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Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work

Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Technology is changing work. It’s changing labor. Some imagine radical transformations, both positive and negatives. Words like robots and drones conjure up all sorts of science fiction imagination. But many of the transformations that are underway are far more mundane and, yet, phenomenally disruptive, especially for those who are struggling to figure out their place in this new ecosystem. Disruption, a term of endearment in the tech industry, sends shutters down the spine of many, from those whose privilege exists because of the status quo to those who are struggling to put bread on the table.


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Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn

Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   GenX digital immigrants recall planning, organizing and interacting with one another without mobile phones, computers or the Internet. Digital natives, however, never have experienced life without technology.

   Since childhood, individuals of GenY have integrated technologies into their lives and have developed skills to naturally adapt to continuous technological progress. They have made digital technologies an inherent part of their day-to-day lives and intuitively understand them.

 

   In a 2011 study, Johnson Controls' Global Work-Place Innovation discovered which workplace areas are in a certain need of improvement, to better accommodate the arriving GenY workers:

- Bring your own technology (BYOT);

- Always connected;

- No loss of transition from home to work;

- Social networking friendly solutions;

- Collaborative solutions;

- Internal knowledge management;

- More sustainable working environment.

 


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The Future of Work: Research Report

The Future of Work: Research Report | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Today’s business leaders face the challenge of creating the future workplace. Because of the advent of new technologies as well as the emergence of Millennials as a major percentage of the workforce, the future workplace will look vastly different than the one we are used to. At the same time, a culture of sharing, transparency, and mobility is entering the business world, as technology barriers lower. This change is being driven by the consumerization of IT, which can be described as the introduction of the popular consumer-grade technologies and devices that are spreading into the workplace for business use.

 

To better understand the scope and nature of this changes, Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying 605 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, and how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly.


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:55 PM

This is certainly interesting but this small survey is at best suggestive rather than indicative of the future of work. 

The Learning Factor's comment, August 19, 2013 5:28 PM
Agreed. This was small study however it is interesting to compare it to others that have been conducted.
Kevin Dye's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:01 PM

Interesting article!