The future of work – What about the future of YOUR work? What does it look like for you personally?
That is my challenge to you this week. Define what it looks like for you.
- How would you like to work?
- Describe the level of trust you have with those around you.
- What type of work would allow you to do your best?
- What type of organization would allow you to do that type of work?
- What bits of bureaucracy will have disappeared?
Here are a few articles to help you get started on the right foot.
Now, go live your future of work.
This one by the ever-insightful Harold Jarche: “The way we manage our organizations is largely ineffective for the complex challenges we face, whether driven by the environment, demographics, economics, or politics.”
“Not only is technology changing the work opportunities for individuals, it also having a huge impact on tasks undertaken within communities of workers, Gratton argues. “We used to think that being really clever and innovative on your own was all that was required. But actually what we’re beginning to realize is the challenges now are often to do with how people from different disciplines get together and share ideas.”
Dion Hinchcliffe is always looking to the future and is spot on: “The fundamental issue at hand seems to be whether a centralized technology enablement function (the IT department) invented for another, simpler age can service the full range of complex and specialized needs across countless departments and divisions, while still keeping up with the blistering pace of digital progress, all of which are on Internet-time.”
From my friend Jodanna Cook of Lowes: “…Companies and leadership are both sometimes too afraid of failure, mainly because failure can be expensive. But even though failure can be costly: financially, emotionally and physically; sometimes the lessons learned are worth even more than the so-called success. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is that sometimes you have to fail in order to succeed. I believe this statement is valid for both companies and people.
“In organizations, change happens continuously and often at a rapid pace. Change has become an everyday part of organizational dynamics. Any organization that will not make changes risks being left behind, forgotten, risks competitors driving them out of business or faces possible closure. Top 18+ must reads on change management.”