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Why Organizations Use Freelancers

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

As on-demand labor starts to increase, organizations of all shapes and sizes ─ especially large organizations ─ are going to have to think differently about the way they service, compete and innovate when thinking about the future of work.

Fostering Innovation: Mars Drinks' Coffee Shop Culture

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This month's content on the future of work was made possible by my friends at Work Market. Work Market is a freelance management system that brings fr...

What Is an Employee?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future in 5, I talk about what an employee is. This is a very basic, simple concept that many of us do not pay attention to even though it is a part of our daily lives.

5 Outdated Workplace Practices

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future In 5 I wanted to talk about the five workplace practices that are completely out-of-date. They are 1) hierarchy, 2) working...

The Transformation of T-Mobile: Re-engineering HR for the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It is rare to talk to such a large organization that has literally re-invented the HR function and what it means to work there. So take a moment to listen to this exciting podcast with Ben Bratt at T-Mobile.

How To Master The Opposing Sides Of Your Brain

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

Do you have a business-focused brain or an empathetic one? In other words, do you typically work with a task-oriented focus, meaning you’re comfo...

Your Guide to the Rapidly Changing Future of Work

Joseph Agoada | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

If you are in the workforce today, how can you prepare for the impending future? Professional development and career changes no longer have to mean going back to school for an expensive post-graduate degree.

What Would Happen If You Had a Blank Canvas?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

One of the biggest shifts that is happening in our world today, and there are many, is that many people are starting to wake up to the fact that life ...

The Highest Rated CEOs In 2015

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Recently Glassdoor released their highest rated CEOs list for 2015 which I wanted to share with you here.

What Are You Doing Today to Win in an Uncertain Tomorrow?

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Uncertainty is everywhere. In fact, the list of potential disruptions reads like the script from the Ginsu Knife commercials of the 1980's--just when you think you have identified all of the potential challenges, someone says "Wait! There's more!"

#TheFuturein5 Episode 43: The #1 Thing Your Business Should Do For The Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I always ask organizations why they do certain things ─ why they offer certain perks, why they create open office space, what they think about when it comes to the future of work.

How Supporting Women Can Transform a Company

Rich Lesser | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Rich Lesser

More than ten years ago, The Boston Consulting Group established a Women's Initiative to increase the number of women at the firm -- as well as the le...

What Some of the World's Leading Companies Can Teach You About the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The goal of the community and the forum is to bring together the world's most forward thinking organizations to explore what the future of work is going to look like, and what companies are doing to adapt.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 34: Are Open Office Spaces Good or Bad?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

There have been quite a few articles written recently around open office spaces and why we need to get rid of them, why they're bad for engagement, why they're bad for productivity, and on and on why they are so bad for organizations.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 33: Does Dress Code at Work Matter?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Short answer: yes! However, it is part of a big picture where a lot of things come into play: dress code, corporate culture, technologies that you use, etc.

#TheFuturein5 Ep 32: What LinkedIn's Acquisition of Lynda Means for Talent Management

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, just bought Lynda for $1.5 billion. For those of your not familiar with Lynda, it is a platform that provides online courses similar to AccountAcademy, Coursera, and Udemy.

A 21st Century Way of Life: From 20th Century Work-Life Balance to Lifeworking

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

This is a way of life that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a life journey in the 21st century.

TheFuturein5, Episode 28: What Is the Biggest Barrier to Change?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5, I discuss what is the biggest barrier to change for organizations? In other words, why are some organizations not changing?

Five Ways To Turn Failure Into Success

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

A few weeks ago, I wrote about "Why Failure Is The Best Advantage." We have long been taught to avoid and run from failure, but a big part of the future of work is embracing failure.

Why The End Of Meaningless Jobs Is A Win For Us All

Singularity University | S. Vollie Osborn | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and fewer available ...

'Inequality Has Become A Moral Choice To Which Society Accedes'

Singularity University | Nick Ellis | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

Years ago, my brother, Matt, explained to me that there are three ways to push out the productivity curve: technology, capital, or people. When we ...

Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question

Alexander Saint-Amand | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Alexander Saint-Amand

Conversations about values and goals are important at every organization. At my company, they're essential. As a global professional learning platform, our success depends on each of our 1,000 employees exercising curiosity, courage, and a love of learning.

Why Freelancers Are Taking Over the World

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5 I share the eight driving forces and trends enabling the freelancer economy to grow, and why I think freelancers are going to take over the world. Recent statistics are confirming the growing freelancer economy.

British Minister: McDonald's Is 'The Biggest Education Institution In The Country'

Fusion | Daniel Rivero | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

For all the flack that fast food companies like McDonald’s have been getting about paying living wages to their employees in the U.S., a Britis...

'47 Percent' Of U.S. Jobs Are At Risk Because Of Advancing Technologies

Fusion | Daniel Rivero | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

Somewhere out there, a robot is scheming to take my job. About a year ago, a breaking news story about a Los Angeles earthquake was fully writ...