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Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic]

Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic] | new society | Scoop.it

"Collaboration isn’t about giving up your individuality. Quite the opposite: it’s about realizing your potential. It’s about bringing your many gifts to the table and sharing them in pursuit of a common goal.

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This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion

This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion | new society | Scoop.it

The main argument for a universal basic income (UBI) is that it would reduce poverty and income inequality. Yet UBI advocates often overlook a range of other potential benefits. Digital UBI payments can bring people into the financial system and build their financial capability, unlocking a range of development benefits for citizens and governments alike.

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An Interview With neoFarms Founder Maximilian Richter - Society 3.0

An Interview With neoFarms Founder Maximilian Richter - Society 3.0 | new society | Scoop.it

Introducing households and professional kitchens to the revolution of aeroponics – that is neoFarms’ mission. NeoFarms is developing the appliance that grows your favourite greens automatically. It’s hassle-free, highly productive and easily fits into your kitchen or living space. I recently had the opportunity to meet one of neoFarms founders Maximilian Richter in Hanover.

Society 3.0: “Hi Max! Thanks for taking time out of your day to speak to us. Would you please tell us something about yourself?”

Maximilian Richter: “Well, my name is Maximilian Richter. I am 25 years old, and I was born in Hanover where I also currently live. I studied Industrial Design and finished my bachelor’s degree at the beginning of this year. During my studies, I started working for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. I was the only designer in the electronic research department. That’s where I got my first experience in hardware development and how to design for feasibility. Nevertheless, I did not have much enforcement capability due to the strict hierarchy – that’s when I realized that the corporate world was not really my calling. In hindsight I always preferred start-ups – especially when it came to not having a fixed schedule and versatile tasks.


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Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? | new society | Scoop.it
Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly
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Op weg naar Rio - nieuworganiseren.nu

Op weg naar Rio - nieuworganiseren.nu | new society | Scoop.it

Vier jaar geleden begonnen 24 directeuren en leidinggevenden aan een reis naar de lerende organisatie. Het bracht hen langs topsporters, lean-methoden en zelfinzicht uiteindelijk naar Rio. Van deze reis is er nu een prachtig verslag.


Marc Lammers, Anky van Grunsven, Jacco Verhaeren, Dennis van der Geest, Arnold Vanderlyde en Bart Brentjens. Hoe gaaf is een Master Business Administrations waarin je les krijgt van deze topsporters en -coaches? En waar je bovendien met jezelf en je organisatie aan de slag gaat in de Lean-filosofie van Toyota? Met als slagroom op de taart na vier jaar zwoegen: een trip naar de Olympische Spelen in Rio en een ontmoeting met Ricardo Semler? Als ik directeur zou zijn, zou ik het wel weten.

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Van deze reis heeft de organisator, Arpa, nu een prachtig vormgegeven boek gemaakt: Op weg naar een lerende organisatie. Want dat is waar Lean, of zoals ze bij Arpa zeggen Learn, over gaat: continu verbeteren, leren, innoveren en teambuilding. De link met topsport ligt dan ook voor de hand en wordt in het boek én in het traject Master in Business Learning van ook volop gemaakt. ‘Zolang je in beweging blijft, is de kans dat je geraakt wordt het kleinst,’ zegt oud-bokser Arnold Vanderlyde bijvoorbeeld. En dressuurruiter Anky van Grunsven: ‘Hoe extremer je alles kunt voelen, hoe meer plezier je kunt hebben.’

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How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee | TEDxLiverpool

Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future,

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We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov

We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov | new society | Scoop.it
Laws protecting workers from employers’ out-of-hours emails ignore the fact that, for many, switching off is not an option
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Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | new society | Scoop.it
Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work

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Yes, I'm a great supporter of the unconditional basicincome. This article give the pro's and cons. Well balanced view.
By Sonia Dodha.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 12:46 PM
This is beginning to be talked about in Canada. It may be part of how, in an increasingly technological world, we are able to live. It is may also be part of the answer to people who live below the poverty line.
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Zijn online communities een mogelijke infrastructuur voor organisaties van de toekomst? - Koneksa Mondo

Zijn online communities een mogelijke infrastructuur voor organisaties van de toekomst? - Koneksa Mondo | new society | Scoop.it
‘The rules of the game in new product development are changing. Many companies have discovered that it takes more than the accepted basics of high quality, low cost, and differentiation to excel in today’s competitive market. It also takes speed and flexibility.’

Het zijn enkele zinnen uit een artikel in Harvard Business Review waarin een duidelijk pleidooi te vinden is voor snellere en flexibele organisatievormen om succesvol te blijven. Dat is natuurlijk weinig baanbrekend, maar het interessante is dat het gaat om een artikel van januari 1986. Ruim dertig jaar later is er eigenlijk weinig veranderd. Nog steeds zoeken we naar de heilige graal om organisaties drastisch te hervormen.

Ook in het boek ‘The Structuring of Organisations’ beschrijft Henry Mintzberg al in 1979 verschillende vormen van organisaties waarbij de vorm een gevolg is van de eisen die door de omgeving aan de organisatie gesteld worden en dat we in toenemende mate behoefte hebben aan snelle en flexibele organisaties. Van machinebureaucratie tot adhocratie.
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Abandoned WWII-era military village to become 'commune for the 21st century'

Abandoned WWII-era military village to become 'commune for the 21st century' | new society | Scoop.it
This commune, aptly called the Patrick Henry Commune, will be centered on multiple practices of sharing, and provide enough living space for about “4,000 like-minded people.” The redesigned village will have a focus on shared, flexible spaces. 
New “Co-living Blocks” will emphasize common activity space - think shared kitchens and co-working space - over private residential units. The existing housing blocks will be either refurbished, partially demolished, or connected to each other to create the spaces where this shared living can occur. In total, about 30% to 40% of the commune will be shared spaces.
Private car usage will be discouraged, and personal automobiles will be replaced with a car-sharing service and self-driving shuttles that will connect the commune with the Heidelberg city center. The lack of vehicles will free up the garages located in the village to be used as fabrication labs.
The city of Heidelberg has approved the proposal, Business Insider reports, and the 240-acre site is expected to complete its transformation within the next decade.
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Collectief leiderschap - Platform Overheid

Collectief leiderschap - Platform Overheid | new society | Scoop.it
Er is een nieuw fenomeen in leiderschapsland: het collectief leiderschap. Leiderschap aan de top wordt steeds meer gedeeld met de lagere echelons in de private of publieke organisaties. De Winne en Clement hameren in hun boek Leidinggeven zonder omwegen; doen wat werkt op het belang van collectief leiderschap. De tijd van ‘Waarom? Daarom!’ ligt definitief achter ons. Steeds meer voorbeelden geven aan dat collectief leiderschap de bovenhand neemt op individueel leiderschap en daarom is het ook belangrijk dat steeds meer mensen de knepen van leiding geven zonder omwegen onder de knie krijgen.[1]
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How Obama Became the First Personal Growth President | Mindvalley Academy Blog

How Obama Became the First Personal Growth President | Mindvalley Academy Blog | new society | Scoop.it
He changed the world, not just because he is the first black and biracial American president, but because he's the first personal growth president we’ve ever had.
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2017—Trump—Are We Ready to Rise?

2017—Trump—Are We Ready to Rise? | new society | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is to democracy what 2008 was to capitalism: a profound wake-up call reminding us that the system is broken and in urgent need of an “upgrade” that will bring it up to speed with the challenges of our time.
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Capitalism in the Time of Trump?

Capitalism in the Time of Trump? | new society | Scoop.it
As the world turns upside down, Mariana Mazzucato discusses how to shape an economy that works for everyone
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‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare

‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare | new society | Scoop.it
In many countries, most social care is carried out by unqualified workers on low pay. The economic rationale: why pay for health professionals when you don’t have to?

But a Dutch approach to social care is turning that argument on its head - why use anyone who is not a healthcare professional? And remarkably, it is showing that using qualified nurses ends up being cheaper.

‘Buurtzorg’, meaning ‘neighbourhood care’, allows nurses to act as a ‘health coach’ for their patients, advising them on how to stay healthy, caring for their needs and using their initiative.

This proactive process has enabled the Dutch healthcare system to reduce costs by around 40%, while the time it takes to administer care has been slashed by a staggering 50%.

These impressive figures have not gone unnoticed, with a host of other countries around the world considering a similar style of community care.
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These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit

These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit | new society | Scoop.it
I’m sure we can all agree that life is better when you fully bask in each and every moment. The question is, how do you actually get there when your mind is constantly racing with worries and thoughts about the past and future?

Well, who better to ask than the person who actually created the mindfulness movement in the west?

Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the first mindfulness center for Medicine, Health Care at the University of Massachesetts Medical School.

In his book, Full Catastrophe Living, he explained the seven essential attitudinal qualities for mindful living. We’ve gone over them below and we explain why they can be so powerful to implement into your daily life.
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— Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach...

— Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach... | new society | Scoop.it
Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach self-actualisation, you must sucessfully obtain each stage beneath it.
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AI in de toekomst: en als de robots de wetten gaan overtreden? - Frankwatching

AI in de toekomst: en als de robots de wetten gaan overtreden? - Frankwatching | new society | Scoop.it

Column – Ik wil het zo graag geloven. De overtuiging dat het slechts een kwestie van tijd is, voordat we met het grootste gemak het functioneren van de hersenen kunnen verbeteren of herstellen door het implanteren van chips, of door het aanleggen van een geheel gerestaureerd neuraal weefsel. En ik wil dit gedeelte van het verhaal geloven, omdat ik al te veel van dichtbij heb meegemaakt wat beginnende dementie doet met mensen en wat gevorderde dementie doet met de naasten van die mensen.


Laat Elon Musk met zijn startup Neuralink zijn gang maar gaan, laat hem alles lukken wat hem voor ogen staat. Als hij erin slaagt om van het bestrijden van Alzheimer of Parkinson succesvol te maken, kan hij minder aandacht besteden aan de geïnteresseerden in een ontsnappingsroute naar Mars. En er gloort succes; Charles Lieber, nanobioloog van Harvard, slaagde erin om met de injectie van een flinterdun elektronisch net een naadloze vergroeiïng met het biologisch circuit in de hersenen te bereiken. Het was bij muizen, maar het is een begin.

Waar hebben we het hier over? Over medische biologie? Over het vervangen of repareren van de hersenfuncties? Over het begrijpen van het werken van de hersens? In het algemeen, over de evolutie van mens en computer, of mens en kunstmatige intelligentie, oftewel AI?

De mens met AI

En zo kom ik op die interessante podcast, het interview van Ezra Klein met de Israelische geschiedkundige Yuval Harari. Harari’s eerste boek ‘Sapiens’ werd juichend ontvangen, zijn nieuwe boek ‘Homo Deus, een kleine geschiedenis van de toekomst’ krijgt ook volop aandacht.

In de podcast gaat het over de toekomst van mens met AI. En Harari trekt een parallel met de vorige evolutie, die van het dier en de mens. Toen hadden we nog niet eens de stiekem opgenomen beelden uit de Vlaamse en Nederlandse slachterijen gezien. “Als we kijken hoe we dieren behandelen, in het bijzonder in de industriële boerenbedrijf, dan hebben de meeste mensen twee soorten argumenten om te rechtvaardigen hoe we koeien, varkens en kippen behandelen. Het eerste argument voert op dat dieren geen emoties hebben, geen gevoelens, geen angst, dus het doet er niet toe hoe we hen behandelen. En vergis je niet, dit is nog steeds een algemeen gedeelde opinie, maar het is wetenschappelijk gezien totale onzin. We zijn het erover eens dat zoogdieren, vogels en op zijn minst sommige reptielen wel degelijk een bewustzijn hebben, dat ze prikkels voelen en emoties hebben, ze voelen zeker pijn, en angst, dus het ‘het doet er niet toe hoe we hen behandelen’-argument is onzin.

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Scrum blijkt helemaal niet effectief te zijn - nieuworganiseren.nu

Scrum blijkt helemaal niet effectief te zijn - nieuworganiseren.nu | new society | Scoop.it
Wat gaan we doen? Scrummen?! Daar gaan we weer hoor… Er moet weer iets veranderen in de organisatie, terwijl alles toch best goed lijkt te gaan. Weer zo’n begrip, een hype, een ding waar je tegenwoordig aan mee moet doen om als team effectief te kunnen functioneren.  Een framework wat zou moeten helpen om beter …
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Are Corporate Hierarchies Starting To Dissolve?

Are Corporate Hierarchies Starting To Dissolve? | new society | Scoop.it
For decades, corporate hierarchies and bureaucratization have dictated the growth and decision making processes of businesses everywhere. As businesses grow larger, it’s typical to subdivide the workforce into clearly designated roles, with some roles taking authority over others in increasingly sophisticated orders.

Most companies establish leadership in a board of directors, a C-suite of leaders in different departments, then levels within upper management, middle management, and lower management.

However, this corporate hierarchy may be starting to fade away. The modern workplace is shifting slightly away toward this segmentation—but why, and is that a good thing?

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Bill Gates says robots should be taxed like workers

Bill Gates says robots should be taxed like workers | new society | Scoop.it
In a new interview with Quartz, Microsoft founder Bill Gates makes a rather stunning argument—that robots who replace human workers should incur taxes equivalent to that worker’s income taxes.

“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed . . . If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.”

Gates argues that these taxes, paid by a robot’s owners or makers, would be used to help fund labor force retraining. Former factory workers, drivers, and cashiers would be transitioned to health services, education, or other fields where human workers will remain vital. Gates even suggests the policy would intentionally “slow down the speed of that adoption [of automation] somewhat,” giving more time to manage the broader transition.

The idea of what amounts to a tax on efficiency would seem anathema to much conventional economic wisdom. For decades, the dominant line on automation has been that displaced workers shift into more productive roles, in turn growing the total economy.

But that thesis has begun to show cracks—as Gates puts it, “people are saying that the arrival of that robot is a net loss,” demanding greater active engagement with job retraining and other programs that target impacted communities. (Though the effectiveness of job training programs is still somewhat debatable).
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The way we work is terrible for our brains. 5 ways to fight back

The way we work is terrible for our brains. 5 ways to fight back | new society | Scoop.it

Fortunately, there’s a lot of science on how to create a brain-friendly workplace – tools and strategies that makes us more creative, productive, happier and better decision-makers at work. And though more and more companies are incorporating all these new findings, there are plenty that aren’t – according to Gallup, worldwide only 13 percent of employees say they feel engaged at work. Money is not the answer: companies can’t buy their way to employee engagement and happiness. So what does make a difference? How can employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity be influenced? Here are several ways.

1. Disconnection. Obviously technology has revolutionized every aspect of the modern office. But on an individual level, we all feel besieged. 
2. Freedom. If the goal is the well-being and productivity of employees, research shows this can be significantly influenced by giving workers freedom and autonomy. 
3. Greenery. Simply put, humans like nature and greenery and the more of it we experience in the office, the happier and more productive we are. 
4. Movement. The news that sitting down all day is terrible for our health is by now well-known. But moving, and walking, is as good for our minds and is it for our bodies. 
5. Giving. There’s a lot of science showing that giving does as much for the giver as the recipient. And this carries over to the office. 

The ultimate take-away is that it’s not about high-end physical infrastructure, or more money, or more technology. It’s about recognizing the elements that make us human, what we really value, and what really motivates, inspires and engages us. Much of this isn’t surprising – but what we can see now is how science is validating a lot of ancient wisdom. Companies that embrace this, instead of doing business as usual, will be set up to win the future.

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Verwacht niet zoveel van lotingsdemocratie

Verwacht niet zoveel van lotingsdemocratie | new society | Scoop.it
Loting als alternatief voor stemmen wint snel terrein. Van Frank Hendriks moeten we daar niet teveel van verwachten. Burgers brengen liever hun stem uit. Onlangs schreef Jurre van de Berg in de Volkskrant (26-1-2017) over problemen bij het instellen van een coöperatieve wijkraad in Groningen, gebaseerd op het principe van loting. Zowel de elf vertegenwoordigers […]
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Unconditional Basic Income becomes a leading policy idea

With increased trends in automation and the “gig economy” pointing to labour market disruption and uncertainty, the implementation of various forms of Universal Basic Income (UBI) looks increasingly probable. This once-heretical idea of giving all citizens a baseline income that is enough to live on, without requiring anything in return, has acquired sharp relevance — for instance, there is a real prospect that a large section of the US’s working population could lose their jobs nearly overnight with the advent of driverless trucks.
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Hoe we leren dat een overheid niet per se nodig is

Hoe we leren dat een overheid niet per se nodig is | new society | Scoop.it
De nationale overheid heeft veel taken overgeheveld naar gemeenten, maar hoe zorg je er als gemeentebestuur nu voor dat die burger met jou wil meedenken, om samen de verzorgingsstaat van de toekomst vorm te geven? Daarvoor hebben we een democratische investeringsagenda nodig, zeggen Bram Eidhof en Albert Jan Kruiter van het Instituut voor Publieke Waarden. […]
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WellnessFX - Optimize Your Health

WellnessFX - Optimize Your Health | new society | Scoop.it
Access cutting-edge diagnostic testing, the latest nutritional science, and medical practitioners committed to preventative health.
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