Editor’s note: Interesting piece of research from PWC into the future of work. What’s your view on the four possible worlds of work?
Editor’s note: The good news is that there is a future of work. The challenge is to understand how and get comfortable with technology.
Editor’s note: Whatever the future looks like, if there is a role for humans then they will be working according to these eight laws.
Editor’s note: This seems to be a well argued, and grounded, discussion into how work is changing and the implications for learning. It’s a long read but worth it.
Editor’s note: Some interesting insights into the future of work, which don’t look altogether positive.
Editor’s note: Whether you agree with the assertion of the article or not, I thought the five forces of change impacting on organisations are useful for reference especially the impact of the increasingly connected world on learning.
Editor’s note: This concluding line sums up the thrust of this article: “It is high time to see ingenuity, craftsmanship, and connectivity as the critical differentiators, and move toward a future where we embrace and usher forward human-centered work.”
Editor’s note: John Seely Nbrown says that unlearning is an important part of learning. I like this line ‘While focusing on learning is fine, another real challenge is unlearning. We know that in this age of exponential change, global influences and zigzag careers, the ability to unlearn in order to learn anew, and re-frame in order to see differently is paramount.’
Editor’s note: How far have we come since the introduction of scientific approaches to management asks Barry Schwarz. Does this piece resonate with performance management thinking? It feels like it does – are we making work efficient at the expense of purpose and personal fulfillment?
Editor’s note: Norman Pickavance asks some big questions of business in this article. In particular, what can UK organisations do to develop long-term, sustainable businesses. He contends that a two-tier workforce is not the way forward.
Editor’s note: WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg runs an enormous company virtually. This article lifts the lid on how Wordpress works and how employees get things done. If this is the future of work, then what is the role of L&D?
Editor’s note: Is technological innovation speeding up or slowing down? This very well referenced article will take you to the core arguments for and against. Along the way are plenty of links to add more context.
Editor’s note: Write up of a panel debate at last month’s SXSW V2V entitled the “Future of Work: Evolve or go Extinct”. Like this line: ‘The winners are those who can learn fast, have a strong network and the best online reputation.’