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Your Company’s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission, or Values

Your Company’s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission, or Values | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling “purpose” — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another?
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▶ The Future of Work and Jobs: Episode 3 Season 1

This is episode #3 of The Future Show (TFS) with Gerd Leonhard, season 1. Topics: In the future, most repetitive or machine-like tasks and jobs will be largely offloaded to ultra-smart software and intelligent machines, wether in the manufacturing, financial services, government, transportation or technology sectors. By 2025, up to 45% of jobs might be automated-away in many sectors making a redefinition of 'work' and jobs an urgent priority for governments, industry and educators alike. Gerd believes that the trend away from the jobs-that-robots-can-and-will-do will also free us up to re-focus on those tasks that only us humans can do. Skills or character traits such as creativity, pattern recognition, imagination and storytelling will once again become increasingly important as machines are not yet suited to tackle them, at least in the foreseeable future. As an example, whereas travel agents used to spent the majority of their time searching databases for hotels and flights in the past, they are now focusing on putting highly-tailored travel packages together and offering personalised advice -- the basic database of flights and hotels is available to everyone, now. This trend towards the right brain will of course pose significant challenges to those who were used to doing pure 'human computing' tasks such as statistics and data analysis, or that were employed in mostly repetitive manufacturing environments. In the future, we are very likely to see what Gerd calls 'workupation' and quite possibly a lot more debate on the concept of the guaranteed minimum income in response to rampant 'technological unemployment'.... See more at: http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/#st...
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Citrix: 3 predictions for the future of work - South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Citrix: 3 predictions for the future of work - South Florida Business Journal (blog) | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Citrix: 3 predictions for the future of work South Florida Business Journal (blog) Citrix predicts that in the next five years, employees will use digital tools to work faster and more creatively than ever before — but they'll want to do it from...
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▶ The future of work: Heiko Fischer at TEDxKoel...

▶ The future of work: Heiko Fischer at TEDxKoel... | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
In his talk at TEDxKoeln Heiko Fischer builds a strong case for turning Human Resources on its head by enabling employees to become resourceful humans instead (▶ The future of #work: (TEDxKoeln) - - #innovation #innovate #idea #HR #business #HRtech...
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Ergonomics of trust: Does your office space foster productivity?

Ergonomics of trust: Does your office space foster productivity? | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Ergonomics of trust: Does your office space foster productivity?
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“A great workspace is more than just a desk and a chair,” Pollard stated.

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The Disconnect in Connecting the Workplace

The Disconnect in Connecting the Workplace | The Future of Work | 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.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 17, 2014 7:14 AM

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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Office Furniture and Productivity

Office Furniture and Productivity | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, your office furniture plays an enormous role in your productivity in the office. The human body is not meant to sit in front of a computer screen eight to ten hours a day, and whether you have the right office furniture for your body or not can make a huge difference in the amount of comfort you will have throughout the day. Although many corporate offices must adhere to a certain formality in the way their offices and cubicles must be structured, it is always best to have a customized office that suits your needs and is optimized to assist you perform at your best.

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"10 Ways to Keep Employees Happy"

"10 Ways to Keep Employees Happy" | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
If you keep employees happy, they will likely perform better at the job. See our list of 10 ways to keep employees happy at HowStuffWorks.

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Why The Future of Work Is All About Challenging Convention

Why The Future of Work Is All About Challenging Convention | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

When thinking about the future of work many themes come to mind. However, if I had to describe what the future of work is all about in two words, I’d say, “challenge convention.”  But what does that actually mean?

 

Challenging convention is the practice of going against and challenging the common assumptions that our organizations have been built on.  For the better part of a hundred years our organizations have remained relatively unchanged.  Employees commute an hour each way to get to their cubicles while feeling disengaged at work, managers act like stoic creatures that delegate tasks and control information, and our organizations are rigid hierarchies which stagnate communication and collaboration all the while assuming that the only time it makes sense to change is when tragedy strikes. This is no way to operate a company in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing world. In fact it’s why my team and I launched the FOW Community, to help organizations adapt and explore what the future of work and collaboration looks like.

 

It’s no wonder that synonyms for employee, manager, and work include words like cog, slave driver, and drudgery.  We have literally built our organizations from the ground up with the notion that work has to be unpleasant.  That is, until now… Today there five trends shaping the future of work which are forcing organizations to challenge convention around how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. 


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The Office of the Future

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Navy SEAL Lessons for Operating Successfully As A Team

Navy SEAL Lessons for Operating Successfully As A Team | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

#In the military, there are shared beliefs, consistent values, and deep traditions across all military units. In comparison, it’s often unclear in businesses what values a company operates with. In


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The Future of Work is Already Here - Seven powerful models for work in the connected, collaborative, creative, Big Data economy

The Future of Work is Already Here - Seven powerful models for work in the connected, collaborative, creative, Big Data economy | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

There is a lingering notion in the world of business and beyond that organizations are things with four walls, that employees are people who report to work inside them every day for years on end, that work is a matter of executing on defined “KPIs,” and that success is a product of climbing ladders and exerting an ever-greater span of control. But the fact is, we’re in the midst of a great reshuffling of the talent deck.

 


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, June 6, 2014 9:06 AM

Organizations and leaders today must focus on unleashing human capacity—designing environments and systems for work that inspire individuals to contribute their full imagination, initiative, and passion every day—and on aggregating human capability—leveraging new social, mobile, and digital technologies to activate, enlist, and organize talent across boundaries.

 

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) launched the Unlimited Human Potential M-Prize to unearth the most progressive practices and boldest ideas around those two challenges. They recently announce the winners of the M-Prize, selected from over one hundred entries from every kind of organization and every corner of the world.

Meet the winners (in alphabetical order):

 

- Nomatik Coworking by Andrew Jones, Tony Bacigalupo and David Walker

- Horizontal Management at Vagas.com by Mario Kaphan

- Collaborative Funding: Dissolve Authority, Empower Everyone, and Crowdsource a Smarter, Transparent Budget by Alanna Krause

- How We Harnessed  Big Data and Social Technology to Empower and Engage Employees by Chelsea Lefaivre

- Enterprise Knowledge Graph – One Graph to Connect Them All by Lukas Masuch

- Incubating Intrapreneurs to Revitalize Customer Business by Shyam Sundar Nagarajan

- Developing Tomorrow’s Talent: A Girl, A Blog, and 30 Days to Business Impact by Clare Norman

 

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When you pivot, you fire the plan, not the people.

When you pivot, you fire the plan, not the people. | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

Here's the pivot, explained in 2 heavenly minutes, by Lean Startup deity Steve Blank:


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A new global study shows that when women and twenty-somethings lead, big things follow.
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The People Have Spoken: It's Time To Start Trusting Your Employees More

The People Have Spoken: It's Time To Start Trusting Your Employees More | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
There are steps you can take to steer employees back from disengagement, but it takes a genuine commitment from the top.
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6 Reasons You Should Quit The Job You Love

6 Reasons You Should Quit The Job You Love | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
If you love your job and you're successful at it, why would you ever want to jump ship? Turns out, there are a few good reasons.
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Workspace design trends to increase your productivity

Workspace design trends to increase your productivity | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Creating paths for chance meetings, including nooks, and designing agile, unique workspaces are solutions that designers say promote collaboration, creativity, and productivity in the modern office.

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Workspace Design Trends To Increase Your Productivity

Workspace Design Trends To Increase Your Productivity | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Your office needs more nooks, less sitting. Give your employees a space they look forward to coming to.

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Saving Introverts From the Soul-Destroying Open-Plan Office

Saving Introverts From the Soul-Destroying Open-Plan Office | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Steelcase’s new Quiet Spaces are an antidote to the open plan

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Steve Bavister's curator insight, July 19, 2014 7:51 AM

Many introverts struggle in open plan offices 

Jane Sleeth's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:17 PM

Great to see this innovation thru Steelcase who tend to have excellent research in the area of human factors and ergonomic design.  We need Introverts in our work environments as they offer a different style of thinking & problem solving than others on their work teams. As always we need to ensure cognitive and mental demands are considered when designing and renovating offices.  JESleeth

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5 Books That Predict The Future Of Workplace Leadership

5 Books That Predict The Future Of Workplace Leadership | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

Our long-enduring resistance to bringing the heart into workplace management dates as far back as the industrial revolution.

Traditional leadership theory espouses that workers should be treated like any other input: squeeze as much out of them as possible and pay them as little as possible.

 

This idea originated at a time when work was far less complex and people were more easily replaceable. Under a scenario like this, managers were taught to ignore the human aspect of employees--or heart--and to be indifferent to their needs. Companies motivated performance with pay, often the only reward workers received.

But today’s workers have greatly evolved in what they need and want in exchange for their work. It’s simply a stunning fact that pay now ranks fifth in importance to people as a driver of their engagement, loyalty, and productivity all around the world.

 

While pay, of course, will always be an important component of one’s employment, 21st-century employees have a deep desire to thrive in their jobs. They have a hunger to do meaningful work, to feel connected to an organization they respect, to grow, contribute, and to know at the end of every week that their efforts were appreciated and valued.


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What five startups did to improve their company culture

What five startups did to improve their company culture | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

Startup company culture is more than fussball tables and free lunches. It's about making team members feel valued, and offering them ways to increase their engagement with the work they do.


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, June 20, 2014 2:57 AM

Think we have the 'random desk shuffle' nailed already but book me up for a 'workation' straight away ;)

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What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

What Does the Future of Work Look Like? | The Future of Work | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I flew to NYC to film a video on the future of work with the folks over at Success Factors. The video was recently debuted at SAP’s Sapphire conference in Orlando. It explores a lot of the themes and ideas that I care about such as employee engagement, workplace flexibility, the internet of things, and the importance of shifting from focusing on profits to prosperity. It was actually quite a production with full film crew, actors, and lot of cool editing and special effects. It was a very fun project and I was quite happy with the final video, check it out and let me know what you think. It does a great job of helping paint a picture of the future of work.


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10 Tips to Improve Productivity at Work

10 Tips to Improve Productivity at Work | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Do you stand while taking a phone call?

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Why I Left My High-Paying Job at LinkedIn For a Startup - Entrepreneur

Why I Left My High-Paying Job at LinkedIn For a Startup - Entrepreneur | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Why I Left My High-Paying Job at LinkedIn For a Startup Entrepreneur Beyond the comfort that comes from working with a marquee company, she knew I loved my work at LinkedIn and the deep pride I felt with all that my colleagues and I...
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Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right. | The Future of Work | Scoop.it
Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.

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