Just so you know, the answers are YES.
A huge resounding YES. You better believe it.
And the questions: Can I work differently than I do today? Can I weave elements of the Future of Work into my own work today?
And it isn’t just the outliers. The ones on the fringe. The ones that have a small team and can pivot as they please.
It can be you, too. They don’t need to be unique. You can join them, even if you are surrounded by tradition.
Two of these articles talk about working without managers. The other one hits to the heart of the reason for the new business successes: WHY. They are working toward a purpose, not just to “increase shareholder value.”
Read. Learn. Act.
“Whenever problems popped up, I’d totally ignore them and pay attention to the people who had them. Suddenly all these issues were just dissolving. I swear it was like a Jedi mind trick.”
“It was a bold move and one that not everyone was convinced of. We proposed to change the way the company operated and give all employees 100% control of their time and let them decide what they work on each day. From now on no one would tell anyone what to do, not even the CEO. (Me!)”
“Unlike many of the other contenders for top CEO, Musk is not just dedicated to wealth. He is building businesses to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. He sees shareholders as only one stakeholder in the corporate mission. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Musk emphasized that “the reason I created Tesla was to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. And I made that clear to investors.”