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The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager

The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager | Work Futures | 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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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | Work Futures | 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.


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Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, December 8, 2014 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 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, 2014 5:17 PM

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The digital forces shaping the future of work

The digital forces shaping the future of work | Work Futures | 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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In Vegas, A Look at the Future of Work

In Vegas, A Look at the Future of Work | Work Futures | 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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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, 2014 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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The Future Of Work

The Future Of Work | Work Futures | 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.


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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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Gary Hamel: The Future of HR

Gary Hamel: The Future of HR | Work Futures | 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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The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered

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

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

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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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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Work Futures | 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.

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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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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 | Work Futures | Scoop.it

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

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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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Debunking The Myth That All Millennials Are The Same

Debunking The Myth That All Millennials Are The Same | Work Futures | 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 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 Numbers We Overlook When Reinventing Work

The Numbers We Overlook When Reinventing Work | Work Futures | 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 Work Framework

The Future of Work Framework | Work Futures | 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, 2014 5:07 AM

a good video by Ross Dawson. 

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The Future of HR · LeadershipABC

The Future of HR · LeadershipABC | Work Futures | 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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Let Digital Natives Be Your Guide in Defining the Future of Work

Let Digital Natives Be Your Guide in Defining the Future of Work | Work Futures | 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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Waiting For the Human Workplace

Waiting For the Human Workplace | Work Futures | 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
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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, 2014 6:59 PM

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

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Employee Engagement and Change-ability of the Organization

Six models of Employee Engagement and how each of them has different social life. The area is conceptually messy and often misleading as if there was one single model, usually reduced to a number in a scale. Some models are better than others to create true change-ability in the organization.

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Nadene Canning's curator insight, September 17, 2014 1:25 AM

Six models of Employee Engagement and how each of them has different social life.

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Work Smarter: Great TED Talks Compilation

Work Smarter: Great TED Talks Compilation | Work Futures | Scoop.it

This isn't your father's business advice. These talks - from a philosopher, a general, a cognitive psychologist - offer unconventional, and uncommonly useful, advice on leading, working, creating and living better.

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A compilation of TED Talks all related to working smarter. Some of my favorite talks are included: 


Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action


Susan Cain: The power of introverts


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are


Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation


Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn … then lead

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Chris Shern's curator insight, August 1, 2014 8:44 AM

This is a great compilation of some of the best TED talks on a subject that is so interesting and relevant for most of us.

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The Disconnect in Connecting the Workplace

The Disconnect in Connecting the Workplace | Work Futures | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of talk about the future of work…Technology is indeed connecting us in ways that improve communication, discovery and connectivity. The world is becoming a much smaller place as a result.


Many executives are well aware of the onslaught of new technology. Many however, are unsure of how to solve the problem or even address what the problem really is for that matter.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

The reasons why technology fails to change behavior internally always seem to surprise executives, but rarely do they shock employees:


1. Older managers disagree philosophically with how younger employees work in general.

2. Systems architects don’t get today’s employees.

3. Technology is too painful to use and there’s a lot of it.

4. Workflow is imposed rather than designed to emulate how people naturally use technology to communicate and connect.

5. Legacy processes and reporting systems actively discourage people to adopt something new.

6. Legacy philosophies protect those who work in dated paradigms rather than encourage aging workforces to gain new expertise through learning and collaboration.

7. Management doesn’t actually reward cross-team collaboration as part of the day-to-day work.

8. Incentives to change do not align with employee goals and aspirations.

9. Leadership does not lead by example.

10. A lack of vision as to why new technology will enable business goals and why employees should buy-in.

11. BONUS: The culture of the organization is more rigid than adaptive, which inadvertently undermines any hope for innovation

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Information Overload: Why Brevity Is Becoming a Business Basic

Information Overload: Why Brevity Is Becoming a Business Basic | Work Futures | Scoop.it

Brevity is emerging as an essential new business basic.
In the fast-paced, multi-tasking, attention-deficit workplaces we find ourselves, getting to the point quickly matters more than ever.

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If you can’t capture your audience’s attention and deliver your message with brevity, people will disconnect with you, and it may cost you promising career opportunities. The unspoken expectation is that successful people will be masters of brevity.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 17, 2014 6:17 AM

From the article:

 

"The average person’s attention span is now only 8 seconds, and professionals are interrupted 6-7 times an hour, often unable to get back to their task at hand. More than 43 percent of us abandon complicated or lengthy emails in the first 30 seconds, and the majority of us admit ignoring half the emails we receive every day."


A useful piece on the importance of applying thought and effort on keeping your message brief whilst not losing the context. 


As Mark Twain is famously reported to have said: 


" I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead". 


 


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Why Millennials May Be Out Of The Office But Not Far Away From Work

Why Millennials May Be Out Of The Office But Not Far Away From Work | Work Futures | Scoop.it

Even when young professionals post out-of-office messages, they're still connected. Here's why employers should give the option to check in.

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Corporate Transformation Starts Here

Corporate Transformation Starts Here | Work Futures | Scoop.it

Business, organization and culture change are hot topics in the corporate world today. However, they often remain conceptual thinking: implementation is seen as difficult. Where to start? The trigger can be as simple as a meeting. But not the usual one. Here’s an example of how a single, different type of meeting can kick off a new collaborative culture.

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Great blog post by Celine Schillinger. I encourage you to follow Celine's blog here and her Twitter profile here.   

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Christian Bartosik's curator insight, July 23, 2014 1:27 AM

Traditional ways of working have to evolve, companies must reinvent themselves. Not for the beauty of transformation per se, but because old ways don’t work anymore.

 

 

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Work in 2020 - Adrian Furnham

In June 2014, Adrian Furnham held the Finn Øien Lecture at BI Norwegian Business School. Furnham, talked about how technology is changing everything, and how its ultimately will change our working environment.


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You can access his presentation by clicking this link: The Finn Øien Lecture at BI Norwegian Business School.


To see the whole presentation, click here: Work in 2020 - Adrian Furnham

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.