Interviews & Research

Interviews & Research

Explore the new research that Sophie reviews and companies that are enjoying significant benefits from their different adaptations to the new ways of working. Sophie questions existing habits and practices based on new possibilities and supporting data.

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Unlearning to Live with Change: How to Hire, Respond and Succeed in an Evolving Environment

What roles and tasks do you need to hire for and for how long will those be relevant, as your business evolves at an accelerated pace? How can you identify the right people? How can they be prepared for the changing needs of the marketplace? “Unlearning” traditional ways of working might seem outlandish. However, it might well be the easiest way for new and existing employees to step away from traditional practices and adapt on a sustainable basis for a radically new and evolving business environment.

Interview with Dom Price, Work Futurist and Head of R&D at Atlassian.

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Other Interviews & Research

Transforming the Employee Experience: From Leadership to Engagement—Top Down and Bottom Up

Few companies have managed to create a compelling experience for their employees yet. Not many have really focused on it. Now, the spotlight is on workers and their environment as corporations battle for key talent and struggle to retain their younger employees who question traditional working arrangements. It takes a coherent and comprehensive effort to make a significant and sustainable change in the way your company operates with an authentic emphasis on your workforce and their working reality. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Art Vs. Science: Harness The Creativity Of Your Organization Through Technology

The art of transformation. Technology is becoming more deeply embedded and integrated into companies’ core functions and operating practices in addition to being a facilitating tool. However, it is not just about what technology you utilize, but also how you leverage it to transform and evolve your business. It is not just about the data you gather – big or small – but what you do with it. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Does Your Leadership Have What it Takes To Succeed In The Digital Economy? 

The “reality” of business is in flux, with technology as a primary driver. Digital transformation has taken over as the resounding phrase, which has emerged as our digital economy awaits the fundamental integration of technology. Who really understands this new environment, and who is leading the way forward effectively? Click here to read the rest of the article.

Are You Investing in Your Long-Term Future? New Study Shows the Critical Role of Technology

Technology advances are perhaps the most significant catalysts and drivers of the evolution toward Future-of-Work environments. Companies that are slow to adapt, adopt, and integrate technology are losing substantially more than just the benefit of more efficient and effective ways of operating...Click here to read the rest of the article. 

Millennial Reality: Technology, Meaning, And Management Unburdened By Legacy

Millennials approach things differently. Unburdened by “traditional” perspectives, they are freer to consider unlimited possibilities and unconstrained opportunities. When challenges arise, they may confront obstacles and demand change in order to make progress. No surprise—this is the endlessly repeated cycle of generations, and the essence of youth. Click here to read the rest of the article.

The Real Promise of Integration: New Data Shows How HR Technology Yields Strategic Talent Benefits

A essential goal of the Future of Work is strategic and customized integration. Integration that encompasses work and life, our personal and professional selves and environment, purpose and profit, and seamless technological applications and devices enabling, facilitating and supporting it all. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Productivity and Performance with a Distributed Workforce: Control, Choice and Communication

Face-to-face time is so 1990s. We used to use technology to bridge gaps mainly with traveling employees or select distant vendors and partners. Today we need to facilitate daily dialog and collaboration with a significant and growing number of remote internal and external workers and third-party experts. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Riding A Dinosaur: Are You Resisting Or Embracing The Future Of Work?

Just as in the Pleistocene Era, when the most recent Ice Age started, we are currently experiencing a confluence of forces that is bringing about undeniable, unavoidable, and transformative change. Societal evolution, coupled with accelerating technological developments and a vast cohort of workers espousing new working concepts and profiles, requires our attention and adaptation. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Future of Work – The Living of Organization: Management, Motivation & Motion

One is perhaps never so inspired as by another for whom out of the box thinking is so completely natural and obvious. Carey Smith, the CEO, or Chief Big Ass of Big Ass Solutions (no kidding!), is inspiring to listen to. Influenced by bosses in his early working years, who treated him with a generosity of spirit and respect that belied his youth, Smith’s management philosophy and practices are compelling in a myriad of ways, and far from traditional. Click here to read the rest of the article.

The Future of Work: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Robots OR I Heart My Robo-Assistant

“I’m sitting at the kitchen table sipping my coffee and reading the paper in my apartment. It’s a lazy Saturday. My ‘bot, Bob, took the dogs for an early morning walk, made my coffee, retrieved my paper from the mail box and put away the dishes that he cleaned after dinner last night. After filing this week’s work papers and giving me a list of movies and plays I might like to see this week, he will put wash and put away my clothes from yesterday.”….I interviewed SAP’s Kai Goerlich, who is their Thought Leadership IoT and Digital Futurist, to discover what the future might hold. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Future of Work: Talent Shaping and Shapes, Circles and Pools 

The linear, continuous and compounding career has disappeared. No dispute. However, while the ‘high potentials’ continue to receive attention and direction, few companies have made much progress to fill in the void with new — personalized and ‘latticed’ — career models and pathways for the bulk of their employees. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Future of Work: Bold Moves – Salary Self-Setting and Passion Pitching 

No matter whom you talk to, you will quickly find out that there are few people with solid solutions as we move into a very different way of working. Some people have more information, more data points, some have more understanding based on research and or specific trials (and some errors), and some are going with their gut in new directions, being bold and seeing what happens. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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