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The future of work is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed
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The Ego Revolution at Work: A must-Read!

The Ego Revolution at Work: A must-Read! | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

Entitled “The Ego Revolution at Work”, the new book by Denis Pennel emphases the demise of a dominant work organisation model (Fordism) and the emergence of new forms of work (such as uberisation, human cloud, self-employment,).

 

Today’s labour markets are characterised by the rise of a dispersed workforce and increasing working time flexibility. In this new environment the needs of individuals and business are changing rapidly: companies can no longer offer the security of “a job for life” and individuals want more freedom of choice and expect to work the way they live!

 

The way businesses and individuals think about employment needs to change to accommodate this new working environment. The workplace must be aligned with today’s diverse workforce. Social benefits must become portable to protect individuals’ rights whatever their status, and with these benefits no longer attached to an organisation. Employers must find new ways to attract and retain just-in-time workers and to engage with an extended workforce.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, January 18, 2016 9:56 AM

Looks very interesting. By Dennis Pennel.

Renata Hill's comment, February 1, 2:27 PM
"Uberisation" is a word now. Fascinating! Thanks for the info!
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Global Talent Trends Study | Mercer 2019

Global Talent Trends Study | Mercer 2019 | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

Consulting firm Mercer identified four top trends shaping the future of work in its “2019 Global Talent Trends” study:

1. “Aligning work to future value”

2. “Building brand resonance”

3. “Curating the work experience”

4. “Delivering talent-led change”

The report is based on a study of more than 7,300 business leaders, HR leaders and employees from around the world.


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Meet Generation Z: The Newest Member to the Workforce

Meet Generation Z: The Newest Member to the Workforce | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

As Millennials enter their early-30s, the focus is now shifting to Generation Z - a group that is just starting to enter the workforce for the first time. Generation Z does not remember a time when the internet did not exist – and as such, it’s not surprising to learn that 50% of Gen Z spends 10 hours a day connected online, and 70% watches YouTube for two hours a day or more.

 

But put aside this ultra-connectivity, and Gen Zers have some unique and possibly unexpected traits. Gen Z prefers face-to-face interactions in the workplace, and also expects to work harder than past groups. Gen Z is also the most diverse generation (49% non-white) and values racial equality as a top issue. Finally, Gen Z is possibly one of the most practical generations, valuing things like saving money and getting stable jobs.

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Reflections On Davos - The Global Reskilling Challenge

Reflections On Davos - The Global Reskilling Challenge | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
Among the hottest topics discussed at Davos last week was the future of work and the underlying global reskilling challenge to address the emerging skills gaps arising from greater use of AI and automation. There were multiple sessions on this topic and each was well attended by CEOs, pointing to its importance among corporate leaders from around the world. But how real is the reskilling challenge?

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Mastering Complexity Through Simplification: Four Steps to Creating Competitive Advantage

Mastering Complexity Through Simplification: Four Steps to Creating Competitive Advantage | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

In an increasingly complex world, many companies act in ways that increase their “complicatedness.” Instead, they should simplify, using an approach that fundamentally changes employee behaviors.

 

The key is to understand the link between performance problems and employee behaviors and then determine which elements of the complex, intertwined organization dynamics drive these behaviors. We follow four steps—starting with the identification of the key performance problems and culminating in the design and implementation of solutions. And while this approach demands commitment and energy—as well as a new perspective on what drives company performance—the payoff far exceeds the effort and resources expended.

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Launch of the Report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work

Launch of the Report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
The Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work will provide a decent basis to start the conversation and debate of the 2019 ILC “Committee of the Whole”

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Globalization in transition: The future of trade and global value chains

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and global value chains | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

Although output and trade continue to increase in absolute terms, trade intensity (that is, the share of output that is traded) is declining within almost every goods-producing value chain. Flows of services and data now play a much bigger role in tying the global economy together. Not only is trade in services growing faster than trade in goods, but services are creating value far beyond what national accounts measure. Using alternative measures, we find that services already constitute more value in global trade than goods. In addition, all global value chains are becoming more knowledge-intensive. Low-skill labor is becoming less important as factor of production. Contrary to popular perception, only about 18 percent of global goods trade is now driven by labor-cost arbitrage.

 

Three factors explain these changes: growing demand in China and the rest of the developing world, which enables these countries to consume more of what they produce; the growth of more comprehensive domestic supply chains in those countries, which has reduced their reliance on imports of intermediate goods; and the impact of new technologies.

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The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

This report maps out how employment is likely to change in the future - including the implications for skills - and anticipates a number of new occupations. Main findings include:

  • Around one-tenth of the workforce are in occupations that are likely to grow as a percentage of the workforce and round one-fifth are in occupations that will likely shrink.
  • Education, healthcare, and wider public sector occupations are likely to grow while some low-skilled jobs, in fields like construction and agriculture, are less likely to suffer poor labor market outcomes than has been assumed in the past.
  • The report highlights the skills that are likely to be in greater demand in the future, which include interpersonal skills, higher-order cognitive skills, and systems skills.
  • We also identify how the skills make up of different occupations can be altered to improve the odds that they will be in higher demand in the future.
  • The future workforce will need broad-based knowledge in addition to the more specialised skills that will are needed for specific occupations.
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The number of economically dependent self-employed persons only represents 3.4 % of the self-employed population in Europe (Eurostat)

The number of economically dependent self-employed persons only represents 3.4 % of the self-employed population in Europe (Eurostat) | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

In the EU-28, among the 33 million self-employed persons, 71.8 % were self-employed without employees in 2017 (see Infographic 1); 20.2 % of the self-employed without employees (24 million persons) had one client or a dominant client in the last 12 months. Within this last group (5 million self-employed without employees having a dominant client), 23.4 % declared that the client(s) had control over working time. Consequently, the number of economically dependent self-employed persons, as defined for this module, was about 1 million persons in the EU-28 in 2017. This represents 3.4 % of the self-employed population.

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6 Trends Shaping a Future for People in the Workplace

6 Trends Shaping a Future for People in the Workplace | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

The most important aspect of emerging technologies is how people and organizations put them to work.

The world is more open, connected and moves faster than we've ever known. As a new generation enters the workforce, they won’t just demand tools that are as good as those in their personal life, they have a different expectation of work itself.

 

They expect to connect with anyone in their organization without having to ask for permission. They expect to have a voice. They expect to be heard. They expect to use new types of tools, too. By 2020, this generation will account for 50 percent of all employees. Understanding what the future of work will look like begins with their needs, expectations -- even their demands.

Following are six trends we think will be critical to the workplace of the future. We believe these will be key principles for all businesses if they’re to develop the speed and resilience they’ll need to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world:

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Why Agile Is Eating The World​​

Why Agile Is Eating The World​​ | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
It's not just software that's eating the world. Software requires a different way of running the organization
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These are 3 of the most pervasive future of work myths

These are 3 of the most pervasive future of work myths | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
These myths about the future of work have stubbornly prevailed in public discourse despite the evidence that disproves them.
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It’s the end of the week as we know it

It’s the end of the week as we know it | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
The five-day, 40-hour workweek is stretched to breaking point, and 2019 will be the year that it finally snaps.
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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, December 6, 2018 3:33 AM

I agree completely. In fact, we should already have done it. As usual, too little too late. 

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How Millennials and Gen Z are Reshaping the Future of Work: The Future Workforce Report

How Millennials and Gen Z are Reshaping the Future of Work: The Future Workforce Report | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
Millennials and Gen Z will make up 58 percent of the workforce by 2028. The third annual Future Workforce Report explored these generational impacts on the workforce.

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How Well Is The Gig Economy Working For Gig Workers?

How Well Is The Gig Economy Working For Gig Workers? | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

The gig economy gets lauded for letting millions of Americans set their own hours and choose their work assignments as freelancers and independent contractors. But the gig economy — which includes people from Uber drivers to dog walkers to consultants — gets low marks for letting them earn a decent living and receive benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans.

The pay and benefits problems, however, are slowly starting to shrink, according to experts at a gig economy workshop held by The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.


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The future of work has no destination, it’s always just the journey

The future of work has no destination, it’s always just the journey | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

One of the truisms about depictions of the future is that they often have more to say about the world in which we live than the one to come.

We make the same mistake when we consider our own place in the world. We humans assume that we are somehow at the apex of the evolutionary tree when the truth is that we are transitional forms in exactly the same way as all other creatures. We don’t need to seek the missing link, because we are it, and always have been. Similarly, the only thing we can say with any certainty about the office of the future is that we will always be moving towards it, and never arrive. That’s what makes the journey so endlessly fascinating.

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Who should pay for workers to be reskilled?

Who should pay for workers to be reskilled? | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

A new report from the World Economic Forum - Towards a Reskilling Revolution - provides both governments and the private sector with a model for evaluating the cost benefits of reskilling workers.


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AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming businesses and will contribute to economic growth via contributions to productivity. They will also help address “moonshot” societal challenges in areas from health to climate change.

 

At the same time, these technologies will transform the nature of work and the workplace itself. Machines will be able to carry out more of the tasks done by humans, complement the work that humans do, and even perform some tasks that go beyond what humans can do. As a result, some occupations will decline, others will grow, and many more will change.

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What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare?

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare? | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical.

We’re already living in an age of a lot of robots – and a lot of jobs.

As the number of robots at work has reached record levels, it’s worth noting that in 2018 the global unemployment level fell to 5.2%, according to a report last month – the lowest level in 38 years.

In other words, high tech and high employment don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We’re living the proof of that today.

Given this synchronicity between employment and tech, Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork, believes there are reasons to be hopeful that jobs will become more accessible, more flexible and more liberating over the next two decades.

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Robot Hotel Loses Love for Robots

Robot Hotel Loses Love for Robots | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
The robot revolution will have to wait at the Henn na Hotel in Japan, which is laying off low-performing droids after they created more work by annoying and confusing guests and piling up in the repair shop.
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Buying into simplicity

Buying into simplicity | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
Too much consumer choice is confusing and can even cause anxiety. Many shoppers now crave simpler solutions and are even looking to brands to help make the decisions for them. Here's how some retailers have found that simplicity doesn't just sell – it's becoming increasingly attractive in an ever more complex world.
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Future of work: Commission’s Ethics Group calls for a wholescale societal shift to safeguard European values of justice and solidarity

Future of work: Commission’s Ethics Group calls for a wholescale societal shift to safeguard European values of justice and solidarity | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies has today published its new Opinion: ''Future of Work, Future of Society'.

 

The report traces the trends shaping the new landscape of work, assesses the degree to which current governance frameworks are fit for purpose and analyses the ethical implications for individuals and societies.  It finds that while digital technologies create value, efficiency gains and unparalleled flexibility, evidence indicates increased precarity and a widening inequality gap.

 

In order to safeguard European values of human dignity, solidarity and justice, the EGE calls for a shift of focus and a bold re-thinking of the existing social contract. Rather than placing the overwhelming responsibility on individual upskilling, the EU should embark on a societal upskilling, giving renewed consideration to the institutions and economic, political, and social frameworks that shape the welfare of people and societies.  

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Flexible and Remote Work Options Can Actually Make Your Company More Successful: 5 Tips for Doing It Right!

Flexible and Remote Work Options Can Actually Make Your Company More Successful: 5 Tips for Doing It Right! | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

Bill Gates once predicted that as competition for talent gets tougher, “companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge.” And, he might be right.

 

According to recent research from the UK’s Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service (Acas), flexible work arrangements can actually improve the effectiveness of both individuals and teams—with 91% of HR professionals reporting that employees were more engaged and satisfied.

 

On top of that, three-quarters of millennials say they would take a pay cut to work for a company that offered flexible hours. And, Deloitte recently found that millennials are much likelier to stay in a role for more than five years if their company is flexible about where and when they work.

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Drucker Forum 2018: A Major Transformation Of Management Is Already Under Way

Drucker Forum 2018: A Major Transformation Of Management Is Already Under Way | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
The choice for leaders of big old bureaucracies is stark: change or die.
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Over nine in ten not working the usual 9-5 week

Over nine in ten not working the usual 9-5 week | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it
A new YouGov survey in conjunction with Teneo Blue Rubicon and McDonald’s reveals that almost six in ten (58%) UK workers would choose to start work earlier than 9am if they could leave earlier than 5pm.
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The 100 trends shaping the future

The 100 trends shaping the future | The New Reality of Work | Scoop.it

After a rollercoaster year of political, environmental and economic change, brands and consumers are taking a deep breath. Brands are assuming a more meaningful role in consumers’ lives, becoming civic leaders, advocates, even therapists, driving dialogue change and stepping in to solve world problems. Consumer appetite for wellbeing, stress management and health is prompting a continued evolution of new products and services to help soothe unstable, constantly connected lifestyles. Against this backdrop of empowerment and wellness, technology’s reach is being re-examined, making way for an increased focus on ethics and privacy.

 

The Future 100 charts 10 emerging trends across 10 sectors, spanning marketing, culture, travel and more.

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