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Hot-desking, activity-based work not so hot, research suggests

Hot-desking, activity-based work not so hot, research suggests | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
A recent survey of 400 multinational corporations found that two-thirds plan to implement shared-desk workplaces by 2020.

But research shows these arrangements have a range of outcomes, many of which are negative.

A recently published study of 1,000 Australian employees found that shared-desk environments had a number of problems.

These included increased distrust, distractions, uncooperative behaviour and negative relationships.

On top of this, there was a decreased perception of support from supervisors.
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¡Se inventó internet! El futuro del trabajo

¡Se inventó internet! El futuro del trabajo | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
La tecnología está transformando el mundo. Desde los hábitos de vida más básicos de los ciudadanos al propio consumo se están viendo impactados por la emergente tecnología que abrazan no sólo las generaciones más jóvenes sino, también, las más mayores. Decidir en qué restaurante cenar, hacer la compra o la visita al médico son rutinas que se han visto transformadas. Así como cambian para el usuario final cambian para quien ofrece el servicio o el producto. Es de esta manera como emerge una demanda de nuevos profesionales. El futuro del trabajo cambia: «Se inventó internet», bromea en una simplificación Santiago García, fundador de Future for Work Institute.

Son muchas las fuerzas que impactan en el mundo del trabajo. La institución lo divide en tres grandes bloques: la globalización, la demografía y la tecnología. «En general, tenemos la sensación de que estamos más globalizados de lo que realmente estamos. Todavía son un minoría los jóvenes que se van a buscar trabajo fuera», dice García que considera que solo hemos visto la punta del iceberg. La tecnología es habilitador de toda esa movilidad y facilita, por ejemplo, el trabajo en remoto a cualquier parte del mundo.
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Tips for tackling 6 big challenges of Remote Work

Tips for tackling 6 big challenges of Remote Work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Try this: Walk into a room full of professionals and ask if anyone has ever telecommuted or has some kind of arrangement to work from home. With over 43% of employed Americans engaging in remote work in 2016, you’ll probably get an earful.

As you’ll hear from enthusiasts, remote work offers incredible opportunities for personal and professional growth. But being a team player and building a career outside of a traditional office setting also comes with a unique set of challenges. That’s why we want to open the conversation about both the opportunities and hurdles of distributed work.

“Embracing remote” is a company value that means we witness, acknowledge, and support the range of experiences and emotions people might have when working remotely. Thanks to the honest group discussions of remote work at Trello, our team has developed some valuable insights about the ups and downs of making remote work, work.

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The future of the supply chain workforce will be determined by technology talent

The future of the supply chain workforce will be determined by technology talent | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
The supply chain is in the midst of an evolution.

Digital technologies hold the potential for increasing competitive agility by dramatically changing how businesses design, source, make, move and service products.

Most executives understand how essential these changes are to the business and 85% of supply chain executives are already working to introduce new digital capabilities into their operations.

Supply chain “digital trendsetters” - top performers in terms of both profitability and revenue growth - are already transforming their linear operations into digital supply networks that are more connected, intelligent, scalable and rapid than traditional supply chains.

These networks enable people and data - as well as materials, products and supplies - to work together across the extended enterprise to meet business objectives.
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The Liquid Workforce: It’s not science fiction, It’s our new normal

The Liquid Workforce: It’s not science fiction, It’s our new normal | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Today, some 38 percent of workers say they feel more comfortable working as an agile employee (aka independent) than a permanent employee.

Why? Here are the Top 3 reasons:

  • Flexibility of hours
  • More control over my career
  • I can pursue my passion


By 2019 it’s estimated that up to 50 percent of the workforce will be “agile,” according to the Randstad 2025 Workplace Report.

How did we get here? We are in the digital age, with multi-functional devices connecting us, brick and mortar giving way to a remote workforce and co-working spaces. Millennials don’t need a pat on the head, they want intelligent feedback, inspiration, leadership, and to make a difference.

Maybe we should do a better job of understanding them as they will be 50 percent of our workforce in a couple years. And they redefine loyalty — they won’t stay if they are not engaged, and maybe that trumps the 20 year veteran who really stopped trying somewhere along the 12 year mark but didn’t tell you.

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McKinsey Artificial Intelligence the next digital frontier

McKinsey Artificial Intelligence the next digital frontier | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Artificial intelligence is poised to unleash the next wave of digital disruption, and companies should prepare for it now. We already see real-life benefits for a few earlyadopting firms, making it more urgent than ever for others to accelerate their digital transformations. Our findings focus on five AI technology systems: robotics and autonomous vehicles, computer vision, language, virtual agents, and machine learning, which includes deep learning and underpins many recent advances in the other AI technologies.

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Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary - How to be a leader in service 

Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary - How to be a leader in service  | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The data now shows that a near majority of organizations today are undergoing digital transformation in some shape or form. By digital transformation I don’t mean IT automation of the business of course, but wholesale rethinking of some or all of the business in digital terms. It’s the greatest game in the business world right now, and necessary for long term survival, but such digital reinvention is also one of the hardest journeys to make.

 

Moreover, just like startups have a high failure rate (8 out of 10 don’t make it typically) in trying to do something new that’s relatively unproven, digital transformation is a endeavor fraught with high hurdles for success in any organization.


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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: An interview with Moshe Vardi

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: An interview with Moshe Vardi | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
“The future of work is now,” says Moshe Vardi. “The impact of technology on labor has become clearer and clearer by the day.”

Machines have already automated millions of routine, working-class jobs in manufacturing. And now, AI is learning to automate non-routine jobs in transportation and logistics, legal writing, financial services, administrative support, and healthcare.

Vardi, a computer science professor at Rice University, recognizes this trend and argues that AI poses a unique threat to human labor.
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Interesting Times: Business change in an Era of Tech Disruption

Interesting Times: Business change in an Era of Tech Disruption | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

When reflecting on epochs in world history, historians often make reference to an ancient Chinese curse – “May you live in interesting times!” Today, we live in a time characterized by rapid technology transformation, and resulting social, political, and economic disruption. In its wake, few institutions have remained untouched. Like the Industrial Revolution of the early 19th century, impactful change of this magnitude generally occurs but once a century, and is the culmination of a convergence of trends – in our time these trends include globalization, the emergence of the Internet, Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), and ubiquitous computing power. The results can be dislocation, upheaval, opportunity, and inequality. These current trends are the subject of intense study and speculation, as evidenced by recent articles, books, and the themes of industry business conferences. Change is in the air. We are living in interesting times.

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Transforming how we learn at work

Marianne Koch, associate dean and HR program director, Golden Gate University, and James Cross, Workday’s director of learning product strategy, describe how to implement workplace learning that will foster employee engagement and business innovation.
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Could robots make you less robotic at work?

Could robots make you less robotic at work? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

In a recent post, I looked at the future workforce where humans and robot colleagues work together. Where your robot colleague would take on the more monotonous, repetitive tasks or those deemed too dangerous for people to carry out. Yet, despite the benefits of man and machine working harmoniously alongside one another, much has been made of the fear that robots could be set to take over. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, we’ve seen a level of nervousness surrounding machines… but if we look at some of the traditional working practices, it would seem the workers of previous generations acted more like robots than those of today!

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How many times will people change jobs? The myth of the endlessly-job-hopping millennial

During a recent interview with EdSurge, a LinkedIn executive made the offhand comment that people will change careers 15 times over their lifetimes. The sound of a record-needle scratching cued in my head, and I thought: Is that even possible?

To be fair, I think the LinkedIn official meant to say people will change jobs 15 times, so some of those switches would be along the same career path. And maybe that number is right, but the narrative is that the number is going up fast.

So just how volatile will the job market be for today’s college graduates?

It’s a question that’s especially important as upstart education providers make the case that people will need lifelong learning more than ever in an increasingly dynamic job environment. Yes, tech is changing fast, so that feels true in the gut. But what do the numbers say about whether actual job hopping is increasing?
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Hiring Generation Z: What every employer needs to know

Hiring Generation Z: What every employer needs to know | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z.

Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees.

The good news is that employers, especially Gen X managers, are likely to be impressed with this new group. So far, Gen Zs appear to be entrepreneurial realists who are going to raise our diversity awareness even more.
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The five most in-demand skills for Data Analysis jobs

The five most in-demand skills for Data Analysis jobs | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Data and statistics seem to be making their way onto every avenue in the workforce, and there are hundreds of programming languages, tools and methods for practicing the craft. But which skills are in highest demand in the job market?

Trilogy Education, a New York-based startup that partners with universities to offer continuing education classes in technology, did research to identify the most in-demand skills for data analysis jobs. Trilogy works with 24 universities, such as Berkeley, Northwestern, and UNC Chapel Hill, to teach classes on web development, data analytics and online user experience. For the research, Trilogy used a database created by job analytics firm Burning Glass. It looked across more than 25.6 million positions, evaluating the number of times specific skills appeared in descriptions for jobs across the country.
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¿Cómo podemos preparar a los jóvenes para los empleos del futuro cuando los sistemas educativos les están fallando?

¿Cómo podemos preparar a los jóvenes para los empleos del futuro cuando los sistemas educativos les están fallando? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Los sistemas educativos del mundo les están fallando a nuestros hijos porque no los preparan para el mundo laboral del futuro. Este es el hallazgo clave de un nuevo informe del Foro Económico Mundial, Realización del potencial humano en la cuarta revolución industrial, que presenta una serie de medidas prácticas para alinear la educación y la capacitación con las futuras necesidades laborales.
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Why Universal Basic Income and Tax breaks won’t save us from the jobless future

Why Universal Basic Income and Tax breaks won’t save us from the jobless future | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
n Amazon’s warehouses, there is a beehive of activity, and robots are increasingly doing more of the work. In less than five years, they will load self-driving trucks that transport goods to local distribution centers where drones will make last-mile deliveries.

Soon afterward, autonomous cars will begin to take the wheel from taxi drivers; artificial intelligence will exceed the ability of human doctors to understand complex medical data; industrial robots will do manufacturing; and supermarkets won’t need human cashiers.

The majority of jobs that require human labor and intellectual capability are likely to disappear over the next decade and a half. There will be many new jobs created, but not for the people who have lost them — because they do not have those skills. And this will lead to major social disruption unless we develop sound policies to ease the transition.
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Turns out there’s a downside for companies that allow working from home, too

Turns out there’s a downside for companies that allow working from home, too | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
There’s plenty of research out there on the benefits of remote and flexible work. It’s been shown to lead to increased productivity, and has an undeniable benefit for work-life balance. But what does it do to everyone back at the office?

In a 2013 memo to workers explaining why the company was eliminating policies that allowed remote work, Yahoo HR head Jackie Reses argued that some of the “best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussion,” and that actual presence in the office encourages better collaboration and communication.

The reaction from many was furious: Some accused Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer of pushing a retrograde policy that could hurt less advantaged working mothers.
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Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.

But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work tradition, set up during the Industrial Revolution. Such inflexibility ignores today’s sophisticated communications methods and long commutes, and actually hurts firms and employees.

“Working from home is a future-looking technology,” Bloom told an audience during TEDxStanford, which took place in April. “I think it has enormous potential.”

To test his claim, Bloom studied China’s largest travel agency, Ctrip. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 20,000 employees and a market capitalization of about $20 billion.
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Researchers have settled the question of whether it’s better to work from home or the office

Researchers have settled the question of whether it’s better to work from home or the office | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
As IBM called thousands of remote workers back to its office this spring, other companies, such as the one behind WordPress, disbanded their offices and had everyone work from home.

It’s an old debate: Some cite research suggesting that remote workers earn more, quit less, and are more productive than their office-dwelling counterparts. Others point to evidence that workers at home are less productive and less innovative than workers who labor shoulder-to-shoulder.

Which camp is right? Probably both. And neither. There’s actually only one right answer to the question of whether employees work better at home or in the office, says Ben Waber, the CEO of the workplace analytics company Humanyze and a visiting scientist at MIT: It depends.

“Like a lot of debates we have in society, we tend not to be satisfied when the answer is, ‘it depends,’” Waber says. “But that is absolutely the answer.”
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The workforce’s billion dollar problem: Unskilled workers

The workforce’s billion dollar problem: Unskilled workers | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard of the skills gap by now: Companies have lots of open positions but can’t find enough workers with the skills they need. But did you know these unfilled positions come at a high cost? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S. employers (56 percent) have job openings that stay vacant for 12 weeks or longer. The average cost HR managers say they incur for having extended job vacancies is more than $800,000 annually.

According to the survey, 68 percent of employers who said they were increasing their number of full-time, permanent employees in the first quarter (Jan.1-March 31, 2017) currently have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates. This is consistent across company sizes with larger companies – which tend to have more job openings in general:
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Robot chefs could take over our kitchens very soon

Robot chefs could take over our kitchens very soon | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Could robot chefs make real ones obsolete? If you love to cook at home then it’s unlikely you’ll ever desire an automaton to help you around the house. If you love to eat out, you might not be bothered who makes it so long as it is delicious. With the seemingly unstoppable march of machines, we are likely to see robot chefs very, very soon.

There will likely always be a place for handmade recipes, even in the distant future, but fast food is likely to be one of the earliest “victims” of the rise of the robot in the workplace. Let’s take a look at some examples that are in development. These babies are set to revolutionize our culinary needs forever.

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The growing Skills Gap in manufacturing

The growing Skills Gap in manufacturing | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Army Trail Road, in Chicago’s western suburbs, is dotted with metal fabrication plants — production facilities offering high-tech manufacturing jobs at living wages.

Problem is, like the other manufacturing centers of the U.S., employers can’t find the skilled workers to fill the positions, and young people looking for work often don’t know the jobs exist.

“Nobody knows about the opportunity, no one,” says Joe Dutra, lead coordinator for Career Connect West in suburban Chicago’s DuPage County. “I think that’s the single best thing that we could do now in order to help the manufacturing industry with their staffing crises, is just getting the word out that it’s there. Once people hear about the opportunity to work on creating precise items for important machinery for things like health care and aerospace, all of a sudden manufacturing goes from working in a coal mine or working in a foundry to creating important tools that build our society.”
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Las futuras competencias de los líderes de alto nivel: ¿por qué es importante el aprendizaje continuo?

Las futuras competencias de los líderes de alto nivel: ¿por qué es importante el aprendizaje continuo? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Convertirse en director ejecutivo es uno de los mayores saltos que un ejecutivo puede hacer en su carrera. Lo que hace que sea una transición extraordinaria es la complejidad del rol, y las habilidades que se requieren para manejar esa nueva posición con éxito. Pero, ¿qué es exactamente lo que tienen los directores ejecutivos que los empleados ordinarios no?

Los directores ejecutivos exitosos tienen la capacidad de crear valor a corto y largo plazo. Generan valor tanto para los accionistas como para los empleados. Ser popular y carismático puede ayudar sustancialmente, porque la inteligencia emocional facilita el liderazgo.
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Five pillars of Digital Transformation: Evolve the organization

Five pillars of Digital Transformation: Evolve the organization | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Corporate organizations exist to fulfill a simple purpose: To give an order to the functions and processes of a value chain and assign people to roles that enable it to grow and stay profitable.

Digitization, as discussed in prior blogs, will transform corporate organizations in a profound way as well. Here are some aspects to consider when designing or transforming organizations.
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Don’t tax robots to save jobs… they might just create new forms of employment

Don’t tax robots to save jobs… they might just create new forms of employment | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s time that we developed some new ideologies to go with our innovations. Yes, we’ve seen revolutionary shifts take us from farm to factory, and more recently, from corporate cubicles to the wide-open digital spaces where free agents gather. But we’ve never seen a future without us in it.

Well actually, maybe some of us have. Over 9 million jobs were lost during the Great Recession. Many of these positions were simply replaced by technology. According to the Economic Policy Institute, millions have fallen out of the workforce and those fortunate enough to find new positions are experiencing wage stagnation. For these folks who are increasingly downwardly mobile, the robots have already taken over.
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Study – Robots are not taking jobs

Study – Robots are not taking jobs | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Ever since “the great recession” began in the latter part of 2008 it has been widely speculated that the installation of hundreds of thousands of factory robots has hindered job recovery; that robots are taking jobs and are in part responsible for high unemployment. These speculations further assert that more jobs will be lost as robots are able to take on an increasing number of tasks.

Our research of manufacturing corporations that are using industrial robots indicates that whilst companies are adding more and more robots to their factory floors, they are also adding more jobs to their payroll.

Based on legal corporate regulatory filings, such as annual financial reports, we find that 62 of the world’s largest manufacturing corporations who are heavy users of industrial robots, in fact users of hundreds of thousands of industrial robots, are adding more jobs and employing more people – over 1 million more – than they did before the onset of the great recession. In-depth interviews with executives and managers of these companies provide further insight into the manufacturing process and the relationship between human and robot workers, as well as the new career opportunities and skills needed in a future robot economy.

Key findings: Jobs: Between the end of 2009 and the end of 2014, sixty-two corporations with collectively the largest (and growing) installed base of robots added an additional 1.25 million new jobs to their payroll – an overall increase of more than 20% people employed.
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