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No CEO: The Swedish company where nobody is in charge. Do you really need someone to tell you what to do at work?

No CEO: The Swedish company where nobody is in charge

Three years ago, Swedish software consultancy Crisp decided that the answer was no. The firm, which has about 40 staff, had already trialled various organisational structures, including the more common practice of having a single leader running the company. Crisp then tried changing its chief executive annually, based on a staff vote, but eventually decided collectively that no boss was needed. Why isn't Holacracy working at Zappos? — Quartz. Las Vegas, Nevada “We want to believe that we are thinking, rational people and on occasion tangle with emotion, flick it out of the way, and go back to thinking,” renowned vulnerability expert Brene Brown told a packed house at the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas just before Labor Day Weekend.

Why isn't Holacracy working at Zappos? — Quartz

“That is not the truth. Creative entropy — a killer problem with Laloux’s evolutionary purpose. The concept of ‘Evolutionary purpose’ — a central theme from Laloux’s Reinventing Organisations — is a deeply flawed conceptual model.

Creative entropy — a killer problem with Laloux’s evolutionary purpose

There’s convincing evidence that it doesn’t even exist, and even if you try to implement it anyway there are major flaws including ‘creative entropy’ — a gradual loosening of an organisation’s focus — which may be the opposite of what’s needed to realise a big idea. What is evolutionary purpose? Here’s what it means, from the Reinventing Organisations wiki: Get ready for 5 huge changes in the future of work. The workplace is changing.

Get ready for 5 huge changes in the future of work

Whether we look at blue-collar workers on building sites, factories and farms, or whether we consider the lives of white-collar workers in so-called ‘professions’ with specialized education and training, these changes are happening in every place of work. Where even a couple of hundred years ago we worked to survive and put food on the table, today we can pinpoint any number of instances where our sophisticated social structure sees people working for personal fulfilment and other forms of enrichment. Die HR-Abteilung heute: Vom Partner zum Vordenker.

Die Rolle von HR-Abteilungen ändert sich gewaltig.

Die HR-Abteilung heute: Vom Partner zum Vordenker

OpenWork sparks fresh thinking through sharing the stories of organizations reinventing how work gets done. By W.M.

OpenWork sparks fresh thinking through sharing the stories of organizations reinventing how work gets done

Akers OpenWork takes a look at people whose ideas have the power to reshape the workplace in 2017. Over the last 10 years, companies across the United States and abroad have embraced worker happiness as the No. 1 driver of productivity. Innovative perks, better benefits and increased flexibility have become essential to any company looking to attract top talent, but the revolution doesn’t stop there. These eight individuals are literally changing the way we work.

Bart Lorang: CEO, FullContact His Big Idea: Pay Employees to Take Vacation Lorang, CEO of the cloud-based address book company FullContact, got sick of watching his employees waste their vacations. By 2030, will we all be our own boss? The future of work is a key topic at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017.

By 2030, will we all be our own boss?

Watch the Promise or Peril: Decoding the Future of Work session here. Will the day come when we all work as our own boss? Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work, says entrepreneurs and freelancers represent the future of the workplace, as traditional office jobs become less and less relevant. He explains what we need to do to prepare, how companies should react, and why there is still a glass ceiling to be shattered. Your Global Future Council has a very broad spectrum to cover. Daimler: Mit der „Schwarm-Organisation“ auf den Premium-Thron. Creative entropy — a killer problem with Laloux’s evolutionary purpose.

Agility foundation for change. The Biggest Workplace Trends To Watch For This Year. Did you know that 2016 is the year the first college graduates of Generation Z (born between 1994–2010) will enter the workforce?

The Biggest Workplace Trends To Watch For This Year

Crazy, right? Think about the perspective they're going to bring to the workplace -- especially having grown up in an ever-connected, technology-focused world. Along with Generation Z, there are other workplace trends that will have a significant impact on office life this year. Boomerang employees, which are the folks who leave a company and return at a later stage, will become more acceptable. Workspaces will become more collaborative. Forbes Welcome. Designing the digital workplace: Connectivity, communication, collaboration. By Ramez Shehadi, Christopher A.H.

Designing the digital workplace: Connectivity, communication, collaboration

Vollmer, Danny Karam Originally published by Booz & Company: June 3, 2013 The business world is moving faster and becoming more global, more mobile, and more digitized, thanks in part to a new generation of tech-savvy employees. Forbes Welcome. The New Organization: Different by Design. We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking.

The New Organization: Different by Design

Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands of the workforce and business climate today. Our conclusion, after almost a year of study, is that today’s digital world of work has shaken the foundation of organizational structure, shifting from the traditional functional hierarchy to one we call a “network of teams.”

This new model of work is forcing us to change job roles and job descriptions; rethink careers and internal mobility; emphasize skills and learning as keys to performance; redesign how we set goals and reward people; and change the role of leaders. Fig 1: The New Organization: A Network of Teams Fig 2: Relative Importance of the Ten Global Human Capital Trends. Forbes Welcome.