply business knowledge

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How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Can Transform Your Approach To Work

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Can Transform Your Approach To Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that taking a walk through green spaces can lessen your brain fatigue, and scientists have long found that exposure to the sun can alleviate feelings of sluggishness and boost productivity.

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The Future of Work – A journey to 2022

Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the world of work as we know it. Disruptive innovations are creating new industries and business models and destroying old ones. New technologies, data analytics and social networks are having a huge impact on how we communicate, collaborate and work. Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow will be ones we’ve not even thought of yet.


This report takes you on a journey to 2022 and explores how the changing business landscape will impact your people management strategy.


What path will you take?


Via Alex Watson
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The Future of Work Framework

The Future of Work Framework | Future of Work | Scoop.it

An explanation of the four domains of the Future of Work framework: Underlying Drivers, Economic Structure, Labor Displacement, and the Emerging Landscape.


Created by Future Exploration Network and Ross Dawson.

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dominique turcq's curator insight, August 16, 5:07 AM

a good video by Ross Dawson. 

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Let Digital Natives Be Your Guide in Defining the Future of Work

Let Digital Natives Be Your Guide in Defining the Future of Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Don’t let complacency undermine your company’s hyperconnected present and future. Pervasive technology fundamentally changes how people communicate, discover and connect.

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The Workforce Crisis of 2030 - and How to Start Solving It Now

The Workforce Crisis of 2030 - and How to Start Solving It Now | Future of Work | Scoop.it

It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled -- and quite charming -- talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.


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Mapping the Future: The Future of Work

Mapping the Future: The Future of Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Technology is enabling us to achieve remarkable things, yet it’s rendering many jobs obsolete. How will the world of work change over the next 50 years? Andrew MacAfee, Principal Research Scientist for the Initiative on the Digital Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explores the possibilities ahead.


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Motivating Employees Takes Culture, Peer Recognition, Going the Extra Mile

Motivating Employees Takes Culture, Peer Recognition, Going the Extra Mile | Future of Work | Scoop.it

What motivates employees?


Is it money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission?


All these are good answers, but a new Tinypulse survey from TinyHR titled The 7 Key Trends Impacting Today’s Workplace that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture found that “peers and camaraderie” are the No. 1 reason employees go the extra mile.

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The Evolution Of Managers

The Evolution Of Managers | Future of Work | Scoop.it

There’s a constant debate around whether we need more managers or more leaders. Sadly this is a fruitless debate that artificially pits the two against each other. When thinking about the future of work managers MUST be leaders. That is, they are placed in a position of power because they have earned followers, thought leadership, and respect. If a manager is simply placed in a position of power because they are able to bring in the most money or are experts at delegating then they will fail. It’s time we stop referring to managers and leaders as two separate people. If you haven’t earned leadership then you shouldn’t be a manager.


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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.


Increasingly, this experience is common not just to middle managers, but also to top executives.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, December 8, 5:14 AM

The way people feel at work profoundly influences how they perform. This study revealed just how much impact companies can have when they meet each of the four core needs of their employees:

 

o Renewal: Employees who take a break every 90 minutes report a 30 percent higher level of focus than those who take no breaks or just one during the day. 

o Value: Feeling cared for by one’s supervisor has a more significant impact on people’s sense of trust and safety than any other behavior by a leader. 

o Focus: Only 20 percent of respondents said they were able to focus on one task at a time at work, but those who could were 50 percent.

o Purpose: Employees who derive meaning and significance from their work were more than three times as likely to stay with their organisations engaged.

 

Reading time: 10mins

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The digital forces shaping the future of work

The digital forces shaping the future of work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

Technology is rapidly redefining the way we all work, observes Lynda Gratton, enabling new forms of collaboration across traditional business boundaries.

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Three sorts of networks that individuals need to cultivate for future success:

• Be part of a posse
The way that people learn and grow their expertise is by being part of an immediate group with the same passion for a specialist area.

• Tap into a big ideas crowd
The problem with being highly specialized and spending all your time with like-minded people, says Gratton, is you tend to miss some of the big ideas that might be floating around. The solution is to also foster connections with a number of diverse groups that can be sources for serendipity.

• Build a regenerative network
With an increasingly longer working lifespan, individuals need to learn to regenerate their networks of professional and personal contacts as they change jobs/careers/personal circumstance/etc.


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Making the Shift to the Next-Generation Enterprise

Changes are happening in the ways we work, business models and processes are evolving, customers are changing what they value and how they buy, and technology is transforming and shaping the next generation Enterprise.


In their whitepaper, Making the Shift to the Next-Generation Enterprise, Cognizant shares 8 future-of-work enablers you can evaluate against to help you build a strategy to future-proof your business.

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Key Challenges Shaping the Next Generation Enterprise

According to Cognizant, the following are unprecedented, relentless and perplexing challenges that organizations of today face:


  • Economic volatility
  • Globalization
  • Changing consumers
  • Changing workplace
  • Technology advancement


The 3 R’s:  Reinvent, Rethink, and RewireAccording to Cognizant, the following are the 3 R’s of corporate model transformation to future-proof your business:


  1. Reinvent: Updating the Business Model.   Cognizant says: “In some cases, companies are putting customer opinions and ideas at the center of their R&D model to ensure new products and services will succeed in the market. In others, business-to-business suppliers are using social networking to improve their delivery and replenishment models. In all these cases, moving to a collaborative business model opens new channels of talent, knowledge, expertise and capability.”
  2. Rethink: Creating New Process Models.  Cognizant says: “Next-generation enterprises will master these two elements — breaking up the value chain in core and non-core activities and orchestrating a virtual network of service providers for the latter. The idea is to leverage virtual teams of talent and knowledge wherever they exist geographically, rather than relying on what is embedded in the organization.”
  3. Rewire: Focusing on a New IT Architecture.  Cognizant says: “The challenge for IT is to undertake significant shifts in its traditional thinking to support the new areas of focus. This includes customer-facing core competencies; intuitive user interfaces inspired by consumer-facing mobile applications; collaborative business models involving customer and supplier co-creation; and virtual, globally dispersed teams focused on executing knowledge-intensive business processes.”


8 Future-of-Work Enablers

According to Cognizant, the 8 future-of-work enablers are as follows:


  1. Community Interaction.  Interacting/engaging with users through social media.
  2. Innovation.  Creation of an environment to breed and enable innovation of products and services, in the form of open, closed and virtual innovation.
  3. Worker empowerment.  Empowering the workforce to be location-agnostic through communication-rich mobile devices and enabling a culture of collaboration and creativity for millennial employees.
  4. Virtual collaboration.  Building platforms of collaboration to enable the virtual environment.
  5. Customer empowerment.  Empowering customers by providing cutting-edge tools and media to improve the customer experience.
  6. Commercial model flexibility.  Flexibility to choose between being asset heavy vs. asset light (Cap-Ex vs Op-Ex; buy vs. lease), as appropriate.
  7. Value chain flexibility.  Flexibility to choose and source value chain elements from anywhere; disaggregating people from functions.
  8. Flexible service delivery.  Flexibility to choose and source infrastructure from anywhere (e.g., cloud, mainframe, client/server, etc.).
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Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 16, 4:51 AM

The article Includes a potentially useful maturity model. However, there's nothing really new here if you've been keeping up to date with trends around 'social business. If you haven't, then well worth a read. 

 

Reading time: 30 mins

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Gary Hamel: The Future of HR

Gary Hamel: The Future of HR | Future of Work | Scoop.it

To get a deeper understanding of where management and HR are going we decided to speak to one of the most influential minds in the area, Gary Hamel.

Gary explains that before analyzing the role of HR, it is important to take a step back and look at the three new capabilities that every organization is going to need to adopt. 

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Gary explains that before analyzing the role of HR, it is important to take a step back and look at the three new capabilities that every organization is going to need to adopt.
  1. Making innovation a core competence. It is essential to build organizations that can change as fast as change itself. Adaptability must be at the core of a companies’ culture and operations. “In most organizations of big size, deep strategic change comes typically as a product of crisis,” says Hamel. “Most companies do not change proactively.”
  2. If you want to make change a part of the DNA of an organization you have to make innovation an instinctive activity. “The pace of change as a function is related to the pace of innovation,” explains Hamel. Furthermore, “without experimentation there is no evolution.” If a company wants to build an evolutionary advantage that can outrun change it has to make innovation a core competence. Which brings us to the third challenge …
  3. Building an organization where people are willing to bring the gifts of their creativity, passion and mission to work every day. “You cannot command innovation,” Gary points out. “It is a product of individual creativity, of proactive people who are encouraged to challenge all assumptions, to try new things and have a passion for making a difference in the world.”
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing that we can all agree on it’s that the world of work is changing…quickly. The way we have been working over the past few years is NOT how are we are going to be working in the coming years. Perhaps one of the most important underlying factors driving this change is the coming shift around who drives how work gets done.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

The next few years are going to bring about dramatic changes. But why now? What are the key trends that are driving this new future of work? There are five of them: 


  1. New Behaviors
  2. Technologies
  3. The Millenial Workforce
  4. Mobility
  5. Globalization
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Debunking The Myth That All Millennials Are The Same

Debunking The Myth That All Millennials Are The Same | Future of Work | Scoop.it

As the latest marketable, targetable demographic, they're easy to stereotype. But that doesn't mean they should be.


As it turns out, millennials are not a static, homogenous group blindly making suspect decisions.


They’re actually multifaceted, savvy super-consumers, who happen to be the most educated generation in history.

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The Numbers We Overlook When Reinventing Work

The Numbers We Overlook When Reinventing Work | Future of Work | Scoop.it

The world is moving fast, the economy is moving fast, changes come fast and businesses have to keep up with this pace. Innovate, solve problems, handle exceptions faster and at scale. We can talk about that for hours but this sums up everything that force organizations to transform, either they like it or not. That will eventually lead to deeply transform the way we work.


More collaboration, more interactions, conversations, information,data. So we’ll be equipped to face the world that surrounds us. Actually…not. Overwhelmed by this waves of pushed information and solicitations, not mentioning what we’re searching or initiating ourselves, we must learn to separate the wheat from the chaff to focus on what matters.

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The Future of HR · LeadershipABC

The Future of HR · LeadershipABC | Future of Work | Scoop.it

How HR can take on a bigger role in driving growth?


I've collected a range of articles on the future role of HR in this Storify overview. 

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Waiting For the Human Workplace

Waiting For the Human Workplace | Future of Work | Scoop.it

If more human workplaces are more profitable and companies still don’t build them, there must be a good reason for it. There is a good reason.


There are three of them, in fact:

  • Inertia — it’s a pain in the neck to change things
  • Bureaucracy — we took the time to write these policies and rules, so we may as well stick with ‘em
  • Fear
Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

We know how to design great products. We know how to untangle customer service snarl-ups. We know how to build supply chains that cover the globe. Surely we’re smart enough to peel the onion on toxic and dysfunctional workplace ideas and practices that suck the life out of organizations and diminish the people inside them, too! All we have to do is begin.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 29, 6:59 PM

Inertia, bureaucracy, and fear repel transforming Schools into human and humane projects.