Things to Think About for the Future of Work


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Here is a random mix of thoughts and ideas that you can/should be thinking about when it comes to the future of work and collaboration.

Just because we can always be connected doesn’t mean we should be, we need to time away from screens to spend with family and friends.

If your company doesn’t think for and plan for the future of work then your company has not future.

Always put your strategy before the technology, doing so will help you save a lot of money in the long-run.

Email is no longer the most effective way to communicate or collaborate with employees.

Millennials are going to be the majority workforce by 2020, is your organization adapting? How would someone just graduating from college work at your company, and more importantly, would they want to?

Cubicles and offices are no longer mandatory, they are optional.

Investing in collaboration and giving your employees a voice is a crucial factor for attracting and retaining top talent.

Not every organization is on-board with how the world of work of changing, if you are stuck and frustrated and can seem to make an impact, there is nothing wrong with leaving and working somewhere where your efforts are appreciated.

Doing meaningful work where employees are happy and engaged is becoming more important than monetary incentives.

There are many collaboration technologies out there, many of them have free(mium) version of their product that you can test out, play around with a few of them and see what you like.

Creating a collaborative organization isn’t an option it’s THE option.

Everyone always says pay attention to the voice of the customer, what about the voice of the employee?

The future of work is about “connecting to work.”

Managers are shifting from command and control, to following from the front, that is removing obstacles from the paths of employees and inspiring them vs scaring them.

Behavior is just as important as technology but both go hand in hand and work with each other to make change. One cannot effectively work without the other.

Employees are cogs, work is a struggle, and managers are slave-drivers. These are actual synonyms from the dictionary. In other words, work sucks. This is how our companies were built so we have a lot of work to do to help change this mindset.

Evolving your organization is a never-changing process, it’s an ongoing journey.

Collaboration tools cannot be blamed for the success or failure of collaboration. Tools are just that, tools. Employees need to actually use the tools for goals to be achieved.

This is a very exciting yet challenging time for companies around the world, how will your company adapt to the future of work?

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jacob Morgan
I'm a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like and how to create great experiences so that employees actually want to show up to work. I've written three best-selling books which are: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).


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