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Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In this first part, I want to share research that I have come across around why smaller teams are better than larger ones.

Three Worlds for the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Recently PwC released a 30 page report called "The Future of Work - A Journey to 2022," which is actually quite fascinating. In fact, I did a podcast with Toni Cusumano who helped create the report.

TheFuturein5 Episode 29: Should We Focus on Work/Life Balance or Work/Life Integration?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of the Future in 5 takes a look at whether we should focus on work/life balance or work/life integration. Work/life balance is an interesting topic because it is very individualistic. For example, I work many more hours than a standard, full-time job.

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

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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 Examples of Companies With Internal Innovation Programs

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Many companies are now starting to focus on developing various types of cross-organizational innovation programs, and in some cases, these programs have been going on for years. Here are just a few that I wanted to highlight.

Five Ways To Turn Failure Into Success

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.07.2015 | 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.

TheFuturein5 Episode 27: Do You Need AaBreak From Email?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We all need an email break. We check email when we wake up in the morning, 50 times during the day and again at night. We check email all of the time. In this episode of the Future in 5 I talk about some of the reasons why we have become addicted to email, and share some of the tips and techniques I use to avoid relying so heavily on email.

How LinkedIn is Creating the HR Organization of The Future

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this week's episode of The Future of Work podcast I talk with Pat Wadors, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn. Pat runs all of talent and Human Resources (HR), and she is pretty much responsible for all of the cool things that you keep hearing about LinkedIn.

Why Failure Is Your Best Competitive Advantage

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In part 1, I will explore why failure can be a powerful competitive advantage, and in part 2, I will explore how to leverage failure as a competitive advantage.

TheFuturein5 Episode 25: Why This Time It's Different

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

As the saying goes, "Either you disrupt or get disrupted," and this is what we're starting to see. Listen in as I expand on this topic, and let me know what are you seeing?

Truly Human Leadership-Part 2: Management and Leadership at Barry-Wehmiller

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode continues my interview with Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., a manufacturing company with over 8,000 employees.

TheFuturein5 Episode 24: Why The Internet of Things is Going to Change Everything

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5, I talk about the internet of things. I've touched on wearable devices and things related to technology in the past, but I wanted to focus specifically on how the internet of things is going to change our lives.

Are You Working Too Hard or Not Hard Enough?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Lately, there have been some discussions focusing on getting people to work harder and more hours. This has been a very interesting topic and it got me thinking. In this episode of the Future in 5, I ask the question "Are we working too hard or not hard enough?"

Do We Need Managers?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

What would happen at your organization, if there were no managers? Would everything fall apart and go into chaos or would you see a more engaged workforce and a more successful organization?

The Industrial Internet: GE's Vision of a World With Connected People and Machines

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The world as we know it is becoming more and more connected. But, what will a world look like when devices as small as your watch to as large as a jet engine are all connected to each other and to people?

Why Freelancers Are Taking Over the World

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.13.2015 | 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.

Is Your Organization Thinking About Women in the Workplace?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I came across an interesting release on Vodafone who has introduced a new maternity leave policy across the entire organization whereby they now have a mandatory 16-week full-paid maternity leave.

The Future of Work Is About Choice

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I believe we are going to see the trend of customized work continue, especially as employee tenure shrinks and organizations become more serious and desperate to attract and retain top talent. The future of work is all about choice.

What The Future of Work Will Look Like: Exploring Various Scenarios with PwC

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Toni Cusumano is the Principal and Technology Sector Human Capital Leader at PwC, and she and her team have been spending a lot of time exploring what the future of work is going to look like.

Is Your Company Doing Enough Experimenting?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Today on the Future in 5, I talk about experimenting. A lot of organizations are trying to figure out what the future of work is going to look like. I'm often asked what steps they should take -- what they should be thinking about.

TheFuturein5 Episode 17: Do You Know the Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Over the next couple of years, I think these are going to be pretty much the five trends to pay attention to: 1) millennials, 2) new behavior, 3) mobility, 4) technology, and 5) globalization. These are the trends that organizations are, ultimately, trying to figure out what to do about.

TheFuturein5 Episode 16: Are You Ready for the Shrinking Employee Tenure?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The Future in Five is a regular video series where best-selling author, speaker, and futurist Jacob Morgan shares his ideas, insights, and commentary around the future of work in five minutes or less!

The State of Women in Management

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Last year when I was writing my most recent book on The Future of Work, I shared some ideas with my wife (Blake Morgan) around topics that I wanted to...

Does Connectivity Mean Availability?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of The Future in 5 I talk about some strategies that employees and managers can use to help make sure that connectivity and availability aren't muddled together.

Creating a Great Corporate Culture: Inside The Offices of Mulesoft

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

MuleSoft is another organization that was recently ranked by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work in America and they have also won plenty of other awards for being a great place to work.