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. 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.
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Get ready for 5 huge changes in the future of work The workplace is changing. 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. The economist JK Galbraith foretold some of this new wealth in his book The Affluent Society back in 1958. Although Galbraith was lamenting the rise of private sector wealth in the face of income disparity among the lower orders, the point is well made i.e. today we know that some work (in order) to live, whereas others (perhaps more happily) live to work. So how is the future of work about to change?
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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. “That is not the truth. The truth is we are emotional beings who on occasion think.” Brown has become a celebrity in the realm of self-help based on the popularity of her 2010 TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, which has been viewed nearly 30 million times. She is a Ph.D researcher at the University of Houston who has collected 15 years of data on topics including vulnerability, courage, empathy and shame.