There are many angles to look at the Future of Work. It is a phrase used in many different contexts.
Some think of robots, others think of space. And they could all be right. But they are coming from it at a different angle than what I do.
I see the Future of Work in context of organizational strategy: How will you organize your work (personally or organizationally)?
These three articles talk about this topic essentially within the same context, but with unique twists.
Have a wonderful week. Make it even better by reimagining your work. And hopefully these articles will help you do just that.
There are two ways to prepare for the Future of Work. The first is to not change anything fundamentally and keep dealing with the same issues you have always dealt with, but in slightly new ways. The second is to make some changes which transcend today’s issues. To show you the two different ways of thinking, this article is in the mindset of the former.
I loved this phrase, so I had to add it in this week! At some point I will write my thoughts about gamification which, for the most part are not favorable. There is a difference between the hyped up “gamification” and applying game theory to work. They are two different things. This is more about the latter and you might be able to glean some good ideas off of it. See also this article.
“In Taylor’s time, companies were more rigidly hierarchical, and ideas about how to work typically came from the top down. Over the years, however, researchers found that “people like to be in charge of their own productivity,” and so management theory began to shift toward giving workers more control over how they did their jobs. The current vogue for productivity tips and apps is “the next step in that process.”“