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Future of Work

How the Future of Work May Make Many of Us Happier

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Anne-Marie Slaughter

The 'care economy' allows people time to both make a living and do what they most care about.

The Death of Email

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The complete elimination of email is highly unlikely, at least for the foreseeable future, however some companies are embarking on a journey to do just that, at least for internal communication and collaboration purposes.

Emerging Trends -- Commercial Real Estate and the Future of Work

David A. Singer | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
David A. Singer

The world of work as it exists demands flexibility from a real estate industry built around rigidity. Hence the rise and expansion of third place workspaces in various sizes, permutations, and aesthetics.

Work The Way You Know it is Dead

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I don't mean that work doesn't exist and that we should all just drop what we are doing and quit our jobs. In fact, far from it.

The End of Knowledge Workers and the Rise of Learning Workers

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

During the past few decades we have spent a lot of time talking about knowledge workers and knowledge work. However today knowledge is nothing more than a commodity and to be the smartest guy in the room all you need access to is a smartphone

Exploring What the Future Of Work Won't Look Like

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We spend a lot of time exploring what the future of work is going to look like (myself included). However, it's helpful to take a step and examine some of the outdated practices and ways of thinking about work that WON'T be coming with us.

5 Ways to Lessen Inequality as Demand for Labor Decreases Worldwide

Aashish Mehta | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Aashish Mehta

As automation replaces jobs, we may need a guaranteed minimum income for all people, regardless of employment status.

Evolution of the Manager

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Today, their stereotypical role focuses on constraint, control, order, diligence, and sticking with the common assumptions that have long guided how we work. Instead, managers must heed the word of the band Prodigy to become "fire-starters."

How Focused Are You on the Big Rocks

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Understanding how the world of work is changing and what trends are shaping the future of work is only a part of what organizations need to focus on. Of course, to take this to the next level some kind of action needs to take place.

WATCH LIVE: The Future Of Work In The Sharing Economy

Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Dec. 2 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST. Many have touted the sharing economy’s benefits for consumers, including convenient and affordable s...

This Is the Single Greatest Cause of Employee Disengagement

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

When it comes to the future of work, organizations must focus on closing this gap. Consider an organization such as gaming company Valve which has completely gotten rid of managers altogether in favor of an approach where employees pick what they want to do, who they do it with, and when they do it.

Do We Need Offices?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We do not need to rely on offices. Today, as long as we can connect to the internet we are able to get our jobs done regardless of where we are or when we are connected. This means employees can work from home offices, cafes, co-working facilities, or anywhere else they can get wifi.

10 Principles of the Future Manager

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

When it comes to the future of work, it's not just employees that are changing; managers are also having to change the ways in which they lead and in fact are HAVING to become leaders.

Breaking a Silence -- Colleges and the Changing World of Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Wages have been stagnate for years. As Steven Baker put it in the New York Times, the recession, "devastating for working people everywhere in America," followed decades of largely flat wages.

Will Facebook at Work, Work?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Here is the second episode of The Future In 5, the video series where I share my ideas, insights, and commentary on the future of work in five minutes or less!

Are You Spending Too Much Time Focusing on Millennials?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Many organizations are concerned about the impact that millennials are going to have on the workplace. However, oftentimes too much of an emphasis is ...

Unleash the Rebels!

Annicken R. Day | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Annicken R. Day

Sometimes people get the "rebels" and the "complainers" mixed up, but there is a big difference between the two. When rebels criticize, they follow up their criticism with a suggestion for a solution. The complainers, however, they just love complaining.

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture With Freelance Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Organizational culture is dynamic. As the centerpiece of culture among your organization's workforce, you can make a tremendous impact. Start with yourself, and take time in selecting and nurturing your freelance workforce. Above all else -- remember that talent is not expendable, in-house or not.

Casually Fearless: Why Millennials Are Natural Entrepreneurs

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

I look at this generation and value their confidence and "can-do anything" attitude. I can't help but wonder what more could be accomplished if we all embraced their ability to look the possibility of failure in the eye and not flinch.

Egg Freezing (for Heaven's Sake!)

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

Overall, what message are these companies sending young women? That they *could* have waited? That biotechnology, in its endless wonder, now makes it possible to squeeze out a few more years of loyal work before bringing a tiny new person into this world?

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

In Search for Leaders Who Lead

Ayelet Baron | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Ayelet Baron

The 21st century organization requires bold leaders who understand they live in a world of opportunity to create and lead others around a shared purpose. Unfortunately, the system is still massively broke.

Startups Like Uber and Airbnb Will Continue To Disrupt Jobs. Here's What We Can Do About It

Wingham Rowan | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Wingham Rowan

The platform, called CEDAH (Central Database of Available Hours), allows anyone to list precise times when they, or a resource they own, is available for hire.

Don't Fix Management; Replace It

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Some of us took advantage of that freedom and blew off some of our classes or even entire courses. But most of us learned how to make the choices that gave us both a good time and a good education.

When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?

Stowe Boyd | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Stowe Boyd

Soon, all that will be left for human beings will be the non-routine, creative work.