Org Design, Modus of work, Structure
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Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, famously described what would be one of the central drivers of economic progress for centuries to come: the division of labor. Much of the prosperity our world now enjoys comes from the productivity gains of dividing work into ever smaller tasks performed by ever more specialized workers. Today, thanks to the rise of knowledge work and communications technology, this subdivision of labor has advanced to a point where the next difference in degree will constitute a difference in kind. We are entering an era of hyperspecialization—a very different, and not yet widely understood, world of work. Looking at today’s terrifically complex supply chains, one might think we’ve already reached the extremes of specialization.
For their global innovation strategies, many companies have long relied on their ability to assemble people with key capabilities and critical knowledge.
I’m currently doing a five-city speaking tour for Canon, speaking about the future of workspace.
Today, your performance review is based on things like sales numbers or number of goals met.
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 11:15 AM June 25, 2012
Working for yourself as an independent consultant offers many benefits , from choosing your own clients and work hours to deciding your company’s direction and goals. Leaving the traditional office environment, however, is not without its challenges.
As business leaders speak of the “Human Age” and claim that capitalism is being replaced by “talentism” --defined as access to talent as a key resource and differentiator--many companies have embarked on initiatives to “unleash their human potential.”
Such a role provides the needed visibility to the rest of the C-suite that is required to drive real change.
The values of this generation of independent-minded workers aren't wild and new.
The spring 2010 RSA Journal (UK) has an article by Robin Dunbar, professor of evolutionary anthropology at the University of Oxford. He has a theory that
Researchers have shown that a flexible schedule helps employees be healthier, happier, and more productive. If your boss still isn’t convinced that you should work wherever you want, here’s some more evidence to bolster your case: A study in the Journal of Consumer Research says that working in coffee shops and other moderately noisy places boosts creativity.
This is the second post in a series I’m writing about coworking spaces and how to start them. See the first piece, on Inspire9, here . Hub Melbourne is a very different story to Inspire9 , which is why it’s so great.
The productivity of the average worker has skyrocketed thanks to technology, but it comes at the price of a sedentary lifestyle.
The “digital workplace” is an emerging term that describes how the working environments in organisations of every type are being transformed by new technologies and behaviours. While the digital workplace offers a holistic view of the enterprise space, the challenge is to understand it in concrete terms. To overcome this, we have published a free report , A week in the digital workplace , that outlines a scenario of how we will work in the future.
The workplace of the future is closer than you think. A recent poll from Ipsos/Reuters shows the extent of workplace evolution as well as the fallout of globalization. Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) of the over 11,000 users from 24 countries polled online indicated that they work exclusively and/or consistently from home.