A while back I had the pleasure of hearing Alan Greenspan talk about innovation. When he agreed to take some questions, I figured I had a shot at some objective thoughts on some of my nature of work theories.
The telework discussion has become a surrogate for a broader conversation on the very nature of work. How we manage knowledge workers is (or should be) very different from how we have done so over the past 200-plus years.
If what we need are insight workers, then we need to develop talent of all ages differently -- with more emphasis on problem-solving, more emphasis on collaboration, more skills in translating information and ideas into impact.