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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization

  • Author: Jacob Morgan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118877292
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Throughout the history of business employees had to adapt tomanagers and managers had to adapt to organizations. In the futurethis is reversed with managers and organizations adapting toemployees. This means that in order to succeed and thriveorganizations must rethink and challenge everything they know aboutwork. The demographics of employees are changing and so are employeeexpectations, values, attitudes, and styles of working. Conventional management models must be replaced withleadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizationsmust also rethink their traditional structure, how they empoweremployees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in arapidly changing world. This is a book about how employees of the future will work, howmanagers will lead, and what organizations of the future will looklike. The Future of Work will help you: Stay ahead of the competition Create better leaders Tap into the freelancer economy Attract and retain top talent Rethink management Structure effective teams Embrace flexible work environments Adapt to the changing workforce Build the organization of the future And more The book features uncommon examples and easy to understand conceptswhich will challenge and inspire you to work differently.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Robots, AI, and Automation

  • Author: Darrell M. West
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 0815732945
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 175
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Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question—how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits? Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. With the U.S. governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control. This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. We must broaden the concept of employment to include volunteering and parenting and pay greater attention to the opportunities for leisure time. New forms of identity will be possible when the "job" no longer defines people's sense of personal meaning, and they engage in a broader range of activities. Workers will need help throughout their lifetimes to acquire new skills and develop new job capabilities. Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow—one that needs to take place today.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life

  • Author: Thomas W. Malone
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 9781591391258
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 225
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Explores the skills managers will need as technological and economic forces dramatically change organizational structure in the future, spawning new types of decentralized organizations in which the power to decide belongs to everyone.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

A Guide to a Changing Society

  • Author: Charles B. Handy
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780855206895
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 201
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Examines the place of work in society and discusses the possible future development of employment in Great Britain

The Globotics Upheaval

The Globotics Upheaval

Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

  • Author: Richard Baldwin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147460904X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realize. Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalization experts, argues that the inhuman speed of this transformation threatens to overwhelm our capacity to adapt. When technology enables people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, globotics will disrupt the lives of millions of skilled workers much faster than automation, industrialization and globalization disrupted lives in previous centuries. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift? How do we avoid the prospect of undermining the very foundations of prosperity? Whilst the changes are now inevitable, there are strategies that humanity can use to adapt to this new world, employing the indispensable skills that no machine can copy: creativity and independent thought. The Globotics Upheaval will help each of us prepare for the oncoming wave of the advanced robotic workforce.

Gigged

Gigged

The End of the Job and the Future of Work

  • Author: Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250097908
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." —Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE The full-time job is disappearing—is landing the right gig the new American Dream? One in three American workers is now a freelancer. This “gig economy”—one that provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits—emerged out of the digital era and has revolutionized the way we do business. High-profile tech start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb are constantly making headlines for the disruption they cause to the industries they overturn. But what are the effects of this disruption, from Wall Street down to Main Street? What challenges do employees and job-seekers face at every level of professional experience? In the tradition of the great business narratives of our time, Gigged offers deeply-sourced, up-close-and-personal accounts of our new economy. From the computer programmer who chooses exactly which hours he works each week, to the Uber driver who starts a union, to the charity worker who believes freelance gigs might just transform a declining rural town, journalist Sarah Kessler follows a wide range of individuals from across the country to provide a nuanced look at how the gig economy is playing out in real-time. Kessler wades through the hype and hyperbole to tackle the big questions: What does the future of work look like? Will the millennial generation do as well as their parents? How can we all find meaningful, well-paid work?

Automatic Society

Automatic Society

The Future of Work

  • Author: Bernard Stiegler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509506322
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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In July 2014 the Belgian newspaper Le Soir claimed that France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the United States may lose between 43 and 50 per cent of their jobs within ten to fifteen years. Across the world, integrated automation, one key result of the so-called ‘data economy’, is leading to a drastic reduction in employment in all areas - from the legal profession to truck driving, from medicine to stevedoring. In this first volume of a new series, the leading cultural theorist Bernard Stiegler advocates a radical solution to the crisis posed by automation and consumer capitalism more generally. He calls for a decoupling of the concept of ‘labour’ (meaningful, intellectual participation) from ‘employment’ (dehumanizing, banal work), with the ultimate aim of eradicating ‘employment’ altogether. By doing so, new and alternative economic models will arise, where individuals are no longer simply mined for labour, but also actively produce what they consume. Building substantially on his existing theories and engaging with a wide range of figures - from Deleuze and Foucault to Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan - Automatic Society will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities, as well as anyone concerned with the central question of the future of work.

Embracing Progress

Embracing Progress

Next Steps for the Future of Work

  • Author: A. Sophie Wade
  • Publisher: Advantage Media Group
  • ISBN: 9781599327853
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 292
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ENGAGEMENT, PERSONALIZATION, INTEGRATION AND CHOICE. These four Priorities are core themes for any Future-of-Work transformation. Embrace them as you take the next steps to achieve a future-proofed, talent-focused, and progressive working environment. PROGRESS is at the heart of the American Dream and the significant ongoing workforce and workplace changes. Technological advances are enabling new ways of working that are long overdue--responding to decades of societal evolution and new understanding about what actually engages workers and increases productivity. Sophie Wade is an authority on the Future of Work, and in Embracing Progress she shares her expertise and insights to explain the current and project work environment. She outlines how you can take the new steps to transform your company successfully, applying first principles to develop your unique plan for progress. You will learn about the four Priorities and six Pillars to focus on and evolve and how to achieve as smooth a transition as possible. Embracing Progress will give you the tools you need to develop and execute a viable strategic plan to tackle ongoing workplace changes, allowing your company to flourish in the years ahead. -The way we work is going through a profound transformation. With Embracing Progress, Sophie Wade provides an essential guide for businesses of all sizes to create a more flexible, empathetic, purpose-driven, and human workplace that can meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of this new era.- --ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, founder and CEO, Thrive Global -Sophie Wade brings a thoughtful and refreshing perspective to the critical topic of the Future of Work. She has spent much time and energy assessing how we can achieve better performance, engagement, and career satisfaction in the workplace. Embracing Progress is full of good ideas that can help us all think more creatively about how we work. It couldn't come at a more important time.- --MATT BREITFELDER, Chief Talent Officer, BlackRock -Sophie Wade brings to readers fresh ideas and terrific strategies aimed at helping them to succeed in today's and tomorrow's dynamic work environment, with experience from her own career that has been latticed and diverse.- --Julie Silver, MD, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Strategic Initiatives, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School -Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital -Sophie Wade tackles the Future of Work with a compelling big-picture vision and a smart understanding of its details. Her path of learning, questioning, and refining ideas delivers real-world approaches employers can use to help employees perform at their best. Whether dealing with the emerging understanding of creativity, the power of purpose, or the relationship between individuals and groups, Sophie understands the desire for fully-coherent workplaces that best empower the workforce of today and tomorrow.- --Greg Parsons, Senior Vice President and Creative Director, Work, Herman Miller, Inc Sophie Wade has been deeply immersed in the Future of Work for several years, starting with her focus on workplace flexibility. She shares many brilliant insights about the changing demands of the workforce and explains how the workplace is being radically altered forever. Her approach is organic, continually absorbing and developing new perspectives illuminating the evolution of the Future of Work. The applications are so helpful supporting companies' adaptions to this very new way of working. You can't go forward without it! --Faith Popcorn, CEO Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve Sophie Wade is a prime example that the most imaginative and insightful ideas come from those few among us comfortable traversing traditionally siloed fields and cross pollinating great ideas. Just as Steve Jobs turned his fascination with calligraphy into an unlikely, differentiating cornerstone of the early Apple experience, Wade delivers countless insights premised on her ability to demonstrate how hard won learning from one field can revolutionize -the way forward- when applied in another. Embracing Progress is must reading for anyone curious about the future of work and the changing topography of modern life.- --Joshua Abram, founder, NeueHouse

Individualism and Inequality

Individualism and Inequality

The Future of Work and Politics

  • Author: Ralph Fevre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781784716509
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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A belief in individual self-determination powered the development of universal human rights and inspired social movements from anti-slavery to socialism and feminism. At the same time, every attempt to embed individualism in systems of education and employment has eventually led to increased social inequality. Across the globe individualism has been transformed from a revolutionary force into an explanation for increasingly unequal societies where dissent is largely silent. This book explores the possibility of rediscovering the original, transformative potential of individualism.

The Year Without Pants

The Year Without Pants

WordPress.com and the Future of Work

  • Author: Scott Berkun
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118728955
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
  • View: 6489
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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods? To find out, former Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, leading a team of young programmers developing new ideas. The Year Without Pants shares the secrets of WordPress.com's phenomenal success from the inside. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. Offers a fast-paced and entertaining insider's account of how an amazing, powerful organization achieves impressive results Includes vital lessons about work culture and managing creativity Written by author and popular blogger Scott Berkun (scottberkun.com) The Year Without Pants shares what every organization can learn from the world-changing ideas for the future of work at the heart of Automattic's success.