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Jacob Morgan

Why Managers Need to Be Leaders

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We must stop referring to leaders and managers as two separate people. And perhaps most importantly, we need to give leaders at our organizations the opportunity to be officially recognized as managers.

Hierarchy: A Necessary Evil

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in Five, I share my views about hierarchy and whether it's a necessary evil. Many companies around the world are trying ...

The 14 Principles of a Future Organization

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We are seeing an amazing evolution around how we work, how we lead and how we structure our companies.

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.

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 However, it's helpful to take a step and examine some of the outdated practices and ways of thinking about work that WON'T be coming with us.

New Research: The Top 10 Factors for Employee Happiness on the Job

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies continue to come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world.

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.

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.

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 ...

Should Management and Leadership Be Separated?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

What makes a great leader? What makes a great manager? Should the two be separated?

Speed Your Company's Social Transformation, From Inside Out

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

The more that we, as the new "social workers" can see and successfully suggest holistic models for adoption in our own company, the greater the chance that we can use our best talents with others, and choose to stay at a firm, doing meaningful work together.

Finally an Enterprise Roadmap for Capturing the Full Power of Social

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters online community, designed by Backplane, quickly attracted a million unique visitors soon after launching in July 2012. Without relying on Facebook, Lady Gaga is able to host a specific interest, purpose-driven global community.